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CHRONOLOGY OF ARMENIAN HISTORY

(2800 BEFORE CHRIST-2004 AFTER CHRIST)

 

BEFORE CHRIST  

PREHISTORICAL ARMENIA  

2800 The Armens' 
1800 The Hayasas' 
1100 The Nayiris' 

KINGDOM OF URARTU 

860-843  Arameh 
835-820  Sarduris I 
820-800  Ispunis 
800-780 Menuas I 
780-755 Arkisdis I 
755-730 Sarduris II 
730-714 Russas I 
714-680 Arkisdis II 
680-675 Russas II 
675-670 Yeremenas 
670-645 Russas III 
645-620 Sarduris III 
620-600 Irgias 
600-580 Menuas II 
 Period of domination by Gyaksar I 

 THE TRADITIONAL HISTORY OF ARMENIA BEGINS HERE

Haik Nahapet
Aram Nahapet 
Ara Keghetzig 
Paruyr Nahapet
(Legend of Ajdahak, and Vahagn)  
558-553 Yervan I. Meanwhile: 
546-539 War of Sardikeh and Babylon 
553-521 Tigran 1 Great 
521-518 King Vahagn 
518-330/6 Persian domination 
336-300 Yervant III 
305-288 Artwart 
288-247 Orontes 
247-220 Artwart II 
220-215 Herant 
215-190 Zareh, father of Ardashes the Great 
190-160 Artavazd I 
145-123 Diran I 
123-98 Artavazd II 
98-95 Tigran II 
95-54 Tigran III the Great 
54-34 Artavazd III 
34-31 Alexander (nominated king, son of Cleopatra & Antonius) 
30-20 Artashes II 
20-8 Dikran IV (son or Ardavazt) 
8-5 Dikran V (son of Ardavazt) 
5-2 Ardavazt IV (son of Ardavazt) 
2-1 Dikran V (second time) 

AFTER CHRIST (Anno Domini) 

       2-4 Arioparzan 
4-6  Ardavazt IV (second time) 
6-14  Dikran (son of Ardavazt II) 
14-15 Yerado 
16-17 Vonon 
18-34 Ardashes III (Zenon) 
34-35 Arshag I 
35-47 (Transition Period) 
47-51 Mihrtad 
51-53 Heramesd Arshakounis from Persia Installed in Armenia 
52-59 Drtad Arshakouni 
59-60 Dikran VI 
66-75 Drtad I 
75-100 Sanadroog 
100-113 Ashkhatar 
113-116 Barsamasir 
116-117 Rufianus (designated by Trujan, Rome emper.) 
117-140 Vagharsh I 
140-162 Soyimos 
162-164 Pagur (brother of Vagharsh) 
164-185 Soyimos (second time) 
185-195 Sanadroog (second time) 
195-216 Vagharsh II (introduces pagan feast Navasart 
 in Armenia) 
216-238 Drtad II 
224 Arshakounis end in Persia. Sassanides follow. 
238-252 Khosrov I (brother of Drtad II) killed by Anak, the Partev, and father of Gregory the illuminator 
253-262 Ardavazt Mamigonian (marzban, governor) 
261-262 Dikran VI king 
273 Zenobia, queen of Palmyre reigns 
273-282 Khosrov II 
283-287 Ardavazt Mamigonian (second time) 
287-294 
297-330 Drtad III 
301 Armenians convert to Christianism by Gregory the illuminator (Krikor Loosavorich) 
331-339 Khosrov III (son of Drtad III) 
340-350 Diran (son of Khosrov III) 
350-367 Arshag II 
367-374 Bab 
374-378 Varaztad 
378-385 Manuel Mamigonian 
387 Division of Armenia into two reigns: 
378-389 Arshak (Eastern Reg.) 
376-386 Vagharshak (Western Reg.) 
386-391 Khosrov III 
391-414 Vramshabouh 
405 Armenian Alphabet discovered (Mesrob-Mashdotz 361-440) 
435 The Bible translated into Armenian (from greek  original) 
416-423 Persian marzbans 
423-428 Ardashes III (Armenian Arshakounis' end)

PERIOD OF MARZBANS 

387-451 Vartan Mamigonian 
451 War of Avarayr 
454 Ghevontiank Martyrized 
464 Return of Vahan, Vasak & Ardashes (sons of Vartan's  brother Hemayak) 
480-510 Vahan Mamigonian 
484 Agreement of Nevarsak 
510-564 Vart Mamigonian 
564-642 Armenian divided between Persia and Byzance 
604 Kayl Vahan's heroic battles 
642-855 Arab domination 

BAGRATIS DYNASTY (885-1045)

885-890 Ashot I 
890-914 Smbat the Confessor
908-935 Gagik Arzrouni king 
915-930 Ashot II Yerkat 
930-952 Abas I 
952-977 Ashot III Vogohormatz 
977-990 Smbat the Conqueror 
990-1020 Gagik I 
1020-1041 Hovhannes-Smbat 
1019 The Seljukes in Armenia 
1042-1045 End of Bagratunis - Gagik II, Surrender and sale of  city Ani. 
1045-1064 Byzantine domination 
1047 Second invasion by Seljukes. city of Ani Captured

ARMENIANS IN CILICIA  

1080-1095 Prince Ruben 
1095-1100 Constantin I. The Crusaders in Armenia 
1100-1123 Toros I 
1123-1138 Prince Levon 
1144-1168 Toros II 
1169-1174 Mleh-Prince of Cilicia 
1175-1187 Ruben II 
1180 Salaheddine in Cilicia 

RUBINIAN DYNASTY 

                1187-1198 Levon the Mezakordz (as baron) 
1198-1219 Levon as King 

HETOUMIAN DYNASTY

1224-1269 Hetoum I 
1206 Tartars and CHingis Khan invasion 
1236 Mongols invasion 
1269-1289 Levon II 
1289-1305 Hetoum II 
1305-1308 Levon III 
1308-1320 Oshin King 
1320-1342 Levon IV 

 LUSINIAN DUNASTY  

1342-1344 Guidon 
1344-1363 Constantine II 
1363-1373 Constantine III 
1374-1375 Levon V 
 End of Cilician Kingdom.

ARMENIA AFTER THE LOSS OF HER INDEPENDENCE

1400 Tamerian in Armenia 
1512 Ottomans invade Armenian and Cilicia, 
 City of Zeytoun: semi-independent. 
1587-1629 Ottomans reign: region of Lake Van.Persian influence:  Sevan Lake, city of Yerevan. 
1605 Forced migration of about 350,000 Armenians from their homeland to Isfanan by King Shan Abbas to Persia, to a new Armenian settle- ment called Nor Djugha (New Julfa)
1682-1725 Israel Ori: Independence struggle
1894-1896 Massacres of Armenians under Sutan Abdul Hamid ll
1909 Massacre of Adana (Cilicia)
1915-1918 World War I Armenians massacred and deported out of their lands.

1915-1918 World War I 
 Armenians massacred and deported out of their lands. 
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1918 Sardarabad battle (May 26): and Armenia proclamation (May 28). 
1920 Establishment of the Soviet Socialist Republic of
Armenia (Nov.29) . 
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1955 Consecartion of His Holiness Vasken l, Catholicos of All Armenians, in Etchmiadzin.
1988 (Dec.7) Devestating Earthquake in Armenia.
1991 (Sept. 21) Declaration of Independence of the Repubic of Armenia.
(Oct.16) Levon Der-Bedrosian
Elected 1st President.
1998 President Robert Kocharian


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1885 Armenagan-Ramgavar 
1887 Henchakian 
1890 Tashnakzutiun

 
 

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