Melisende, Queen of Jerusalem

Military Commander

1105 – 1161

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Who was Melisende, Queen of Jerusalem?

Melisende was Queen of Jerusalem from 1131 to 1153, and regent for her son between 1153 and 1161 while he was on campaign. She was the eldest daughter of King Baldwin II of Jerusalem, and the Armenian princess Morphia of Melitene. She was named after her paternal grandmother, Melisende of Montlhéry, wife of Hugh I, Count of Rethel. She had three younger sisters: Alice, princess of Antioch; Hodierna, countess of Tripoli; and Ioveta, abbess of St. Lazarus in Bethany. Hodierna's daughter, Melisende of Tripoli, was named in honor of the queen.

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Born
1105
Edessa
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Religion
  • Roman Catholic Church
Died
Sep 11, 1161
Jerusalem

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on July 23, 2013

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