Keran, Queen of Armenia

Deceased Person

– 1285

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Who was Keran, Queen of Armenia?

Keran was the wife of Leo II of Armenia. She was the daughter of Prince Hethum of Lampron. Born Anna, she was called Kir Anna beginning in 1270. This name was later shortened to Keran, or Guerane.

Many words of praise were made about Queen Keran by her contemporaries. Her son Hethum claimed that "she had a wonderful soul and a beautiful body." The chronicler and scribe Avetis, described her as "a good friend to her husband in trouble and joy."

They had fifteen children:

Hethum II

Princess Fimi of Armenia

Princesse Sybil of Armenia

Thoros III

Prince Ruben of Armenia

Princess Zablun of Armenia

Princess Sybil of Armenia


Constantine III

Princess Isabella of Armenia, who married Amalric of Tyre

Princess Theophane of Armenia

Princess Rita of Armenia, who married Michael IX Palaeologus, co-Emperor of the Byzantine Empire with his father Andronicus II Palaeologus. They were parents to Andronicus III Palaeologus.

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Jul 28, 1285

on July 23, 2013


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