Vaspurakan

NOTES: Vaspurakan [From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia]:

The Kingdom of Vaspourakan, 908-1021 The Isle of Aghtamar, the residence of King Gagik I (908-943/944)

Vaspurakan (also transliterated as Vasbouragan in Western Armenian; Armenian: meaning the "noble land" or "land of princes", was a province and then kingdom of Greater Armenia during the Middle Ages centered around Lake Van. The region is considered to be the cradle of Armenian civilization. During most of its history it was ruled by the Ardzruni dynasty, which first managed to create a principality in the area. At its greatest extent Vaspurakan comprised the lands between Lake Van and Lake Urmia (also known as Kaputa) in 908. During this time they were under the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Ani. In contrast to the Armenian Vaspourakan, Bagratouni Armenia continued to energetically fight invading forces. In 1021, the Turanians suffered a heavy defeat against the Armenian army, led by Vasak Pahlavouni, who died during the battle.

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Rulers

* Hamazasp II, Prince (800-836). Married to a daughter of Ashot Msaker of the Bagratuni family.
* Ashot I Abulabus Ardzruni, Prince (836-852). Son of Hamazasp II.
* Gurgen I Ardzruni, Prince (852-853). Brother of Ashot I.
* Abu Djafar Ardzruni, Prince (853-854). Probably brother of Ashot I.
* Gurgen II Ardzruni of Mardastan, Prince. (854-857). Distant relative.
* Grigor Derenik Ardzruni, Prince (857-868). Married Sofia, daughter of Ashot I Bagratuni the Great, Prince of Armenia. Son of Ashot I Ardzruni.
* Ashot I Abulabus Ardzruni, Prince (868-874). Second term.
* Grigor Ardzruni, Prince (874-887). Second term.
* Gagik Abu Morvan Ardzruni, regent for Sargis Ashot (887-897), then prince (897-898).
* Sargis Ashot, Prince (898-900). Son of Grigor Ardzruni.
* Emir Afshin (900).
* Safi, as governor of Van (900-901).
* Sargis Ashot (901-904). Reinstated.
* Khatchik Gagik III Ardzuni, Lord of Rechtuniq (887-897). Prince of northwest Vaspurakan (904-937). King of Vaspurakan (937-943). Brother of Sargis Ashot.
* Gurgen III Artzruni, Lord of Parskahaiq (887-897). Prince of southeast Vaspurakan (904-925). Brother of Sargis Ashot.
* Derenic Ashot III, King (943-953). Son of Gagik III.
* Abushal Hamazasp III, King (953-972). Brother of Derenic Ashot III.
* Ashot Sahak, King (972-983). Son of Abushal Hamazasp III.
* Gurgen Khatchik, King (983-1003) and Lord of Antzevaziq. Brother of Ashot Sahak.
* Seneqerim Ioan, King (1003-1021) and lord of Rechtuniq. Also King of Sebaste (1021). Brother of Gurgen Khatchik.

Hamazasp II, Prince of Vaspurakan

b. s/o parents ukn
m.Rhipsime Armenia

CHILDREN included:

  1. Asjot I, Prince of Vaspurakan

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Asjot I, Prince of Vaspurakan

b.s/o Hamazasp II, Prince of Vaspurakan and Rhipsime Armenia

CHILDREN included:

  1. Grigor-Derenik Artsruni, Prince of Vaspurakan

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Grigor-Derenik Artsruni, Prince of Vaspurakan

b.s/o Asjot I, Prince of Vaspurakan
m.Sofie [Sofia] Armenia

CHILDREN included:

  1. Gagik [Khatchik-Gagik] II or III, King of Vaspurakan

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Gagik [Khatchik-Gagik] II or III, King of Vaspurakan

b.s/o Grigor-Derenik Artsruni, Prince of Vaspurakan and Sofie [Sofia] Armenia
d.943
m.Miko Artsruni

CHILDREN included:

  1. Abusahi-Hamazasp III, King of Vaspurakan

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Abusahi-Hamazasp III, King of Vaspurakan

b. s/o Gagik [Khatchik=Gagik] II, or III; King of Vaspurakan d.972
m.Gaday

CHILDREN included:

  1. Senekerima Arcurni, King of Waspukaran

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Senekerima Arcurni, King of Vaspukaran

b.s/o Abusahi-Hamazasp III, King of Vaspurakan

CHILDREN included:

  1. Mariam Senekerima Arcuni m.Giorgi I Bagratid, King of Georgia

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