A Piedmontese secular military order which in its later form dates from Charles III, Duke of Savoy, in 1518. It was first dedicated to the Blessed Virgin at the time of Felix V, anti-pope in 1434. The order considered itself the successor of the Order of the Collar, as it celebrated the feast of the Annunciation in the Charterhouse of Pierre-Chatel in Bugey, where the former held its chapters. On the cession of Bugey to France the Order of the Annunziata transferred its chapters to the Camaldolese monastery near Turin, Italy (1627).
- “Order of the Annunziata”. . Saints.SQPN.com. 22 March 2010. Web. 25 May 2013. <http://saints.sqpn.com/order-of-the-annunziata/>