Person:Charlotte of Cyprus (1)

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Charlotte of Cyprus
b.28 Jun 1444 Nicosia, Cyprus
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Name Charlotte of Cyprus
Alt Name[2] Charlotte de Lusignan
Alt Name[2] Charlotte , Queen of Cyprus
Gender Female
Birth[1] 28 Jun 1444 Nicosia, Cyprus
Marriage 4 Oct 1459 to Ludovico di Savoia, re di Cipro
Death[1] 16 Jul 1487 Roma, Roma, Lazio, Italy
Reference Number? Q261847?


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Charlotte (28 June 1444 – 16 July 1487) was Queen of Cyprus, as well as titular Queen of Jerusalem and Armenia and titular Princess of Antioch.

She was the eldest and only surviving daughter of King John II of Cyprus and Helena Palaiologina. At the age of 14, she succeeded to the Cypriot throne upon the death of her father in 1458. Her illegitimate half-brother, James, challenged her right to the crown. With the support of the Egyptians, he forced her to flee the island in 1463, and he was later crowned king. She made a military attempt to regain her throne, but was unsuccessful, and died childless in Rome.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Charlotte of Cyprus, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 CHARLOTTE de Lusignan, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.