Definitions for "Amalric succeeded Guy as King of Cyprus, and also became King of Jerusalem in"
1197. Amalric was responsible for establishing the Roman Catholic Church on Cyprus. The Lusignans remained in control of Cyprus until 1489; in Jerusalem (or, more accurately, Acre), they ruled until the fall of the city in 1291, with an interlude during which the Hohenstaufen dynasty claimed the kingdom. After 1291 the Lusignans continued to claim Jerusalem, and occasionally attempted to organize crusades to recapture the mainland. In the 13th century the Lusignans also intermarried with the royal families of the Principality of Antioch and the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia. Lords of Lusignan