Guy of Lusignan

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Guy of Lusignan

(lüsēnyäN`), d. 1194, Latin king of Jerusalem (1186–92) and Cyprus (1192–94), second husband of Sibylla, sister of King Baldwin IVBaldwin IV
(Baldwin the Leper), c.1161–1185, Latin king of Jerusalem (1174–85), son and successor of Amalric I. Raymond, count of Tripoli, was regent from 1174 to 1176.
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 of Jerusalem. In 1183 he was briefly regent for his brother-in-law, who was incapacitated by leprosy, but Baldwin made Guy's stepson king as Baldwin V, and the Latin nobles forced Guy to yield command to Raymond of Tripoli. On Baldwin V's death (1186) Guy became king with the support of both his wife and Reginald of Châtillon. He was defeated and captured (1187) by SaladinSaladin
, Arabic Salah ad-Din, 1137?–1193, Muslim warrior and Ayyubid sultan of Egypt, the great opponent of the Crusaders, b. Mesopotamia, of Kurdish descent.
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 at the decisive battle of Hattin, which led to the fall of Jerusalem. Released in 1188, he laid siege (1189) to Acre (see AkkoAkko
or Acre
, Fr. Saint-Jean d'Acre, Arab. Acca, city (1994 pop. 45,300), NW Israel, a port on the Bay of Haifa (an arm of the Mediterranean Sea). Its manufactures include iron and steel, chemicals, and textiles. The city was captured (A.D.
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), which was captured (1191) in the Third Crusade with the help of Richard I of England and Philip II of France. After the death (1190) of Sibylla, Guy's right to the throne was contested by ConradConrad,
d. 1192, Latin king of Jerusalem (1192), marquis of Montferrat, a leading figure in the Third Crusade (see Crusades). He saved Tyre from the Saracens and became (1187) its lord.
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, marquis of Montferrat, who was supported by Philip II. In spite of Richard I's support, Guy was compelled (1192) to resign his title, but was given the island of Cyprus. His descendants (see LusignanLusignan
, French noble family. The name is derived from a castle in Poitou, built, according to legend, by Mélusine. The family was powerful in the Middle Ages and ruled (13th–14th cent.) the county of Marche. One branch was prominent in the history of the Crusades.
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) ruled Cyprus and Lesser Armenia. His brother, Amalric IIAmalric II
or Amaury II,
c.1155–1205, Latin king of Jerusalem (1197–1205) and Cyprus (1194–1205); brother and successor (in Cyprus) of Guy of Lusignan.
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, succeeded him in Cyprus.
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In the following year, Richard sold the island to the recently dispossessed king of Jerusalem, Guy de Lusignan.
By then Richard had already sold Cyprus to Guy de Lusignan, and the castle was abandoned and left to rack and ruin.
Richard the Lionheart had conquered Cyprus on his way to the Crusades and he sold the island to Guy de Lusignan.
By 1217, they had replaced the established nobility whose families had arrived on Cyprus with Guy de Lusignan as principal vassals to the king.
Balin finds favour with the leper king Baldwin (Edward Norton in a mask) and his sister Sybilla (Eva Green) but also has to contend with Sybilla's war-mongering and power-hungry husband Guy de Lusignan (Marton Csokas).
But the ambitious French Lord, Guy de Lusignan (Marton Csokas), is desperate to take the throne and go to war with Muslim warrior Saladin (Ghassan Massoud).
The villain is one Baron Guy de Lusignan (Martin Csokas), a Frenchman who is heir to the throne and determined, for some reason, to make war against the Muslims led by Saladin (Ghassan Massoud).
Bound to serve his king, Balian watches in horror as ambitious French Lord, Guy de Lusignan rises to power and goads the great Muslim warrior Saladin into war.
Sibylla's glory-hound husband Guy de Lusignan (Marton Csokas) and his greedy pal Reynald de Chatillon (Brendan Gleeson) want more holy war.
Bound to serve his king, Balian watches in horror as ambitious French Lord Guy de Lusignan (Csokas) rises to power and goads the great Muslim warrior Saladin (Ghassan Massoud) into war.
But when Baldwin dies, the bloodthirsty Guy de Lusignan (Marton Csokas) and Reynald de Chatillon (Gleeson) force Saladin into war, and Balian is left to try to protect Jerusalem from Saladin's massed armies.
Near the end of the century he sold the island to the Knights Templar who then sold it on to Guy de Lusignan, but they kept a large feudal estate close to Limassol to themselves.