Tigranes the Great

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Tigranes II
King of Armenia
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Tigranes the Great on a coin
Reign 95 BCE55 BCE
Predecessor Tigranes I
Successor Artavasdes II
Wife Cleopatra
Royal House Artaxiad
Father Artavasdes I

Tigranes the Great (Armenian: Տիգրան Մեծ, Greek: Τιγράνης ο Μέγας) (ruled 95 BCE–55 BCE) (also called Tigranes II and sometimes Tigranes I) was the king of Armenia his country became for a short time the strongest state in the Roman East.

Tigranes was born around 140 BCE and was the son or nephew of Artavasdes I or Tigranes I.

Tigranes the Great represented the Artaxiad Royal House.

He was involved in many battles during his reign. He had battles against the Parthian, Seleucid, and Roman empires.

Early Armenian Empire of Tigranes

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