Queens Regnant – Maria of Montferrat

Maria of Montferrat was born in the summer of 1192 as the daughter of Queen Isabella I of Jerusalem and her first husband, Conrad of Montferrat. She never knew her father as he died before she was born. Maria had six half-siblings from her mother’s two subsequent marriages. Of those six half-siblings, four sisters survived, [read more]

Isabella II of Jerusalem
Isabella II of Jerusalem

Queens Regnant – Isabella II of Jerusalem

Isabella II of Jerusalem’s reign would begin tragically early. Isabella, or Yolande of Brienne as she is sometimes known, was born as the daughter of Maria of Montferrat and John of Brienne. Maria of Montferrat was the eldest daughter of Isabella I of Jerusalem. Maria was Queen of Jerusalem in her own right from 1205 [read more]

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Alice of Champagne

Queens Regnant – Isabella I of Jerusalem

The future Isabella I of Jerusalem was born circa 1172 from her father Almaric of Jerusalem’s second marriage to Maria Kommene, a grandniece of the Byzantine emperor. She had two half-siblings from her father’s first marriage, Baldwin and Sibylla. She was just two years old when her father died, and he was succeeded by his [read more]