Isabella of Cyprus

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Isabella of Cyprus
Bornc. 1216
Cyprus
Died1264
SpouseHenry of Antioch
IssueHugh III of Cyprus
Margaret, Princess of Antioch
HouseLusignan
FatherKing Hugh I of Cyprus
MotherAlice of Champagne
ReligionRoman Catholic

Isabella of Cyprus, also known as Isabelle de Lusignan (born before March, 1216 or after 1216 – 1264), was regent of the Kingdom of Jerusalem from 1263 until 1264.

Life[edit]

She married in 1223 Henry of Antioch, brother of Bohemund V of Antioch and of Plaisance, with whom she had Hugh I of Jerusalem (Hugh III of Cyprus). He was the son of Bohemund IV of Antioch and Plaisance Embriaco de Giblet. Their descendants took the surname de Lusignan.

She was appointed de facto regent of Jerusalem at Acre in 1263 and in turn she appointed Henry bailli of the kingdom. She returned to Cyprus after her son was appointed bailli of Jerusalem in 1264.[1]

Isabella died in 1264, sometimes after the February, she was buried at Nicosia.[2] Isabella's husband, Henry drowned at sea off Tyre in on June 18, 27 or 28, 1276 while sailing to Tripoli in a German ship. His body was recovered and, after the death of their son Hugh, both were returned to Nicosia for burial.

Issue[edit]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CYPRUS, Medieval Lands
  2. ^ CYPRUS, Medieval Lands