Isabella of Armenia, Princess of Tyre
|Isabella of Armenia|
|Princess of Tyre|
Before 9 April 1323|
|Spouse||Amalric, Prince of Tyre|
Hugh of Lusignan|
Henry of Lusignan
Guy of Lusignan
John of Lusignan
Bohémond of Lusignan
Mary, Queen of Armenia
|Father||Leo II, King of Armenia|
|Mother||Keran of Lampron|
Early life and family
Isabella, also known as "Zabel", was the fourth daughter and tenth child of Leo II of Armenia and his wife, Queen Keran; she was also their third daughter to be named Isabella (both previous daughters had died in early childhood). She was the twin sister of Sempad.
Marriage and issue
- Hugh of Lusignan
- Henry of Lusignan (died c.1321)
- Guy of Lusignan (died 1344)
- John of Lusignan (died 1343)
- Bohémond of Lusignan (died 1344)
- Mary of Lusignan, who married her cousin Leo IV of Armenia
At some time between 1320 and 1323, Isabella, along with her son Henry, was imprisoned and murdered by Oshin of Corycos. Oshin, who was acting as regent for Leo IV of Armenia, wanted to reduce the number of claimants to the throne of the Cilician Kingdom. It's rumored Oshin poisoned Isabella to remove her from the line of inheritance.
- Boase, T. S. R. (1978). The Cilician Kingdom of Armenia. Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press. ISBN 0-7073-0145-9.