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  Cyprus History: Lusignan Period - Foundations & The Rule of Guy de Lusisgnan
The conditions of Cyprus on the arrival of Guy de Lusignan was pitiable, for the tyranny of Isaac Commenus followed by the massacre of Nicosia by the Templars had driven the better-class inhabitants from the island.
But although obliged to provide for the needs of his own adherents, Guy was anxious to gain the sympathy of the native inhabitants of the island, and did his best to remedy the depopulation from which Cyprus had suffered.
Guy himself was never crowned king of Cyprus, and, though he had held the crown of Jerusalem, his title was lord of Cyprus.
www.cypnet.co.uk /ncyprus/history/lusignan/1guydelusignan.htm   (966 words)

  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Kingdom of Cyprus
Amalric II, king of Jerusalem from 1197 to 1205, was the brother of Guy of Lusignan.
Amalric II (1145–April 1, 1205), King of Jerusalem 1197–1205, was the brother of Guy of Lusignan.
The son of Guy of Lusignan, Hugh succeeded to the throne of Cyprus on the death of his uncle Henry II, in 1324.
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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem
It was largely due to the instrumentality of Renaud de Châtillon that the barons elected Guy of Lusignan, (1186-1192) and Sibylla sovereigns of Jerusalem.
Incapable of defending his kingdom against Saladin, Guy was made prisoner at the battle of Tiberias (4 July, 1187), which was followed by the capture of Jerusalem (2 October), and purchased his liberty by yielding Ascalon to Saladin.
Alix of Champagne, Queen of Cyprus and daughter of King Henry I, claimed the regency on the ground of being Isabella of Brienne's nearest relative; and it was conferred upon her and her second husband Ralph, Count of Soissons, the imperial garrison, besieged in Tyre, being forced to capitulate.
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 Guy of Lusignan
Guy of Lusignan (died 1194) was a French knight who became king of Jerusalem and led the Kingdom to disaster at the Battle of Hattin in 1187.
In 1187 Guy attempted to relieve Saladin's siege of Tiberias, against the advice of Raymond III; Guy's army was surrounded and cut off from a supply of water, and on July 4 the army of Jerusalem was completely destroyed at the Battle of Hattin.
Guy died in 1194, but descendants of the Lusignans continued to rule the island until 1474.
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 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Guy of Lusignan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Guy of Lusignan (died 1194) was a French knight who became King of Jerusalem and led the chivalry of the Kingdom to disaster at the Battle of Hattin in 1187.
After King Baldwin IV was incapacitated by his leprosy, he appointed Guy of Lusignan, Count of Jaffa, bailli for the kingdom of Jerusalem, by virtue of his marriage to Sibylla, the daughter of Amalric I.
After the Christians were routed by Saladin at the Battle of Hattin, a disaster for which Guy's poor decisions were largely responsible, Jerusalem and most of the Kingdom fell to Saladin, save Tyre, defended by the valiant efforts of newcomer to the east Conrad of Montferrat.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/gu/Guy_of_Lusignan   (258 words)

 Guy of Lusignan. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
He was defeated and captured (1187) by Saladin at the decisive battle of Hattin, which led to the fall of Jerusalem.
Released in 1188, he laid siege (1189) to Acre (see Akko), which was captured (1191) in the Third Crusade with the help of Richard I of England and Philip II of France.
After the death (1190) of Sibylla, Guy’s right to the throne was contested by Conrad, marquis of Montferrat, who was supported by Philip II.
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 CYPRUS UNDER RICHARD I AND THE TEMPLARS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The marriage of Sybilla, heiress to the kingdom of Jerusalem, to the French adventurer Guy de Lusignan caused dissension among the crusaders.
For Guy was hated by powerful rivals for the crown and, when he came to the throne in 1186, he was unable to exercise any real control over his kingdom.
Guy de Lusignan thus lost the crown of Jerusalem, but as he had originally come from Richard's duchy of Aquitaine and had long been a vassal of the English king, Richard offered him the sovereignty of Cyprus in compensation for the loss of his kingdom.
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 THE LUSIGNAN DYNASTY: Foundations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Guy de Lusignan died in 1194 after only two years in Cyprus, and the possession of the island passed to his brother Amaury, who had been constable of Cyprus and Jerusalem and was therefore in command of the Lusignan forces.
During the Lusignan dynasty, the island was held by force under feudal law and it was necessary for the government to have a stronghold against any possible rising of the native population.
The family of d'Ibelin, which had an influence on the history of Cyprus second only to the Lusignans, were the descendants of Balian d'Ibelin, viscount of Chartres, who fought for Guy at the disastrous battle of Hittin in 1187 and who subsequently married the widow of Amaury.
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 Guy of Lusignan - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Guy of Lusignan (1129?-1194), French lord who briefly ruled the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem and later established a ruling dynasty on Cyprus.
What is certain is that Amalric of Lusignan's success facilitated Guy's social and political advancement.
Older accounts (derived from William of Tyre and Ernoul) claim that Agnes was concerned that her...
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 Cyprus History | 300 Years of French Rule | Guy de Lusignan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Amalric, Guy's brother became the first monarch, who gained the power in 1194 and was granted the Crown of Cyprus by the Holly Roman Emperor, Henry IV in 1197.
After Guy's death in 1194, Amalric became Lord of Cyprus and in 1197 was crowned and recognized as the first King of Cyprus.
The French monarchs kept holding the title King of Jerusalem and were crowned (in absentia) at the cathedral of St Nicholas in Famagusta as this one was the closest one to the Holy Land.
www.cyprus.com /cyprus-general-info-history-three-hundred-years-of-french-rule.php   (1900 words)

 Empires Latins d'Orient
Baudouin IV désigne Guy de Lusignan pour assurer la régence à son décès.
Guy II de Gibelet qui s'opposait à Bohéméon est capturé et emuré viavnt par Bohémond.
Guy de la Roche, son neveu, prend la tête du Duché d'Athènes.
www.e-chronologie.org /moyen-age/empireslatins.php   (2243 words)

 The Knights Templar | The Templars And Cyprus | www.templarhistory.com
On July 4th, 1187 Saladin was successful in overthrowing the armies of Guy of Lusignan and in the process captured the city of Jerusalem from the Christians who had took it less than a century earlier, when the army of Godfroi de Boullion stormed the city walls.
During the Battle of Hattin, Guy was captured by Saladin, but latterly released after giving his word never to attack the city again.
While Henry, a descendant of Guy of Lusignan, permitted both the Hospitallers and the Templars refuge and sanctuary on the island, he would not permit them to own any additional land either through gift or purchase.
www.templarhistory.com /cyprus.html   (1095 words)

 "Kingdom of Heaven": Sorting Fact from Fiction
She stayed married to Guy until her death during the siege of Acre, a few years after the events in “Kingdom of Heaven.” There is no record of any romance between Sibylla and Balian.
So Guy ordered the march to Tiberias, without adequate water sources, and the Christian army was utterly destroyed in the trap Saladin set at the Battle of Hattin on July 4, 1187.
Even though Guy of Lusignan was a vassal of Richard, and Richard initially supported him, Richard realized the Kingdom of Jerusalem needed a stronger king.
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