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 Melisende of Jerusalem Information
Melisende (1105 – September 11, 1161) was Queen of Jerusalem from 1131 to 1153.
She was the eldest daughter of King Baldwin II of Jerusalem and the Armenian princess Morphia of Melitene.
Jerusalem had recently been conquered by Christian Franks in 1099 during the First Crusade, and was ruled by a dynasty originally from the County of Rethel in France.
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  Melisende of Jerusalem - One Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Melisende was the eldest daughter of King Baldwin II of Jerusalem and the Armenian-born Queen Morphia.
Melisende was nominated as the successor of her father in 1128.
In 1132, however, Melisende was accused of having an ongoing affair with Fulk's biggest rival, the rebel Hugh II of Le Puiset.
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 Melisende of Jerusalem - Definition, explanation
Melisende was the eldest daughter of King Baldwin II of Jerusalem and the Armenian princess Morphia of Melitene.
Jerusalem had recently been conquered by Christian Franks in 1099 during the First Crusade, and was ruled by a dynasty from the County of Boulogne in France.
Melisende's authority was not passed over for her son but was independent of it, as William of Tyre wrote "reseditque reginam regni potestas penes dominam Melisendem, Deo amabilem reginam, cui jure hereditario competebat." Melisende was no mere regent-queen (for her son Baldwin III), but a Queen Regnant, reigning by right of hereditary and civil law.
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 Kingdom of Jerusalem
Although their headquarters were in Jerusalem, they often lived in vast castles and bought land that the other nobles could no longer afford to keep.
After the end of the kingdom, Henry II continued to use the title "King of Jerusalem." After his death the title was claimed by both his direct hiers, the Kings of Cyprus, and the senior branch of the dynesty, the Kings of Naples.
Currently, the title of King of Jerusalem is claimed by King Juan Carlos I of Spain as the successor to the royal family of Naples.
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 Female Hero: Melisende (Women in World History Curriculum)
Melisende was the daughter of the king of the Frankish kingdom of Jerusalem and his Armenian wife.
Melisende began her reign with her father at the end of his life.
Of course, the rivalries between Melisende and her husband and son were not the only reasons Christians had trouble holding on the Jerusalem.
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 Kingdom of Jerusalem information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In Jerusalem itself the greatest architectural endeavour was the expansion of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in western Gothic style.
Melisende continued to rule as regent long after Baldwin came of age, until her government was overthrown by Baldwin in 1153: the two agreed to split the kingdom in half, with Baldwin ruling from Acre in the north and Melisende ruling from Jerusalem in the south, but both knew that this situation was untenable.
The coat of arms of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, which has gone through several different varieties of a cross Or (gold) on an argent (silver) field, is a famous violation of or exception to the rule of tincture in heraldry, which prohibits the placement of metal on metal or colour on colour.
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 arthritis pain relief - Melisende of Jerusalem
Melisende was the eldest daughter of King Baldwin II of Jerusalem and the Armenian princess Morphia of Melitene.
Jerusalem had recently been conquered by Christian Franks in 1099 during the First Crusade, and was ruled by a dynasty from the County of Boulogne in France.
Melisende's connections, especially to her sister Hodierna, and to her niece Constance of Antioch, meant that she had direct influence in northern Syria, a priceless connection since Baldwin had himself broken the treaty with Damascus in 1147.
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 Fulk of Jerusalem at AllExperts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Fulk was born between 1089 and 1092, the son of Count Fulk IV of Anjou and Bertrade de Montfort.
Fulk and Melisende became joint rulers of Jerusalem in 1131 with Baldwin II's death.
Melisende's sister Alice of Antioch, exiled from the Principality by Baldwin II, took control of Antioch once more after the death of her father.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem
He was one of Jerusalem's most brilliant sovereigns, and thought to profit by the anarchy that prevailed in Egypt in order to acquire possession of that country, reaching Cairo twice (1167 and 1168); and, for the moment, having Egypt under his protectorate.
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.
The title of King of Jerusalem continued to be borne in a spirit of rivalry: by the Kings of Cyprus belonging to the House of Lusignan; and by the two Houses of Anjou which claimed to hold their rights from Mary of Antioch.
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 Melisende of Jerusalem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Melisende (1105 – September 11, 1161) was Queen of Jerusalem from 1131 to 1153.
She was the eldest daughter of King Baldwin II of Jerusalem and the Armenian princess Morphia of Melitene.
This joint crowning was similar to Melisende's own crowning with her father in 1128, and may have reflected a growing trend to crown one's heir in the present monarch's lifetime, as demonstrated in other realms of this period.
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 Queen of Swords - PowerBookSearch!
Melisende was the oldest daughter of Baldwin of Jerusalem, a princess of the Franks and, since she had no brothers, heir to the Crusader Kingdom.
Melisende was the oldest daughter of Baldwin of Jerusalem, a princess of the Franks and destined to become queen of the Crusader Kingdom.
Melisende was a strong woman; the law that forced her to marry instead of taking the crown in her own name was a thorn in her side.
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 Melisende:  A True Queen
Jerusalem was the center of the world for many religious groups, and as the place of the death and resurrection of Christ to the Christian world it held this place of honor as well.
Prior to her father’s death Melisende signed charters with the title "filia regis et regni Hierosolimitani haeres" ("daughter of the King and heir to the kingdom of Jerusalem")<13> These strong words show a strength and belief in her own power that would be necessary to rule her kingdom throughout her lifetime.
Charter evidence shows that Melisende was the force behind the creation of the royal monastery at Bethany.<28> In fact, it is this disregard of document evidence that must lead one to question Mas Latrie’s view of the early history of the kingdom.
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 Baldwin III of Jerusalem Biography
He was the eldest son of Fulk of Jerusalem and Melisende.
As Damascus was an ally of Jerusalem against Zengi, this plan was very foolish; the siege was a complete failure, and afterwards Damascus fell under the control of Zengi's successor Nur ad-Din.
Melisende was unwilling to give up her power, so Baldwin attempted to have himself re-crowned as the sole king.
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 Kingdom of Jerusalem
The kingdom included the city of Jerusalem from 1099 until 1187, and from 1229 until 1244, totalling 103 years of the 192 years the kingdom lasted.
During the times when Jerusalem was in the hands of Muslim rulers, the sea port of Acre served as the capital and most important city of the kingdom.
The French nobleman Godfrey of Bouillon, leader of one of the armies of the Crusade, was chosen to govern the conquered lands with the titles of baron and Defender of the Holy Sepulchre.
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Melisende was the heir of the Frankish (crusader) king of Jerusalem.
Melisende regained her power and held it until 1152 when her son, Baldwin, claimed half the kingdom.
He took part in the defense and surrender of Jerusalem in 1187, securing the freedom of his wife and child in the process.
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 Kings of Jerusalem
The capitol of the kingdom was moved to Acre 1187 after the Muslim's conquest of Jerusalem, and it remained there even during the years 1229-1244 when the city of Jerusalem again was in Christian hands.
The last remnant of the kingdom of Jerusalem (on the mainland) fell 1291 when Acre was conquered by the Muslims.
The last king of Jerusalem was also king of Cyprus and he and his successors continued to call themselves kings of Jerusalem after 1291, a land they hoped to reconquer.
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 Amazon.ca: Queen of Swords: Books: Judith Tarr   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Serving as a trusted attendant to Melisende, the beautiful queen of Jerusalem, Richildis observes and assists the queen in her successful struggle for power and recognition in a male-dominated society.
Melisende came to power during the stormy interlude between the First and Second Crusades, after French and Norman knights had conquered the Holy Land and divided it into four Christian principalities.
After Melisende gives birth to her son, Baldwin, for instance, she announces that she'll not go to bed again with her husband, since her duty to him is done, and no man matters enough to endure childbirth again.
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 Amalric I roman food Amalric I
During the civil war, when his brother Balwin III overthrew Melisende's government in 1152, he was besieged in the Tower of David with his mother.
Agnes had lived in Jerusalem since the western regions of Edessa were lost in 1150.
Jerusalem lost influence to Byzantium in northern Syria with the loss of Antioch, and though both were allies Byzantium was increasingly beset by its own conflicts, particularily with the Normans in Sicily.
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 Women in power 1100-1150
Melisende was the daughter King Baldwin II of Jerusalem (d.1131) and his Armenian wife Morphia (d.1129).
Her son Baldwin would not agree to this and once again the Kingdom of Jerusalem was divided - this time between the supporters of Melisende and those of her son.
Her sister, Queen Melisende, founded the convent, and she was elected Abbess at the age of 24.
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 Amalric I of Jerusalem   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Amalric I (also Amaury or Aimery) (1136 July 11, 1174) was King of Jerusalem 1162 1174, and Count of Jaffa and Ascalon before his accession.
In 1152 Baldwin had himself crowned sole king, and civil war broke out, with Melisende retaining Jerusalem while Baldwin held territory further north.
The capture of Ascalon by Baldwin III made the conquest of Egypt more feasible, and the Knights Hospitaller began preparing maps of the possible invasion routes.
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 The Christian Crusades: 1095-1291   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Jerusalem or Crusader's Cross was worn by Godfrey de Bouillon, the first ruler of the Jerusalem after it was taken from the Moslems.
William of Tyre was born in the Holy Land, born in the Holy Land and was, after a French education, appointed Archbishop of Tyre and Chancellor of the Kingdom of Jerusalem.
Jerusalem was central to the spiritual identity of Muslims from the very beginning of their faith.
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Balian of Ibelin was also captured at this time, but begged permission to return to Jerusalem to look after his ailing wife, the former wife of Amaury.
The Sultan was having trouble with his Arab neighbors and saw the Crusaders as a possible deterrent to any of his neighbors who may have thought of invading his territories.
By this treaty, Jerusalem was to be restored to the Crusaders and Frederick II was to be King of Jerusalem, with the truce to last for about ten years.
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 Showcases :: Queen Melisende's Psalter
Melisende (1105 –; c.1160) and her husband Fulk V of Anjou became joint rulers of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem in 1131.
However within a year she and her husband were at war – which Melisende and her supporters won.
Though Queen Melisende's Psalter is probably not the earliest manuscript preserved from the Crusader Kingdom, it represents Crusading illumination of the early period at its best.
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 mefford - pafg133 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Fulk V King of Jerusalem [Parents] was born in 1092.
Melisende Queen of Jerusalem married Fulk V King of Jerusalem about 1129.
William X The Toulousan of Acquitaine was born in 1099 in of England.
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Eleanor of Aquitaine, (1120-1204) took the cross with her first husband Louis VII of France and scandalized Europe by leading 300 of her women dressed as amazons and a thousand of her knights from her duchy in the armies of the Second Crusade.
One of the children of these unions was Melisende, the daughter of Baldwin II who married Morphia while Count of Edessa.
Melisende (1105-1160), Queen of Jerusalem, ruled the Frankish Kingdom of Jerusalem jointly with her husband or son or vied with them for supreme power.
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 Relatives of D.T. Rogers(b. 1943) - pafg539 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File
Alice of Jerusalem [Parents] was born about 1105.
Bohemond I Guiscard of Antioch [Parents] was born in 1058.
Melisende de Montlhery [Parents] was born about 1055 in Crecy,Ardennes,Champagne,France.
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YVETTE of Jerusalem (1119-after 1178).  She is named "Iveta" by William of Tyre who also records her parentage and states that she was born after her father's succession[75].  Her sister Queen Mélisende installed her as abbess of the convent of St Lazarus, which she had founded at Bethany in 1143
MELISENDE of Jerusalem, daughter of BAUDOUIN II King of Jerusalem and his wife Morfia of Melitena [Armenia] (-11 Sep 1161).  She is named by William of Tyre who also records her parentage
ISABELLE of Jerusalem (1172-before May 1206).  She is named by William of Tyre (Continuator) who records her parentage and, in a later passage, records her mother's statement at the time of the annulment of her first marriage that Isabelle was only eight years old when that marriage took place
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