Tigranes the Great

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Tigranes II
King of Armenia
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Tigranes the Great on a coin
Reign95 BCE55 BCE
PredecessorTigranes I
SuccessorArtavasdes II
WifeCleopatra
Royal HouseArtaxiad
FatherArtavasdes I

Tigranes the Great (Armenian: Տիգրան Մեծ, Greek: Τιγράνης ο Μέγας; also called Tigranes II and sometimes Tigranes I) was the king of Armenia. He ruled from 95 BCE to 55 BCE. 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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