Maria of Antioch-Armenia

Maria of Antioch-Armenia (1215–1257) was lady of Toron from 1229 to her death. She was the elder daughter of Raymond-Roupen, prince of Antioch, and of Helvis of Lusignan. She derived her title of Lady of Toron and claim to the throne of Armenia from her father.

Maria
Lady of Toron
Born1215
Died1257
SpousePhilip of Montfort, Lord of Tyre
IssueJean de Montfort
Humphrey of Montfort
HouseHouse of Poitiers
FatherRaymond-Roupen of Antioch
MotherHelvis of Lusignan

Maria's paternal grandmother Alice became lady of Toron when emperor Frederick II, at the end of the Sixth Crusade, negotiated the return of lands conquered by Saladin; Maria succeeded her as she was the closest surviving relative.

In 1240 she married Philip of Montfort, Lord of Tyre, previously lord of Castres, and they had the following children:

She was the great-granddaughter of Roupen III, prince of Armenia (Roupen III's daughter was Alice), who had been succeeded by his brother Leo I. Maria thus unsuccessfully claimed rights to the throne of Armenia, something her father and grandmother had previously attempted and failed.

SourcesEdit

  • This page is a translation of fr:Marie d'Antioche (1215-).
  • Cawley, Charles (November 2016), JERUSALEM NOBILITY, Medieval Lands database, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy,[self-published source][better source needed]
  • http://generoyer.free.fr/H-PhilippedeMONTFORT.htm
Preceded by
Alice of Armenia
Lady of Toron
with Philip of Montfort

c. 1236–1257
Succeeded by
Jean de Montfort