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Louis Thomas, Count of Soissons

Louis Thomas
Count of Soissons
Prince Louis Thomas of Savoy-Carignan
Spouse(s) Uranie de La Cropte de Beauvais
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Issue Maria Anna Victoria, Duchess in Saxony
Emmanuel Thomas, Count of Soissons
Full name
Luigi Tommaso di Savoia
Noble family House of Savoy-Carignano
Father Eugene Maurice, Count of Soissons
Mother Olympia Mancini
Born (1657-12-15)15 December 1657
Died 14 August 1702(1702-08-14) (aged 44)
Near Landau

Prince Louis Thomas of Savoy-Carignan (Italian: Luigi Tommaso di Savoia-Carignano; 15 December 1657 – 14 August 1702) was a Count of Soissons and Prince of Savoy. He was killed at the Siege of Landau at the start of the War of the Spanish Succession.

Contents

  • Biography 1
  • Issue 2
  • Ancestry 3
  • References 4

Biography

Louis Thomas was the eldest son of Eugene Maurice, Count of Soissons and Olympia Mancini, as well as the oldest brother of Prince Eugene of Savoy. He married Uranie de La Cropte de Beauvais, whom Saint-Simon had once described as "radiant as the glorious morn". His daughter eventually inherited Eugene's estate. His maternal cousins included the Duke of Vendôme as well as the Duke of Bouillon and Louis Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne. His paternal cousins included Victor Amadeus I, Prince of Carignano and Louis William, Margrave of Baden-Baden.

After the death of his father and the flight of his mother to Brussels due to her involvement in the notorious Louis XIV had amorous designs on his wife. Urania, however, spurned the king's romantic advances. Angered, Louis dismissed Louis Thomas from the army, and, when Louis Thomas sought a position abroad, terminated his pension and dues. In 1699, all but bankrupt, Louis Thomas sought the aid of his younger brother, Eugene, in Vienna. With Eugene's help, he obtained a commission in the Austrian Imperial Army.

On 18 August Louis was killed by a French bomb at the Siege of Landau at the onset of the War of the Spanish Succession.[1]

Issue

Ancestry

References

  1. ^ Skala, Harald (2005). "Die Belagerung von Landau 1702 und 1703". Retrieved 5 October 2014. 


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