Rupen of Montfort

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Rupen of Montfort (died 8 September 1313) was a Cypriot nobleman, the second surviving son of Humphrey of Montfort and Eschive d'Ibelin.

In 1299, Rupen married Marie d'Ibelin (d. aft. 1340), daughter of Balian of Ibelin, Seneschal of Cyprus. They had two children:[1]

His elder brother Amalric died in 1304, and Rupen succeeded him as titular Lord of Toron. In 1308, Rupen was involved in the abortive rebellion against Amalric, Prince of Tyre, who had usurped the royal power in Cyprus. He then left Cyprus to support his mother Eschive in an unsuccessful attempt to claim the Duchy of Athens, and took refuge from Prince Amalric on Rhodes. After the death of Amalric, Rupen returned to Cyprus and testified in the trial of the Knights Templar in 1311.[2]

Upon Eschive's death in 1312, Rupen became titular Lord of Beirut. He died the following year and was buried in Nicosia.[1] His son Humphrey succeeded him.

Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Eschive d'Ibelin
— TITULAR —
Lord of Beirut
1312–1313
Reason for succession failure:
Conquest by Bahri dynasty in 1291
Succeeded by
Humphrey of Montfort

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Medieval Lands Project". Retrieved 2008-07-18. 
  2. ^ Edbury, Peter W (2001). "The Military Orders in Cyprus in the Light of Recent Scholarship". In Zsolt Hunyadi and József Laszlovszky. The Crusades and the Military Orders. Central European University Press. pp. 103–104. ISBN 963-9241-42-3.