Constantine I, King of Armenia


Constantine I, King of Armenia

Constantine I (also called Constantine III; Armenian: Կոստանդին Ա, Western Armenian transliteration: Gosdantin or Kostantine; 1278 – c. 1310) was briefly king of the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia from 1298 to 1299. He was the son of Leo II of Armenia and Kyranna de Lampron and was part of the Hetoumid-family.

He helped his brother Sempad to usurp the throne in 1296, but turned against him two years later in 1298 to restore his older brother Hethum II. He assumed the throne for a year while Hethum recovered from his imprisonment. Shortly after Hethum's resumption in 1299, Constantine plotted to restore Sempad again, and both were imprisoned for the rest of their lives.

Bibliography

  • Boase, T. S. R. (1978). The Cilician Kingdom of Armenia. Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press. ISBN 0-7073-0145-9. 

Constantine I, King of Armenia
House of Lambron
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Smpad
King of Armenia
1298–1299
Succeeded by
Levon III

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