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Sibylle of Jerusalem, Queen of Jerusalem

Sibylle of Jerusalem, Queen of Jerusalem[1, 2]

Female 1160 - 1190  (~ 30 years)

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  • Name Sibylle of Jerusalem 
    Arms of the Kingdom of Jerusalem
    Arms of the Kingdom of Jerusalem
    Suffix Queen of Jerusalem 
    Born ca. 1160 
    Gender Female 
    Title 12 Sep 1186  Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Queen of Jerusalem 
    • The death of Baldwin V created a brief succession crisis. With the gates of Jerusalem barred, Lord Kerac, the Patriarch Heraclitus and the Master of the Temple Gerard de Ridefort (who nursed a grudge against Raymond of Tripoli) saw to it that Baldwin's mother, Sibylle was crowned in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The promise to divorce Guy was broken and he too was crowned. Nobles closeted with Raymond of Tripoli at Nablus put forward Kerac's stepson Humphrey as king; however, Humphrey, a retiring sort, declined the offer. Baldwin Ibelin quit the kingdom for Antioch. Raymond allied himself with Saladin.q
    Military 2 Oct 1187  Jerusalem Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Surrender of Jerusalem to Saladin. 
    Crusader States, ca. 1190
    Crusader States, ca. 1190
    After the Battle of Hattin
    Died Autumn 1190  Acre, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • The Queen and her two daughters died during the siege of Acre.
    Person ID I19309  Dickinson
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2017 

    Father Almaric I of Jerusalem, King of Jerusalem,   b. 1136,   d. 11 Jul 1174, Jerusalem Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Agnes de Courtenay, Queen consort of Jerusalem,   b. 1133,   d. ca. 1185  (Age 52 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1158 
    Divorced 1163  [7
    Family ID F6017  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Guglielmo di Monferrato, Count of Jaffa and Ascalon,   b. ca. 1135,   d. Jun 1177  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married Oct 1176  [8
    Children 
     1. Baldwin V of Jerusalem, King of Jerusalem,   b. ca. 1177,   d. 1186, Acre, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 9 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F4565  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Guy I de Lusignan, King of Jerusalem,   d. 1194 
    Married Apr 1180  [9, 10, 11
    Children 
     1. Alice de Lusignan,   d. 1190, Acre, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     2. Marie Lusignan,   d. 1190  [Birth]
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F6026  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Surrender of Jerusalem to Saladin. - 2 Oct 1187 - Jerusalem Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Autumn 1190 - 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 http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/, 20XX), http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/JERUSALEM.htm#SibylleQueenM1GuglMonferratoM2GuyI.

    2. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online: https://en.wikipedia.org), "Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sibylla,_Queen_of_Jerusalem.
      "Sibylla (French: "Sibylle", c. 1160-1190) was the Countess of Jaffa and Ascalon from 1176 and Queen of Jerusalem from 1186 to 1190. She was the eldest daughter of Amalric I of Jerusalem and Agnes of Courtenay, sister of Baldwin IV and half-sister of Isabella I of Jerusalem, and mother of Baldwin V of Jerusalem. Her grandmother Melisende had provided an example of successful rule by a queen regnant earlier in the century."

    3. [S419] God's Wolf: The Life Of The Most Notorious Of All Crusaders, Reynald de Chatillon, Jeffrey Lee, (London: Atlantic Books, 2016), 232.

    4. [S359] The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors, Dan Jones, (New York: Viking, 2017), 152-53.

    5. [S419] God's Wolf: The Life Of The Most Notorious Of All Crusaders, Reynald de Chatillon, Jeffrey Lee, (London: Atlantic Books, 2016), 276.

    6. [S420] The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2010), 435.

    7. [S420] The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2010), 299.

    8. [S420] The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2010), 303.

    9. [S419] God's Wolf: The Life Of The Most Notorious Of All Crusaders, Reynald de Chatillon, Jeffrey Lee, (London: Atlantic Books, 2016), 186.
      William of Tyre noted that Lusignan was "an obscure man, wholly incapable and indiscreet."

    10. [S420] The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2010), 323.
      "In part Baldwin's choice was governed by necessity, as Guy was the only unmarried adult male of sufficiently high birth then present in Palestine. Guy's connection with Poitou - a region ruled by Angevin King Henry II of England - may also have been a factor, for with Capetian France in disarray, England's importance as an ally was increased."

    11. [S421] The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2014), 163.