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Anna Canalis
Marchesa o Spigno
Coontess o San Sebastiano
Portrait of Anna Canalis di Cumiana, Marchesa di Spigno by an unknown artist.jpg
Full name
Anna Carlotta Teresa Canalis
Born 23 April 1680
Palazzo Canalis, Turin
Dee'd 13 Apryle 1769(1769-04-13) (aged 88)
Convent o the Visitation, Pinerolo
Spoose(s) Victor Amadeus II, Keeng o Sardinie
Ignazio Francesco Novarina
Issue
Pietro, Marquis of Spigno
Faither Francesco Maurizio Canalis, Coont o Cumiana
Mither Monica Francesca San Martino d'Agliè


Anna Carlotta Teresa Canalis (Anna Carlotta Teresa; 23 Aprile 1680 – 13 Aprile 1769) wis an Italian noblewoman, an later the morganatic wife o Victor Amadeus II, Keeng o Sardinie. She wis created Marchesa o Spigno.



Background[eedit | eedit soorce]

Born at the Palazzo Canalis, Turin in 1680, she wis a daughter o Francesco Maurizio Canalis, Coont o Cumiana an Monica Francesca San Martino d'Agliè. Receiving education as a nun at the Convent o the Visitation in Turin, she wis introduced to the ducal coort o Savoy in 1695. She wis made a lady-in-waiting tae Marie Jeanne, Dowager Duchess o Savoy, mither o the ruler, Victor Amadeus II. She wis styled as "Mademoiselle de Cumiana".


Mairiage[eedit | eedit soorce]

She was married on 21 April 1703 to Ignazio Francesco Novarina, Coont o San Sebastiano, by whom she purportedly haed seven childer. The mairiage wis arranged bi Dowager Duchess Marie Jeanne, to whose household she belonged an who haed noticed her son's wandering eye looking in the direction o the unmairit Anna.


She wis later made a lady-in-waiting tae Polyxena, Princess of Piedmont, wife o Charles Emmanuel, Prince o Piedmont an heir apparent o Victor Amadeus II. She was later elevated tae the position o Polyxena's lady-in-waiting, where she given a position equivalent tae Lady o the Bedchamber.

Childer[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Paola Novarina (b.1708)
  2. Paolo Federico Novarina (b.1710)
  3. Carlo Novarina (1711)
  4. Giacinta Novarina (b.1712)
  5. Chiara Novarina (b.1714)
  6. Pietro Novarina, Marchese o Spigno (b.1715) mairit Adelaide Cisa di Grésy an haed childer.
  7. Luigi Novarina (b.1718) mairit Matilde Scarampi del Camino.
  8. Biagio Novarina (b.1722)



Mairiage tae Keeng Victor Amadeus[eedit | eedit soorce]

In August 1728 Victor Amadeus's consort Anne Marie d'Orléans died after a series of heart attacks. Twa years later he mairit Anna in a private ceremony on 12 August 1730 in the Royal Chapel in Turin, having obtained permission frae [Pape Clement XII]]. Victor Amadeus created her Marchesa o Spigno. The teetle was attached tae a fief o the Haly Roman Empire, acquired as spoils o the War o the Spaingie Succession and subsequently owned bi an illegitimate brother o Victor Amadeus.

The couple made their marriage public on 3 September 1730, much to the dismay o the coort. A month later, Victor Amadeus announced his wish tae abdicate the throne an did so in a ceremony at the Castle o Rivoli on the day o his mairiage. His son succeeded him as Charles Emmanuel III.