Catherine of Spain (1567–1597)

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Catherine of Spain (1567–1597)

Duchess of Savoy. Name variations: Katherine Michela. Born in 1567; died in 1597; daughter of Philip II (1527–1598), king of Spain (r. 1556–1598), and king of Portugal as Philip I (r. 1580–1598), and Elizabeth of Valois (1545–1568); married Charles Emmanuel I the Great (1562–1630), duke of Savoy (r. 1580–1630); children: Victor Amadeus I (1587–1637), duke of Savoy (r. 1630–1637); Margaret of Savoy (fl. 1609–1612, who married Francesco IV Gonzaga of Mantua); Philibert, prince of Oneglia; Cardinal Maurice; Thomas Francis, prince of Carignan or Carignano (d. 1656).