Death of King of Jerusalem Henry II, Count of Champagne Hot

Death of King of Jerusalem Henry II, Count of Champagne

Amalric I of Cyprus

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Henry II, Count of Champagne and now also King of Jerusalem, dies in Acre when he accidentally falls from a balcony. This is the second husband of Isabella's to die.

The situation becomes urgent now because the Crusader city of Jaffa is being threatened by Muslim forces under the command of Al-Adil, Saladin's brother.

Amalric I of Cyprus is chosen as Henry's successor. After marrying Isabella, the daughter of Amalric I of Jerusalem, he becomes Amalric II, king of Jerusalem and Cyprus. Jaffa will be lost, but Amalric II will manage to capture Beirut and Sidon.

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