Jean II de Lusignan, King of Cyprus

16 May 1418–28 July 1458 (Age 40)
Nicosia, Cyprus

The Life of Jean II de Lusignan King of

When Jean II de Lusignan, King of Cyprus was born on 16 May 1418, in Nicosia, Cyprus, his father, Janus de Lusignan, King of Cyprus, was 43 and his mother, Charlotte de Bourbon, was 30. He married Helena Palaiologina on 3 February 1442, in Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 28 July 1458, in his hometown, at the age of 40.

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Jean II de Lusignan, King of Cyprus
Helena Palaiologina
Marriage: 3 February 1442
Cleopatre de Lusignan, Princess of Cyprus
Charlotte de Poitiers-Lusignan Queen of Cyprus

Spouse and Children

3 February 1442
Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus


Parents and Siblings



    Princess Of Cyprus


    Cardinal Hugo of Lusignan


    Princess Anne de Lusignan, Princess of Cyprus




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Name Meaning

1 Polish: possibly from the personal name Cyrus, derived from the Greek form, Kyros, of the name of several kings of Persia. The origin of the name is not known, but in the early Christian period it was associated with Greek kyrios ‘lord’, and borne by various saints, including an Egyptian martyr and a bishop of Carthage.2 Possibly an Americanized spelling of the Greek family name Kyros, from the personal name (see 1 above).

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