Ashot IV, king of Armenia

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Ashot

Also Known As: "Achot IV d'Arménie"
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Birthplace: Ani, Kars, Turkey
Death: circa 1041
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Son of Gagik I "the Great" King of Armenia and Katramide of Kartli, Queen of Armenia
Husband of (unk) bagratun
Father of Gagik II, king of Armenia
Brother of Hovhannes I of Armenia

Occupation: King
Managed by: Douglas John Nimmo
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Achot IV d'Arménie

Achot IV (en arménien Աշոտ Դ ; † 1041), dit Qatj (« le Vaillant »), est un membre de la famille arménienne des Bagratides, roi d'Arménie de 1021 à ca. 1040 et second fils de Gagik Ier, roi d'Arménie.

Union et postérité[modifier]D'une épouse inconnue, il a :

Gagik II (1026 † 1077), roi d'Arménie ; une fille, mariée à « Apusuar », (Abul Aswar Shavur) de la dynastie des Cheddadides, seigneur de Dvin et de Gandja[2].


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GAGIK of Armenia, son of ASHOT III "Voghormadz/the Merciful" King of Armenia & his wife --- (-[1017/20]). ... He succeeded his brother in [989/90] as GAGIK I "the Great" King of Armenia. ... m KATRAMIDE, daughter of --- [a Georgian]. King Gagik I & his wife had three children:

  • 1. YOVHANES-SMBAT (-1041). ... He succeeded his father in [1017/20] as SMBAT III King of Armenia, ruling jointly with his brother, based at Ani.

... m firstly ---. The name of Smbat's first wife is not known. ... m secondly ([1032]) --- [Argyre], niece of Emperor ROMANOS III Argyros, daughter of ---. King Smbat & his first wife had one child:

  • *a) ERKAT (-before [1022]).
  • 2. ASHOT (-1041, bur Ani). The History of Aristakes Lastivertci names "Smbat who was called Yohannes and his brother Ashot" as the sons of "Gagik son of Ashot", recording that Giorgi King of Abkhazia arbitrated their dispute over their inheritance and awarded "the stronghold of Ani and the districts surrounding it" to Yohannes-Smbat and "the lower part of the land facing Persia and Georgia" to Ashot[126]. He succeeded his father in [1017/20] as ASHOT IV "Kaj/the Brave" King of Armenia, ruling jointly with his brother, nominally based at Duin although the city had been captured by the Kurdish Shaddadid Emirs from Ganja. The Chronicle of Matthew of Edessa records that disputes between Yovhanes and his brother, commenting that the latter had “l´esprit militaire et un courage invincible”, adding in a later passage that “Aschod…ne parvint jamais de sa vie à entrer dans la ville d´Ani”[127]. The Chronicle of Matthew of Edessa records the death “en l´année 489 [11 Mar 1040/10 Mar 1041]” of “le roi d´Arménie Aschod, le Bagratide…fils de Kakig et frère de Jean” and his burial at Ani[128]. The History of Aristakes Lastivertci records the death in the same year of "the two brothers Asot and Yovhannes"[129]. m ---. The name of Ashot's wife is not known. Ashot & his wife had two children:
    • a) GAGIK ([1025/26]-murdered Kendrosko [2 Mar 1076/29 Feb 1080], bur Pizu Monastery). The Chronicle of Matthew of Edessa records that “le roi d´Arménie Aschod, le Bagratide…fils de Kakig et frère de Jean” left “un fils…Kakag…âgé de quinze ans”[130]. The History of Aristakes Lastivertci records the accession of "Gagik son of Ashot" after the death of his father and paternal uncle[131]. He succeeded his father in 1041 as GAGIK II King of Armenia. Kirakos Ganjaketsi's History of Armenia records that "Gagik son of Ashot…[his] brother's son" succeeded after the death of "Yovhannes…also called Smbat" and ruled for two years, but that he "had no interest in military affairs…but…was trained from childhood in literature" and that "the Byzantines…called him to them" and "put the journeyer into exile on an island and appointed overseers to occupy his place for one year"[132]. He was brought to Ani to be crowned but was unable to evict the Byzantine forces of the regent Sargis Haykazn. The Chronicle of Matthew of Edessa paints a slightly different picture when it records that “un jeune homme de dix-neuf ans…Kakig…fils du roi Aschod…” (implying a delay of four years after the death of his father) was crowned king of Armenia by “Grégoire”, and that King Gagik captured “Sarkis”[133]. In 1043, Gagik was invited to Constantinople where he was kept in honourable confinement and eventually forced to cede the kingdom of Ani to Byzantium in 1045[134]. According to the Chronicle of Matthew of Edessa, the Byzantines started their conquest of Armenia during the reign of Emperor Mikhael IV (who died in 1041), while Emperor Konstantinos IX (succeeded in 1042) invited King Gagik to Constantinople, supported by the advice of Sarkis, where he was granted “Galonbegh´ad et Bizou”[135]. He was awarded the title magistros, given a palace in the capital and the lordship of Kalon peghat and Pizou in Cesarea as compensation[136]. Kirakos Ganjaketsi's History of Armenia records that "the Byzantines gave land and cities in the areas of Caesarea and Sebastia, which was given to the two kings Gagik"[137], referring to this Gagik and "Gagik king of Vanand and Kars who went to the Byzantines", the death of "Gagik Shahnshah king of Vanand" being recorded in "the first year of Diogenes's reign" [1068/69] later in the same source[138]. The territory of the kingdom of Ani was combined with the Iberian theme, known thereafter as the theme of Iberia and Armenia[139]. Kirakos Ganjaketsi's History of Armenia records that "Gagik king of Kars" murdered the archbishop of Cæsarea, by being mauled by his dog with which he placed in a large sack, for which he was killed by the Byzantines "hurled…from the wall of the fortress"[140]. The Chronicle of Matthew of Edessa records that “Kakig Schahenschah, fils d´Aschod, fils de Kakig, fils de Sempad, fils d´Ergath, de la race des Bagratides” was killed in “l´année 528 [2 Mar 1079/29 Feb 1080]” at “une forteresse…Guizisdara” by “des chefs romains, fils de Mandalê (Pantaléon)”[141]. The Chronicle attributed to King Hethum II records that "Gagik king of the Armenians" was killed in [2 Mar 1076/1 Mar 1077] by "the sons of Mandele in the fortress of Kendrosko"[142]. The editor of the Recueil des historiens des croisades places this fortress in the Byzantine theme of Lycandus formed by Emperor Leon VI (ruled 886-912) in the south-east of Cappadocia, north of Germanicia or Marash[143]. Smbat Sparapet's Chronicle records that King Gagik was buried "in his monastery of Pizu"[144]. m --- of Vaspurakan, daughter of DAVIT of Vaspurakan Lord of Siwas & his wife ---. The History of Aristakes Lastivertci records the marriage of "Gagik son of Ashot" and "the daughter of Dawit, son of Senekerim" on the orders of the emperor[145]. King Gagik II & his wife had three children:
      • i) YOVHANES . The Chronicle of Matthew of Edessa records that “son fils aîné…Jean” survived his father[146]. Smbat Sparapet's Chronicle records that King Gagik "left a son Yovhannes"[147]. m ---, daughter of ABIRAD of Ani. The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified. Yovhanes & his wife had one child:
        • (a) ASHOT (-1080). The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.
      • ii) DAVIT . The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. Betrothed to ---, daughter of ABULGHARIB of Tarsus & his wife ---. The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.
      • iii) daughter . The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.
    • b) daughter . The History of Aristakes Lastivertci name "Apusuar, who held Duin and Ganjak and was the son-in-law of Ashot king of Armenia"[148]. m APUSUAR Lord of Duin and Ganjak .
  • 3. KOUSCHKOUSCH of Armenia . The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified. m SENEKERIM-YOVHANES Prince of Vaspurakan, son of ABOUSAHL-HAMAZASP Prince of Vaspurakan (-[1025/27], bur Varag Monastery).



            
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Ani, Kars, Turkey
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Ani, Kars, Turkey