List of Armenian kings

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This is a list of the kings and queens of Armenia, for more information on ancient Armenia and Armenians, please see History of Armenia. For information on the medieval Armenian Kingdom in Cilicia, please see the separate page Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia.

See List of Kings of Urartu for kings of Urartu (Ararat), the predecessor state of Greater Armenia.

Greater Armenia[edit]

This is the historical designation of the largest and longest-lasting Armenian kingdom.

Orontid Kings and Satraps[edit]

In Armenian tradition[edit]

Early kings in traditional Armenian chronology according to Moses of Chorene.

Note that the early dates are traditional and of uncertain accuracy.

Attested satraps[edit]

Yervandian (Yervanduni or Orontid) Dynasty[edit]

Main article: Orontid Dynasty

Artashesian (Artaxiad) Dynasty[edit]

Roman and Parthian non-dynastic candidates[edit]

Arshakuni (Arsacid) Kings of Armenia[edit]

Marzpanate[edit]

Vasak, king of Siunik 442-451

Vartan Mamikonian[AKA Vartan Zoravar, legendary Armenian general killed in battle but preserved Armenia as first Christian nation in the world]

Military occupation by General Mihran 482

Presiding Princes of Armenia[edit]

Bagratuni Kings[edit]

Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia[edit]

Lords/Princes[edit]

Name
Lifespan
Reign start
Reign end
Notes
Family
Image
Ruben I
10801095Rubenids
Constantine I
10951102Rubenids
Thoros I
11021129Rubenids
Constantine II
11291129Rubenids
Leo I
11291140Rubenids
Thoros II
11441169Rubenids
Ruben II
11691170Rubenids
Mleh
11701175Rubenids
Ruben III
11751187Rubenids
Leo II
11871198/1199Became first king as Leo IRubenids

Kings and Queens[edit]

Name
Lifespan
Reign start
Reign end
Notes
Family
Image
Leo II
1198/11991219Rubenids
Isabella
12191252Queen and co-rulerRubenidsIsabella with King Hethum on a coin
Hethum I
12261270Co-rulerHethumidsHethoum at the court of the Mongols
Leo III
12701289Hethumids
Hethum II
12891293Abdicated in favour of Thoros IIIHethumidsHethoum II in Franciscan garb
Thoros III
12931298Recalled Hethoum II, with whom he became co-rulerHethumids
Hethum II
12951296Co-ruler with Thoros IIIHethumidsHethoum II in Franciscan garb
Sempad
12961298UsurperHethumids
Constantine III
12981299Hethumids
Hethum II
12991303Reclaimed throne. Abdicated and became regent for Leo IIIHethumidsHethoum II in Franciscan garb
Leo IV
13031307Under regency of Hethum IIHethumids
Oshin
13071320Hethumids
Leo V
13201341Under regency of Oshin of Korikos until 1329HethumidsLeo IV dispensing justice
Constantine IV
13421344Elected by noblesLusignan
Constantine V
13441362House of Neghir
Constantine VI
13621373House of Neghir or Lusignan
Leo VI
13741375Lusignan

Claimants[edit]

Name
Lifespan
Reign start
Reign end
Notes
Family
Image
Leo VI
13751393Lusignan
James I
13961398Lusignan
Janus
13981432Lusignan
John
14321458Lusignan
Charlotte
14581467Lusignan

The title passed to the branch of the Lusignans in Constantinople and eventually Russia. The title is contested by the House of Savoy.

References[edit]

General

See also[edit]