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Leon VI of Lusignan (1393)

Leon VI (or V depending on historians) of Lusignan, King of Armenia † 1393, King of Little Armenia from 1374 to 1375.

The last king of Little Armenia, sent into exile, took refuge with Charles V, and then with Charles VI who paid d tribute to him by erecting a tomb in his name in the church of Celestins in Paris.

In accordance with oriental tradition, the lying recumbent holds a pair of gloves in his right hand, a distinctive sign of important people. In French tradition, the mark of the sovereignty of the person who is depicted on the tomb is the hand of justice.

Lying recumbent of Leon VI of Lusignan, King of Armenia
Picture caption: Lying recumbent of Leon VI of Lusignan, King of Armenia

 



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