Guy of Lusignan

Guy of Lusignan
1150 - 1194

Guy of Lusignan  French Military


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First Name Guy
Middle Name Of
Last Name Lusignan
Birthday 30th November, 1149
Birthplace Lusignan, France
Died 18th July, 1194
Place of Death Nicosia, Cyprus
Eye Color Brown - Light
Hair Color Brown - Light
Sexuality Straight
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity White
Nationality French
Occupation Military

Guy de Lusignan (c. 1150 – 18 July 1194) was a French Poitevin knight, son of Sir Hugh VIII of Lusignan and as such born of the House of Lusignan. He was king of the Kingdom of Jerusalem from 1186 to 1192 by right of marriage to Sibylla of Jerusalem, and King of Cyprus from 1192 to 1194. Having arrived in the Holy Land (where his brother Aimery of Lusignan was already prominent) at an unknown date, Guy was hastily married to Sibylla in 1180 to prevent a political incident within the kingdom. As the health of his brother-in-law, Baldwin IV, deteriorated, Guy was appointed regent for his stepson by Sibylla, Baldwin V. Baldwin IV died in 1185, followed shortly by Baldwin V in 1186, leading to the succession of Sibylla and Guy to the throne. Guy's reign was marked by increased hostilities with the Ayyubids ruled by Saladin, culminating in the Battle of Hattin in July 1187—during which Guy was captured—and the fall of Jerusalem itself three months later.

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