Savoy, house of
Savoy, house of, dynasty of Western Europe that ruled Savoy and Piedmont from the 11th cent., the kingdom of Sicily from 1714 to 1718, the kingdom of Sardinia from 1720 to 1861, and the kingdom of Italy from 1861 to 1946. Collateral branches of the house of Savoy include that of Nemours.
Sections in this article:
- The Kingdom of Sicily
- Savoy and Piedmont
- The Kingdom of Italy
- The Kingdom of Sardinia
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