My European Faces: Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, was a Cypriot, Italian & European

The last Queen of the last crusader state, the Kingdom of Cyprus

When Venetian noble, Catherine Cornaro, the last queen of the kingdom of Cyprus, abdicated and left her people in tears, this last state of the crusader’s became a Venetian colony. In exchange, Catherine Cornaro was granted Asolo from the Venetians and made the little town a artistic & cultural gem. She was a Cypriot, Italian & European


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