Levon II was the eldest son of King Hetoum I and Queen Zabel I. He was crowned in 1269 after his father King Hetoum I’s abdication in his favor. King Levon the Hetoumid pursued active commercial relations with developed European countries, renewed trade agreements with Italian partners and established new ones with Catalans. He and his family gave valuable support to the cultural awakening of Cilicia.
King Levon II and his wife Queen Keran, together with their five children are portrayed on the most famous painting of the prominent manuscript illuminator in the Middle Ages – Toros Roslin.