AURADE Or, Auriade, or Auriate.
A county in the 10th and 11th centuries in much of what is now the province of Cuneo in southwestern Piedmont in northwest Italy. The family that held it also acquired the Marquisate of Turin and the County or Mark of Susa.
After two (probably childless) marriages Adelaide, the heiress to much of this territory, married Otto, who later succeeded to the Savoy lands across the Alps, as her third husband. After Adelaide’s death in 1091 the County passed to the Aleramid descendants of her younger sister and later became a large part of the Marquisate of Saluzzo.