John of Lusignan
Marriage & Issues
He married twice, firstly in 1343 to Constance of Sicily (d. after April 19, 1344), daughter of Frederick III of Sicily and Eleanor of Anjou, without issue, and secondly in 1350 to Alice of Ibelin, by whom he was the father of:
- James of Lusignan (d. 1395/1397), Titular Count of Tripoli, married in 1385 to his cousin Mary, ditte Mariette, (wrongly called Margaret) of Lusignan (ca 1360 – ca 1397), once engaged to Carlo Visconti, daughter of his uncle Peter I of Lusignan and second wife Eleanor of Aragon-Gandia, the parents of:
- John of Lusignan (d. 1428/1432), Titular Count of Tripoli, unmarried and without issue
- Peter of Lusignan (d. February 10, 1451), Titular Count of Tripoli, Regent of Cyprus, Titular Constable and Titular Seneschal of Jerusalem, married his cousin ca 1415 Isabella of Lusignan, Princess of Cyprus, daughter of James I of Lusignan, King of Cyprus, and wife Helvis or Helisia of Brunswick-Grubenhagen, without issue, and had an illegitimate son:
- Eleanor of Lusignan (d. ca 1414), married ca 1406 her cousin Henry of Lusignan (d. 1427), Titular Prince of Galilee, son of James I of Lusignan, King of Cyprus, and wife Helvis or Helisia of Brunswick-Grubenhagen, without issue
- Loysia of Lusignan, (probably) married after March 19, 1406 her cousin Eudes/Odo of Lusignan (d. Palermo, 1421), Titular Seneschal of Jerusalem, in the service of the King of Aragon, son of James I of Lusignan, King of Cyprus, and wife Helvis or Helisia of Brunswick-Grubenhagen, without issue
Out of wedlock he had an illegitimate son by Alice Embriaco de Giblet:
- John of Lusignan (d. after 1410), Titular Lord of Beirut, married in 1385 to Marguerite de Morpho, the parents of:
- John of Lusignan (d. ca 1456), Titular Lord of Beirut
He was murdered as a result of his involvement in the murder of his elder brother, King Peter I of Cyprus. The historian Estienne de Lusignan is his descendant. This is the Prince John that the Prince John Tower of the St. Hilarion Castle was named after. Tradition says that he executed the two Bulgarians, that consisted his personal guard, by throwing them one by one from the windows of the particular tower.
- Marek, Miroslav. "poitou/poitou3.html". Genealogy.EU.