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Discussions about the Imperial Family and European Royalty => Italian Royal Families => Topic started by: amedeo on June 25, 2005, 05:35:02 AM

Title: King CARLO EMANUELE III of Sardinia (1701-1773)
Post by: amedeo on June 25, 2005, 05:35:02 AM
CARLO  EMANUELE  III

The second-born of Vittorio Amedeo II and Anna d'Orleans, born in Turin in 1701. He married Cristina Luigia of Baviera Sulzbach in 1722 and later, Polissena d'Assia Rheinfels. He came to the throne in 1730. He was a sober hard-working man and immediately strengthened both armed forces and fortifications. Following this, he took part in the Polish and Austrian wars of succession. In the first conflict he joined France and Spain against Austria, hoping to acquire Milan as a consequence. He advanced as far as Parma and Piacenza and won at Guastalla in 1734 but peace in Vienna in 1735 forced him to leave Lombardy and concede Novara, Tortona and cease conflicts in the Langhe regions. In 1737, he married Elisabetta Teresa of Lorraine. During the war of Austrian succession he allied himself with Maria Teresa of Austria against France and Spain. He moved down through Italy as far as Rimini before returning to Piedmont, which was being threatened by the Spanish, who had won in Montmelian and Barraux in Savoy.  In 1743, he liberated Cuneo from a French siege. Beaten at Bassignana in 1745, he liberated a besieged Alessandria the next year and on the 19th of July 1747, his troops routed an army of twenty-two thousand French at Colle dell'Assietta. It was a victory that brought Carlo Emanuele III Novarese, Tortonese and the other lands beyond the River Po at the peace of Aquisgrana in 1748. In domestic politics, he continued the work of his father, although with less energy and incisiveness. However, he was shrewd in his choice of ministers, like the Marquis of Ormea and Giambattista Bogino. He died in 1773.

From: http://www.nationmaster.com/index.php  

http://www.lavenaria.it/eng/index.htm
Title: Re: King CARLO EMANUELE III of Sardinia (1701-1773)
Post by: amedeo on June 25, 2005, 05:37:27 AM

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Title: Re: King CARLO EMANUELE III of Sardinia (1701-1773)
Post by: amedeo on June 25, 2005, 05:39:14 AM
Carlo Emanuele in 1710 with his first armour, now many armours of the Savoia family are conserved in the "Armeria Reale of Turin".

http://www.artito.arti.beniculturali.it/Armeria%20Reale/DefaultArmeria.htm
Title: Re: King CARLO EMANUELE III of Sardinia (1701-1773)
Post by: amedeo on June 25, 2005, 05:39:29 AM

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Title: Re: King CARLO EMANUELE III of Sardinia (1701-1773)
Post by: amedeo on June 27, 2005, 10:34:42 AM
Carlo Emanuele III was called "Carlin" by his parents (it means little Charles). He was loved by his mother, instead Vittorio Amedeo II preferred his first son Vittorio Amedeo Flilippo who died young.
Title: Re: King CARLO EMANUELE III of Sardinia (1701-1773)
Post by: amedeo on June 30, 2005, 11:26:00 AM

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Title: Re: King CARLO EMANUELE III of Sardinia (1701-1773)
Post by: amedeo on July 18, 2005, 09:53:37 AM
Carlo Emanuele III with his son Vittorio Amedeo (III).
Title: Re: King CARLO EMANUELE III of Sardinia (1701-1773)
Post by: amedeo on August 08, 2005, 06:21:43 AM
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Title: Re: King CARLO EMANUELE III of Sardinia (1701-1773)
Post by: amedeo on August 22, 2005, 11:46:05 AM
Carlo Emanuele III in a portrait by Maria Giovanna Clementi.
Title: Re: King CARLO EMANUELE III of Sardinia (1701-1773)
Post by: amedeo on September 21, 2005, 08:52:57 AM
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Title: Re: King CARLO EMANUELE III of Sardinia (1701-1773)
Post by: amedeo on September 28, 2005, 11:43:25 AM
A small watercolour by Liotard (the famous French painter).
Title: Re: King CARLO EMANUELE III of Sardinia (1701-1773)
Post by: amedeo on October 08, 2005, 04:00:10 AM
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Title: Re: King CARLO EMANUELE III of Sardinia (1701-1773)
Post by: amedeo on October 08, 2005, 04:00:47 AM
Carlo Emanuele III in armour just became king in 1730 after the abdication of his father.
Title: Re: King CARLO EMANUELE III of Sardinia (1701-1773)
Post by: amedeo on October 20, 2005, 05:44:00 AM
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b206/carlo_3/RE%20DI%20SARDEGNA%201718-1830-2/7e4ccb45.jpg)
Title: Re: King CARLO EMANUELE III of Sardinia (1701-1773)
Post by: amedeo on November 07, 2005, 09:53:08 AM
Carlo Emanuele III during a battle. This good portrait is conserved it the Galleria Sabauda (Turin).
Title: Re: King CARLO EMANUELE III of Sardinia (1701-1773)
Post by: amedeo on January 15, 2006, 04:36:24 AM
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Title: Re: King CARLO EMANUELE III of Sardinia (1701-1773)
Post by: HSH The Duchess of Bourbon on December 06, 2009, 08:53:00 PM
To put it simply, does anyone know anything about these poor unmarried princesses, daughters of Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia and his second wife the German Polyxena Christina of Hesse-Rotenburg..?

*Princess Eleonora Maria Teresa of Savoy ( 28 February 1728 – 14 August 1781), unmarried.
*Princess Maria Luisa Gabriella of Savoy ( 25 March 1729 – 22 June 1767), a nun.
*Princess Maria Felicita of Savoy ( 19 March 1730 – 13 May 1801), unmarried.

Anything welcome! info, pix, little details, possible husbands, lives at court etc [also does anyone know their style - was it Royal Highness or just Highness, the Savoyard's always confuse me haha]

=] Ty
Title: Re: King CARLO EMANUELE III of Sardinia (1701-1773)
Post by: Marc on December 08, 2009, 08:35:41 AM
There were some pictures of the 2 of them on some other threads,but sadly not so much informations about them...Abot Maria Louisa Gabriela I know nothing...does anyone know where was she a nun?
Title: Re: King CARLO EMANUELE III of Sardinia (1701-1773)
Post by: Chablais on May 27, 2010, 05:58:19 PM
Maria Luisa Gabriella died in the convent of Sant'Andrea of Chieri. Here ( http://www.cdbchieri.it/giornalino/cdb_informa_38/13.htm ) the convent is described as a palatial building with nice gardens and a church finished in 1733 designed by Juvarra himself! I read somewhere else that Juvarra condidered this church one of his masterpieces. The same site cited above says that the nuns that were there were of the order of saint Benedict. Of course the interesting question, still not answered is: when did she enter the convent?
Title: Re: King CARLO EMANUELE III of Sardinia (1701-1773)
Post by: Chablais on May 27, 2010, 07:54:06 PM
Reading "Il Patriziato Subalpino" by baron Manno, one knows that princess Felicita (also called Madama Felicita) had her own court: first squires (primi scudieri), second squires (secondi scudieri), first lady-in-waiting (prima dama), aide-de-chambre (aiutante di camera).. However the years reported there are all after the death of her sister Eleonora, maybe while Eleonora was alive they shared the same court?

In the Turin Royal Palace there is now an apartement that is called of Madama Felicita, so I supposed she lived there.

Finally I found out that in 1786 she founded the "Convitto per vedove nobili e di civile condizione" (boarding for widows of noble and civil condition).
The new building she had build for that looks quite impressive and is on the Turin's hill, quite near to the Villa della Regina royal palace. Expenses for the building and the maintenance of the Convitto were largerly paid by her and by her brother.
I'm not really sure why they considered this charity, maybe because widows were considered weak people to protect from the world or maybe because the widows that were there were poor and could have a dignified life elsewhere..
Father Giovanni Battista Canaveri, confessor of the princess and probably inspirer of this work, was called to be the director. He later became bishop of some Piedmontese diocesis.
The princess had there an apartment for herself composed of an audience room, 3 rooms and 3 more little rooms one of which was a personal chapel.
She also managed to have St Felicita's relics transferred to the main chapel of the Convitto from somewhere else in Turin.
Before flewing to Rome she gave her forniture to the Convitto in an attempt of preserving it from French confiscation.
I had all this information form the site of the Convitto that nowadays is an house for elderly people.
Title: Re: King CARLO EMANUELE III of Sardinia (1701-1773)
Post by: CountessKate on April 29, 2014, 08:50:19 AM
Here are the three unmarried daughters of Carlo Emanuele and Polissena as children:

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a42/cfarnon/Italian%20Courts/Eleonora-dauCE3-2b_zpse339f99d.jpg) (http://s8.photobucket.com/user/cfarnon/media/Italian%20Courts/Eleonora-dauCE3-2b_zpse339f99d.jpg.html)

Princess Eleonora Maria Teresa

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a42/cfarnon/Italian%20Courts/MariaFelicitadauCarloEmm3-2b_zps7b37d988.jpg) (http://s8.photobucket.com/user/cfarnon/media/Italian%20Courts/MariaFelicitadauCarloEmm3-2b_zps7b37d988.jpg.html)

Princess Maria Luisa Gabriella

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a42/cfarnon/Italian%20Courts/MariaLuisaGabrielladauCarloEmm3-2b_zps71fdb516.jpg) (http://s8.photobucket.com/user/cfarnon/media/Italian%20Courts/MariaLuisaGabrielladauCarloEmm3-2b_zps71fdb516.jpg.html)

Princess Maria Felicita

And all together:

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Title: Re: King CARLO EMANUELE III of Sardinia (1701-1773)
Post by: CountessKate on April 29, 2014, 08:51:20 AM
By Louis Michel van Loo, I forgot to say.