Andronikos KOMNENOS "sebastokrator"
Eirini RHODOCANAKIS "sebastokratorissa"
(Abt 1109-1150)
(Between 1095-After 1147)
Ioannes KOMNENOS Duke of Cyprus
(Abt 1128-Abt 1176)
(Between 1125-After 1176)
Maria KOMNENE of Byzantium, Lady of Nauplia
(1154-Bef 1217)


Family Links

1. Amaury (Amalric) I D' ANJOU King of Jerusalem (1162-1174)

2. Balian III D' IBELIN of Ramla, Lord of Nablus

Maria KOMNENE of Byzantium, Lady of Nauplia

  • Born: 1154, Naples, Campagna, Italy
  • Married (1): 29 Aug 1167
  • Married (2): 1176
  • Died: Bef Oct 1217

   Research Notes:

She is named with her father by William of Tyre when he records her marriage with King Amaury. Caffaro records that "rex Amarricus" married secondly after separating from his first wife "Maria neptis imperatoris Manuelis, filiam Iohannis protosauasto…nepos imperatoris Manuelis ex fratre suo" and that they had "filiam unam…Ysabella". Amaury King of Jerusalem sent ambassadors to Constantinople in [1164/65] to ask the emperor for the hand of an imperial princess but received no answer until they landed at Tyre with Maria Komnene in Aug 1167. Ioannes Kinnamos records the marriage of "una filiarum protosebasti" and the brother of Baudouin III King of Jerusalem. She was given Nablus as her dower. The Lignages d'Outremer name "la reyne Marie…niece de l'empereur Manuel" as wife of "Belleem de Ybelin". The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "relictam regis Almarici…que fuit de Grecia" married "Bethuliani de Guibelin". "Hugo…rex Cipri" confirmed the grant to the church of Nicosia by "Philippus de Ybellino" for the soul of "domine Marie regine, matris sue" by charter dated Oct 1217.

   Marriage Information:

Maria married Amaury (Amalric) I D' ANJOU King of Jerusalem (1162-1174), son of Foulques V "Le Jeune" D' ANJOU Count of Anjou, King of Jerusalem and Melisende DE RETHEL, on 29 Aug 1167. (Amaury (Amalric) I D' ANJOU King of Jerusalem (1162-1174) was born in 1136 and died on 11 Jul 1174 in Jerusalem, Palestine.)

   Marriage Information:

Maria also married Balian III D' IBELIN of Ramla, Lord of Nablus, son of Balian II D' IBELIN Lord of Rama and Helvis of Rama, in 1176. (Balian III D' IBELIN of Ramla, Lord of Nablus was born between 1142 and 1143 in Ibelin/Yebna Castle, Jamnia, Palestine and died after Feb 1193 in Naples, Campagna, Italy.)

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