Hugh I of Cyprus

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Hugh I of Cyprus (born 1294 or 1295, died 1218) succeeded to the throne of Cyprus in 1205 underage upon the death of his elderly father Amalric of Lusignan, King of Cyprus and King-Consort of Jerusalem. His mother was Eschiva of Ibelin, heiress of that branch of Ibelins who had held Bethsan and Ramleh.

Hugh was married 1210 to his stepsister Alice of Champagne of Jerusalem (c 1196-1246), daughter of his father's last wife Isabella, Queen of Jerusalem and her previous husband Henry de Champagne, king-consort of Jerusalem. The couple had three children:

  1. Maria (1215-1254), who married Walter of Brienne. She became mother of Hugh of Brienne (c 1240-1296), who was Count of Lecce and Brienne and pursued the kingdoms in Levant for himself when his uncle Henry's line began to go extinct. This claim fell to her grandson Walter V of Brienne and his descendants. They are the heirs-general of King Amalric I of Cyprus and Hugh I himself.
  2. Henry I (1217-1253), namesake of his maternal grandfather, who became King of Cyprus upon his father's death in 1218, with his mother acting as regent.
  3. Isabella (1216-1264), who married Henry of Antioch, and who was the mother of Hugh III of Cyprus and ancestress of the line named later as the second dynasty of Lusignan
Preceded by:
Amalric I
King of Cyprus Succeeded by:
Henry I
de:Hugo I. (Zypern)

fr:Hugues Ier de Chypre

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