John II of Jerusalem

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John I of Cyprus
Armoiries Chypre Jérusalem.svg
coat-of-arms of Lusignan of Cyprus and Jerusalem
king of Jerusalem (as John II)
Reign 1284 - 1285
Predecessor Hugh
Successor Henry II
king of Cyprus (as John I)
Reign 1284 - 1285
Predecessor Hugh III
Successor Henry II
Born 1259/67
Died 1285
House Poitiers-Lusignan
Father Hugh III of Cyprus
Mother Isabella d' Ibelin
For the bishop, see John II, Bishop of Jerusalem.

John II of Jerusalem (1259 or ca. 1267 – 20 May 1285 in Nicosia) was the eldest son of Hugh III de Poitiers, king of Cyprus and Isabella of Ibelin. He succeeded his father as King of Cyprus (as John I) on March 24 and was crowned at Santa Sophia, Nicosia on May 11, 1284. His succession as King of Jerusalem was opposed by Charles of Anjou, who had also disrupted his father's succession. John died the following year on 20 May, having never married and leaving no children. He was buried in the church of St. Demetrius or according to some Santa Sophia, in Nicosia. According to some authors he was poisoned by his brothers, one of whom, Henry II, succeeded him in Cyprus and Jerusalem. He died unmarried and without issue.

Ancestry[edit]

Preceded by
Hugh III/I
King of Cyprus
1284–1285
Succeeded by
Henry II
King of Jerusalem
1284–1285