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John II or III of Cyprus (Nicosia, May 16, 1414 – Nicosia, July 28, 1458) was the King of Cyprus and Armenia and also titular King of Jerusalem from 1432 to 1458. He was previously a Titular Prince of Antioch. In May, 1435/1440 he married Aimee or Amadea Palaeologus of Montferrat (August 3, 1429 – Nicosia, September 13, 1440), Queen of Cyprus, Titular Queen of Jerusalem and Armenia, daughter of John Jacob, Marquess of Montferrat, without issue. His second wife, a distant relative of his first one, married in Nicosia, 1441 or February 3, 1442 was Helena Palaiologina (1428 – April 11, 1458), only child and daughter of Theodore II Palaeologus, Despot of Morea and his wife Cleofa Malatesta. Theodore was a son of Eastern Roman Emperor Manuel II Palaeologus and Helena Dragaš and the brother of the last two Eastern Roman Emperor, John VIII Palaeologus and Constantine XI Palaeologus. By his second marriage he had two daughters:

Upon the death of John II, his only surviving legitimate child Charlotte succeeded to the throne.

John had an illegitimate son by Marietta de Patras, James, whom he appointed Archbishopic of Nicosia at the young age of 16. James did not prove ideal Archbishop material, and was stripped of his title after murdering the Royal Chamberlain. His father eventually forgave him and restored the Archbishopric. James and Helena were enemies, vying for influence over John. After Helena died in 1458, it appeared that John would appoint James as his successor, but John died before he could make it so.

He was the last direct legitimate male descendant of Raymond of Antioch, an illegitimate son of William IX of Aquitaine.

Regnal titles
Preceded by
Janus
King of Cyprus
Titular King of Jerusalem
King of Armenia

1432–1458
Succeeded by
Charlotte
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