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Artavasdes I of Armenia

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Predecessor
  
Artaxias I

Name
  
Artavasdes of

Mother
  
Queen Satenik

Grandparents
  
Zariadres

Father
  
Artaxias I

Children
  
Tigranes the Great

Successor
  
Tigranes I

House
  
Artaxiad dynasty


Artavasdes I of Armenia

Reign
  
Armenia: 159 BC – 123 BC

Grandchildren
  
Pacorus I, Artavasdes II of Armenia

Ancestors
  
Artaxias I, Sames of Commagene, Arsames II, Xerxes of Armenia, Zariadres, Arsames I

Similar People
  
Tigranes the Great, Artaxias I, Mithridates VI of Pontus

Great grandchildren
  
Tigranes III, Artaxias II

Artavasdes I of Armenia (also called Artavazd, Armenian: Արտավազդ Առաջին) reigned as King of Armenia from 159 BC to 123 BC and was the son of Artaxias I and Queen Satenik.

Artavasdes repelled several attempts by Parthians to invade Armenia but was eventually defeated by Mithridates, who annexed parts of Eastern Armenia and took his son, Tigranes the Great as hostage.

According to Professor Cyril Toumanoff, Artavasdes I can be identified with the Armenian king who, according to the medieval Georgian annals, interfered in Iberia at the request of local nobility and installed his son, Artaxias, on the throne of Iberia, thereby inaugurating the Iberian Artaxiad dynasty.

References

Artavasdes I of Armenia Wikipedia


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