Jacob III (Cyprus)

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Jacob III of Cyprus (* August 1473 ; † 1474 ) was (formally) the last king of Cyprus .

He was the only child of King James II , who died before he was born, and the Venetian Caterina Cornaro , who initially took over the reign for him. Jacob, however, died in infancy; when he died he was only about a year old.

Thus Caterina became the last queen of Cyprus. In 1489 she was forced to abdicate by Venice ; Cyprus became a Venetian colony until it was conquered by the Ottomans in 1571 .

predecessor Office successor
Jacob II King of Cyprus
Katharina Cornaro