Marie of Korikos

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Marie of Korikos (1321 – before 1405) was the daughter of Oshin of Corycos and his second wife, Jeanne of Anjou. She was Queen consort of Armenia by her first two marriages. She was a member of the House of Neghir and House of Lusignan.

Family[edit]

Marie's maternal grandparents were Philip I, Prince of Taranto and his first wife Thamar Angelina Komnene. Philip was son of Charles II of Naples and his wife Maria of Hungary.

Marie's paternal grandparents were Hayton of Corycus and Isabella of Ibelin, daughter of Guy of Ibelin and Maria of Armenia, herself daughter of Isabella, Queen of Armenia and her second husband Hethum I, King of Armenia.

Marie's father had previously been married to Margaret of Ibelin and had a daughter, her half-sister Alice of Korikos, who married Leo IV, King of Armenia but was murdered by him in 1329 along with Marie's father who had acted as regent but had killed various members of the Armenian royal family.

Life[edit]

Marie married her first husband in 1340, Constantine III, King of Armenia. From this marriage she became Queen consort. The couple had two sons:

  • Oshin (d. 1356), died young
  • Lewon (1338 – before 1357), died young

Both sons died in childhood and neither succeeded their father. They are named by their father in a contemporary manuscript which records a donation to the convent of Sis in memory of his sons Oshin and Lewon.[1]

On her husband's death on December 21, 1362, he was succeeded by his cousin Constantine IV, King of Armenia. Maria married the new King of Armenia but they had no children. Maria died before 1405.

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • T.S.R. Boase, editor. The Cicilian Kingdom of Armenia. Scottish Academic Press, 1978.