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CHRONOLOGY OF ARMENIAN HISTORY
AND IMPORTANT EVENTS
(2800 BEFORE CHRIST-1991 AFTER CHRIST)
Compiled by: ARAM ORJANIAN
 
  
 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): 
    Haig Nahabed 
    Aram Nahabed 
    Ara Keghezig 
    Baruyr Nahabed 
    (Legend of Ajdahag, 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 Ardavazt I 
    145-123 Diran I 
    123-98 Ardavazt II 
    98-95 Dikran II 
    95-54 Dikran III the Great 
    54-34 Ardavazt III 
    34-31 Alexander (nominated king, son of Cleopatra & Antonius) 
    30-20 Ardashes 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 
 Pakradouni's Dynasty 
    885-890 Ashod I 
    890-914 Sempad the Martyr 
    908-935 Gagik Arzrouni king 
    915-930 Ashod II Yergat 
    930-952 Abbas I 
    952-977 Ashod III Voghormadz 
    977-990 Sempad the Conqueror 
    990-1020 Gagik I 
    1020-1041 Hovhannes-Sempad 
    1019 The Seljukides in Armenia 
    1042-1045 End of Pakradounis - Gagik II, Surrender and sale of  city Ani. 
    1045-1064 Byzantine domination 
    1047 Second invasion by Seljukides. 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 Gingis 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 
 Lusignan Dynasty  
    1342-1344 Guidon 
    1344-1363 Constantine II 
    1363-1373 Constantine III 
    1374-1375 Levon V 
     End of Cilician Kingdom. 
    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.
 Armenians deported by king Shah Abbas into Persia,  (100,000 people).  
    1682-1725 Israel Ori: independence struggle 
    1915-1918 World War I 
     Armenians massacred and deported out of their lands. 
    *** 
    1918 Sardarabad battle (May 26): and Armenia proclamation (May 28). 
    1920 Establishment of the Soviet Socialist Republic of
    Armenia (Nov.29) . 
    *** 

    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

 Political Parties Created 
    1885 Armenagan-Ramgavar 
    1887 Henchakian 
    1890 Tashnakzutiun

 Organization 
    1906 Armenian General Benevolent Union 
     (founded in Egypt)
 
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