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Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

Amiery I de Lusignan, King of Cyprus[1, 2]

Male 1145 - 1205  (~ 60 years)

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  • Name Amiery I de Lusignan 
    Suffix King of Cyprus 
    Born ca. 1145 
    France, 1180
    France, 1180
    Gender Male 
    Military 4 Jul 1187  Hattin, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Battle of Hattin or the Horns of Hattin 
    The Battle of Hattin
    Battle of the Horns of Hattin
    At Hattin, Saladin won the decisive victory that ultimately resulted in the fall of Jerusalem (2 Oct 1187) and the confinement of Frankish power to the enclaves of Tyre, Tripoli and Antioch. As for the battle itself, King Guy was baited out of his staging point at Saffuriya by an attack on Tiberias and then outflanked and surrounded by a superior force in the waterless plateau around an ancient volcano known as the Horns of Hattin. Raymond III of Tripoli, Balian of Ibelin, and Reynaud of Sidon fled the field, abandoning Guy to his fate.
    Died 1 Apr 1205  Acre, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID I14842  Dickinson
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2017 

    Father Huges VIII de Lusignan, Seigneur de Lusignan,   d. After 1164, Palestine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Bourgogne de Rancon,   d. After 11 Apr 1169 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Before 1147 
    Family ID F4625  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Eschiva Ibelin,   d. ca. 1197 
    Married Before Dec 1174 
    +1. Bourgogne de Lusignan,   d. After 1205  [Birth]
     2. Guy of Cyprus,   d. Before 1205  [Birth]
     3. Jean of Cyprus,   d. Before 1205  [Birth]
     4. Alix de Lusignan  [Birth]
    +5. Héloise of Cyprus, Pcss of Cyprus,   b. ca. 1185,   d. ca. 1219  (Age ~ 34 years)  [Birth]
    +6. Huges I of Cyprus, King of Cyprus,   b. Abt 1194,   d. 10 Jan 1218, Tripoli, Lebanon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F6078  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Isabelle I of Jerusalem, Queen of Jerusalem,   b. 1172, Jerusalem Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Before May 1206  (Age 34 years) 
    Married Jan 1198  Tyre, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Sibylle of Cyprus, Queen consort of Armenia,   b. ca. 1199,   d. After 1225  (Age ~ 27 years)  [Birth]
     2. Amaury of Cyprus,   b. ca. 1200,   d. 2 Feb 1205  (Age ~ 5 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Melisende of Cyprus, Princess of Antioch,   b. ca. 1201,   d. After 1249  (Age ~ 49 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F6071  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Battle of Hattin or the Horns of Hattin - 4 Jul 1187 - Hattin, Israel Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Apr 1205 - Acre, Israel Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S336463] Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families, Charles Cawley, (Online: The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy at, 20XX), "AMAURY de Lusignan, son of HUGUES [VIII] "le Brun" Sire de Lusignan & his wife Bourgogne de Rancon ([1145]-Acre 1 Apr 1205)" at

    2. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online:, "Aimery of Cyprus" at
      "Aimery of Lusignan (Latin: Aimericus; before 1155 ? 1 April 1205), erroneously referred to as Amalric or Amaury in earlier scholarship, was the first King of Cyprus from 1196 to 1205. He was also King of Jerusalem by virtue of being the husband of the queen, Isabella I, from 1197 to 1205. He was the younger son of Hugh VIII of Lusignan, a nobleman in Poitou. After participating in a rebellion against Henry II of England in 1168, he went to the Holy Land and settled in the Kingdom of Jerusalem."

    3. [S420] The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2010), 538.

    4. [S422] Richard I (English Monarchs Series), John Gillingham, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999), 202.