First Genoese-Savoyard War, 1625

The Marquisat of Zuccarello was an object both Duke Charles Emmanuel I. of Savoy and the Republic of Genova desired to acquire; in 1622, Emperor Ferdinand II. sold it to the Republic of Genova for 220,000 Florins. The Republic of Genova being a staunch Spanish ally, vital to the Spanish supply lines, Duke Charles Emmanuel concluded a treaty with France. The Dutch and English fleets were to interrupt communication between Spain and Genova; the Duke de Guise, Governor of the Provence, was to invade the western regions of the Republic of Genova.
In 1625, Duke Charles Emmanuel I. of Savoy-Piemont invaded Genoese territory. The Genoese fortress of Masone held out against a Savoyard siege. The scheme ultimately failed, because Richelieu did not desire the allies to make gains.

Genova e i Savoia, by Franco Bampi, in Italian
Masone, by Mauro Ottonello, in Italian
Prima Guerra Savoina, by Franco Bampi, in Italian
DOCUMENTS Republic of Genoa Rulers, from Genealogy Euweb
Genova 1625, from Mappe di Genova ed altre mappe antiche diverse

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