- Constance of Sicily, Queen of Cyprus
Constance of Sicily Queen consort of Cyprus and Jerusalem
Queen consort of Armenia
Spouse Henry II of Cyprus
Leo IV of Armenia
John of Cyprus
House House of Aragon Father Frederick III of Sicily Mother Eleanor of Anjou Born 1304/1306 Died after 19 June 1344
Constance of Sicily (1304/1306–after 19 June 1344) was the oldest daughter of Frederick III of Sicily and his wife Eleanor of Anjou. She was married three times. From these marriages she gained various titles such as Queen of Cyprus, nominal Queen of Jerusalem and Queen of Armenia.
Constance was firstly married on 16 October 1317 to Henry II of Cyprus and Jerusalem, who was son of Hugh III of Cyprus. By this marriage Constance was Queen consort of Cyprus and Jerusalem. They were married for seven years until 31 August 1324 when Henry died. They had no children.
On 29 December 1331 Constance married her second husband Leo IV, King of Armenia. The Papal Dispensation was issued the same day. Leo was strongly pro-Western and favoured a union of the Armenian and Roman churches, which deeply displeased the native barons. His marriage to Constance further aroused anti-Western sentiment. Constance was Leo's second wife, his first wife Alice of Korikos and her father Oshin were murdered on Leo's orders because Oshin had murdered Leo's aunt Princess Isabella to remove her from possibly inheriting Armenia.
On 28 December 1341 Leo was murdered by his own barons. It was the day before the couple's tenth wedding anniversary. They had no children.
Constance married her third and final husband John of Lusignan in 1343. This marriage was also childless, and Constance died sometime after 19 June 1344. John remarried to Alice of Ibelin, by whom he had a son and heir, Jacques.
Ancestors of Constance of Sicily, Queen of Cyprus 16. Peter II of Aragon 8. James I of Aragon 17. Marie of Montpellier 4. Peter III of Aragon 18. Andrew II of Hungary 9. Violant of Hungary 19. Yolanda de Courtenay 2. Frederick III of Sicily 20. Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor 10. Manfred of Sicily 21. Bianca Lancia 5. Constance of Sicily 22. Amadeus IV of Savoy 11. Beatrice of Savoy 23. Anne of Burgundy 1. Constance of Sicily 24. Louis VIII of France 12. Charles I of Naples 25. Blanche of Castile 6. Charles II of Naples 26. Raymond Berenguer IV of Provence 13. Beatrice of Provence 27. Beatrice of Savoy 3. Eleanor of Anjou 28. Béla IV of Hungary 14. Stephen V of Hungary 29. Maria Laskarina 7. Maria of Hungary 30. Köten 15. Elizabeth the Cuman
ReferencesConstance of SicilyCadet branch of the House of BarcelonaBorn: circa. 1307 Died: after 19 June 1344
Royal titles VacantTitle last held byIsabella of Ibelin Queen consort of Cyprus
Alix of Ibelin
VacantTitle last held byAlice of Korikos Queen consort of Armenia
VacantTitle next held byTheodora Syrgiannaina Titles in pretence Loss of title
Remnants of the Kingdom of Jerusalem conquered by Khalil in 1291
Queen consort of Jerusalem
Alix of Ibelin
Infantas of Aragon 1st GenerationSancha, Countess of Urgell · Urraca · Teresa, Countess of Provence 2nd Generationnone 3rd GenerationIsabella · Petronila 4th Generation 5th GenerationConstance, Holy Roman Empress · Eleanor, Countess of Toulouse · Dulce 6th GenerationSancha 7th Generation 8th Generation 9th GenerationMaria, Lady of Cameros · Constance, Duchess of Peñafiel · Isabella, Duchess of Austria · Blanca · Violante, Lady of Segorbe · Constance, Queen of Cyprus** · Elisabeth, Duchess of Bavaria** · Catherine** · Margaret, Countess Palatine of the Rhine** · Beatrice, Lady of Marchena · Maria, Countess of Ampurias · Teresa of Jérica · Constanza of Ayerbe · Maria, Laby of Ayerbe 10th GenerationConstance, Queen of Majorca · Isabella · Eleanor, Queen of Cyprus · Juana, Lady of Villena · Blanca, Countess of Cardona · Eleanor, Queen of Aragon** · Beatrice, Countess Palatine of the Rhine** · Constance** · Euphemia** · Violante** · Blanca, Countess of Ampurias** · Eleonor, Countess of Caltabellotta** · Constance** · Isabella, Marchioness of Montferrat* · Esclaramunda* · Alice, Countess of Ibelin* · Beatrice, Lady of Cocentaina · Ventura, Viscountess of Illa and Canet · Elsa, Lady of Almonacid · Juana, Countess of Carrión 11th GenerationConstance, Queen of Sicily · Joanna, Countess of Ampurias · Maria · Beatrice · Eleanor, Queen of Castile · Isabella, Countess of Urgell · Isabella, Countess of Cardona · Blanca of Ribagorza · Joanna, Countess of Cardona · Violante, Countess of Prades · Joanna of Prades · Constance of Prades · Eleanor of Prades · Timbor, Viscountess of Cabrera · Eleanor of Ampurias · Maria of Sicily** 12th Generation 13th GenerationIsabella of Urgell, Duchess of Coimbra · Eleanor, Princess of Salerno · Joanna, Countess of Cardona · Catherine of Urgell 14th Generation 15th Generation 16th Generation 17th Generation *also a princess of Majorca
**also a princess of Sicily
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Constance of Sicily (disambiguation) — Constance of Sicily (Hauteville family), Queen of Sicily, was the ruler of Sicily from 1194 until her death in 1198, mather of Frederick I of Sicily Constance of Sicily may also refer to: Constance of Sicily, Queen of Italy, died 1138 Constance… … Wikipedia
Constance of Aragon, Queen of Sicily — For other people named Constance of Aragon, see Constance of Aragon (disambiguation). Aragonese and Valencian Royalty House of Barcelona … Wikipedia
Constance of Aragon, Queen of Majorca — For other people named Constance of Aragon, see Constance of Aragon (disambiguation). Constance Queen consort of Majorca Tenure 1336–1344 1344–1346 (in pretendence) Spouse James III of Majorca Issue … Wikipedia
Constance of Aragon (disambiguation) — Constance or Constanza of Aragon may refer to: Infantas of Aragon: Constance of Aragon (1179–1222), daughter of Alfonso II of Aragon, married Emeric of Hungary and then, secondly, Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor Constance of Aragon, Lady of… … Wikipedia
Constance of Aragon — For other people named Constance of Aragon, see Constance of Aragon (disambiguation). Constance of Aragon Queen consort of Hungary Tenure 1198–1204 … Wikipedia
Constance of Aragon, Lady of Villena — For other people named Constance of Aragon, see Constance of Aragon (disambiguation). Aragonese and Valencian Royalty House of Barcelona … Wikipedia
Constance of Peñafiel — For other people named Constance of Castile, see Constance of Castile (disambiguation). Constance of Peñafiel Queen consort of Castile Tenure 1325–1328 Spouse Alfonso XI of Castile Peter I of Portugal … Wikipedia
Maria, Queen of Sicily — Maria Queen of Sicily Reign 27 July 1377–25 May 1401 Coronation 1377, Palermo Predecessor Frederick III Successor … Wikipedia
Maria of Aragon, Queen of Castile — For other people of the same name, see Maria of Aragon (disambiguation). Maria of Aragon Queen consort of Castile and León Tenure … Wikipedia
Maria of Aragon, Queen of Portugal — For other people of the same name, see Maria of Aragon (disambiguation). Maria of Aragon Queen consort of Portugal and the Algarves Tenure 30 October 1500 – 7 March 1517 … Wikipedia