Tigranes II "The Great", King of Armenia

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Armenian: Տիգրան
Also Known As: "ARTAXID"
Birthplace: Armenia
Death: Died in Armenia
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Son of Tigranes I, king of Armenia and Glaphyre de Cappadoccia
Husband of Cleopatra "the Elder" Princess of Pontus
Father of Tigranes, III; Artavasdes II, king of Armenia; Zariadres; NN; N.N. and 2 others
Brother of Astvasdes I of Armenia, Armenia
Half brother of Artavasd Artashid, I

Occupation: King of Armenia
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About Tigranes II "The Great", King of Armenia

Tigranes the Great (Armenian: Տիգրան Մեծ (140–55 BC; also called Tigranes II and sometimes Tigranes I) was emperor of Armenia under whom the country became, for a short time, the strongest state east of the Roman Republic. He was a member of the Artaxiad Royal House. Under his reign, the Armenian kingdom expanded beyond its traditional boundaries, allowing Tigranes to claim the title Great King, and involving Armenia in many battles against opponents such as the Parthian and Seleucid empires, and the Roman Republic.


Glaphyra's mother, the first wife of Archelaus, was an Armenian Princess whose name is unknown and who died by 8 BCE.[7] She may have been a daughter of King Artavasdes II of Armenia, son of Tigranes the Great and Cleopatra of Pontus, a daughter of Mithridates VI from his first wife his sister Laodice.[6] If so, Glaphyra’s parents may have been distant relatives. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glaphyra

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