Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Victor Amadeus II.
VICTOR AMADEUS II., Duke of Savoy, and first King of Sardinia; born in 1666; succeeded his father in the duchy, in 1675. He married Maria d'Orleans, niece of Louis XIV., but entered, nevertheless, on a tortuous policy, which involved him in a war with that monarch. Having acquired Sicily, he exchanged that kingdom in 1718, for Sardinia, by treaty with the emperor. He died in 1732, two years after his abdication in favor of his son.