Isabella I of Jerusalem

Isabella I of Jerusalem

Queen of Jerusalem
Born 1172

Isabella I was Queen regnant of Jerusalem from 1190/1192 until her death. By her four marriages, she was successively Lady of Toron, Marchioness of Montferrat, Countess of Champagne and Queen of Cyprus. She was the daughter of Amalric I of Jerusalem and his second wife Maria Comnena, making her a younger half-sister of King Baldwin IV of Jerusalem and Queen Sibylla of Jerusalem.… Read More

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1172 Birth Isabella was born before September 1172. … Read More
1177 5 Years Old Isabella's mother married Balian of Ibelin in autumn 1177. His brother, Baldwin of Ibelin, wanted to marry Sybilla, but the king preferred an other candidate, Guy of Lusignan. After the marriage of Sybilla and Guy on Eastern 1180, a division emerged between Guy of Lusignan's supporters and opponents. … Read More
To secure Guy's position, the king arranged the betrothal of Isabella to Raynald of Châtillon's stepson, Humphrey IV of Toron, in October 1180. … Read More


1183 11 Years Old 1 More Event
…  The marriage of Isabella and Humphrey was celebrated in Kerak Castle in autumn 1183. … Read More
1185 13 Years Old The High Court of Jerusalem stipulated that a committee of Western European rulers was entitled to choose between Sybilla and Isabella to succeed Baldwin V if he died before reaching the age of majority, but Sybilla and Guy of Lusignan were crowned soon after Baldwin V died in 1185. … Read More


1192 20 Years Old …  The marriage was celebrated in Acre on 10 May 1192. … Read More


1205 33 Years Old 1 More Event
King Amalric died in 1205 of food-poisoning caused by white mullet, four days before his wife, and shortly after their infant son.
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