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King Levon VI

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1342 - 1393 Levon VI of Armenia ruled the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia from 1374 to 1393.

Levon was the son of John of Lusignan and his wife (or, more probably, mistress) Soldane. Constantine V, in order to wipe out all claimants to the throne, had given orders to kill Levon and his brother Bemon, but they escaped to Cyprus before the murder could be carried out.

Levon came to the throne on the death of his distant cousin Constantine VI of Armenia. Levon and his wife, Margaret of Soissons, were crowned at Sis on September 14, 1374. His right to the throne was challenged by Ashot, and Levon ended up being taken prisoner by the Egyptians. He never reclaimed his throne, and died in Paris in 1393. He had one legitimate daughter, Marie de Lusignan (who predeceased her father), and two illegitimate sons, Guy and Stephan.

Upon his death the title of King of Armenia was claimed by Levon's distant cousin James I.

Source: http://www.armenica.org




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