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Vologaeses IV Pharasmenes, King of Parthia

Also Known As: "King of Parthia and Armenia"
Birthplace: Parthia
Death: Died in Parthia
Immediate Family:

Son of Vologases IV and N.N.
Husband of N.N.
Father of Khusraw I, king of Armenia; Tiridates; Artabanos IV, King of Parthia and Media; Vologases VII - Raja Parthia XLIX (208-228); Rev I - Raja Iberia and 2 others

Occupation: kung av Parthia, regerade 148-192
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About Vologases V, King of Parthia and Armenia

King of Parthia

Vologases V of Parthia ruled the Parthian Empire from 191 to 208. According to one theory, he was the son of Vologases I of Armenia, a member of the Parthian Arsacid dynasty's Armenia cadet branch. Nevertheless, he won the succession of the senior house, following Vologases IV (147–191) on the throne of Parthia.

This tree assumes a different theory: that Vologaesus V was the son of King Vologaesus IV of Parthia.

His succession was not uncontested; a rival King Osroes II (190) had already set himself up in Media before the death of the previous ruler, but Vologases V appears to have quickly put him down.

Vologases V was attacked by the Roman emperor Septimius Severus (193–211) in 195. Severus advanced into Mesopotamia, occupied Nisibis and plundered the Parthian capital Ctesiphon in 199, capturing many Parthians and selling them into slavery. He attempted in vain to conquer the Arabic fortress at Atra. In 202 peace was restored with the Roman Empire in effective control the whole of Mesopotamia.

See http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/p285.htm#i24713 and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vologases_V_of_Parthia for more information.

VOLOGAESES king from 191AD -208/209 AD . He was attacked by Septimius Severus in 195, who advanced into Mesopotamia, occupied Nisibis (Nasibina in Assyrian inscriptions) and plundered Ctesiphon (199), but attempted in vain to conquer the Arabic fortress Atra; in 202 peace was restored .

Vologases IV of Parthia ruled the Parthian Empire from 147 to 191.He united the two halves of the empire which had been split between his father, King Mitrhidates IV, and King Vologases III of Parthia (105–147). He also reconquered the kingdom of Characene which seems to have been independent since the Roman invasion of the Parthian empire under Trajan (98–117). Vologases IV may be the King Volgash of the Zoroastrian tradition, who began the gathering of the writings of Zoroaster.

Conflicts with Rome began in about 155 with a dispute, as usual, over the kingdom of Armenia. In 162–166 the Parthians attacked the Roman Empire under Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. In this war the city of Seleucia on the Tigris was destroyed and the palace at the capital Ctesiphon was burned to the ground by Avidius Cassius in 165. The Roman legions advanced as far as Media. Vologases IV made peace but was forced to cede western Mesopotamia to the Romans.

The end of his reign was marred by the revolt of Osroes II of Parthia (190), who appears to have set himself up in Media as a rival King in hope of succeeding Vologases IV. In the event, Vologases V (191–208) of the Arsacid dynasty's Armenian cadet branch won the succession, and appears to have quickly put down Osroes II.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vologases_IV_of_Parthia for more information.

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