James III of Cyprus


James III of Cyprus (or Jacques III de Lusignan) (6 July 1473 – 26 August 1474) was the only child by the marriage of James II of Cyprus and Catherine Cornaro. He died in mysterious circumstances as an infant, leaving his mother as the last Queen of Cyprus. His death paved the way for Venice to gain control of Cyprus.

James III
King of Cyprus
Reign10 July 1473 – 26 August 1474
PredecessorJames II
SuccessorCatherine Cornaro
Born(1473-07-06)6 July 1473
Died26 August 1474(1474-08-26) (aged 1)
HousePoitiers-Lusignan
FatherJames II of Cyprus
MotherCatherine Cornaro
Preceded by
James II
King of Cyprus
1473–1474
Succeeded by
Catherine Cornaro