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Chronology of Armenian History

Some of the dates in this chronology are approximative and are still debated.

Patriarchs

2350 - 1700 B.C. 

Haig (Hayg)
Armenag
Aramais
Amassia
Gegham
Harma
Aram (The Armens)
1770 - 1440 B.C.
Ara Keghetzig
Ara Kardos
Anoushavan
Paret
Arbag
Zaven
Varnas
Sour
Havanag
1400 - 1200 B.C.
Vashtak
Haikak
Ampak
Arnak
Shavarsh
Norir
Vestam
Kar
Gorak
Hrant
Endzak
Geghak
1200 - 800 B.C.
Horo
Zarmair
Perch
Arboun
Hoy
Houssak
Kipak
Skaiordi
Historical Data
1250 B.C. - Arrival of the Armeno-Phrygians in Thrace.Crossing of the Bosphorus by the Armeno-Phrygians in Phrygia
1000  B.C. - Settlement of the Armeno-Phrygians in Phrygia
800 B.C. - The Armenians seperate from the Phrygians
Kingdom of Urartu (B.C.)
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 
Historical Data
600  B.C. - Occupation of the Ararat region 
590-550 B.C. - Median rule (Cyaxares) 
550-330 B.C. - Achaemenian Rule of Persia
Orontid Dynasty (Ervanduni)
First period of independence (B.C.)
401-344 - Ervand (Orontes) I
344-331 - Ervand (Orontes) II
331-317 - Mithranes
317-260 - Ervand (Orontes) III
260-228 - Samus
228-212 - Xerxes
212-200 - Ervand (Orontes) IV
330-315 B.C. - Macedonian Rule
215-190 B.C. - Rule of the Selucides
Artaxiads Dynasty (Artashesian)
Second period of independence
190-159 B.C. - Artaxias or Asrtashes I 
159-149 B.C. - Artavazd I 
149-123 B.C. - Tigran I or Tiran 
94-54 B.C. - Tigran II, the Great 
55-34  B.C. - Artavazd II 
34-31 B.C. - Alexander 
30-20 B.C. - Artashes II 
20 B.C. - 8 A.D. - Tigran III 
8-5 B.C. - Tigran IV 
8-5 B.C. - Erato 
5-2 B.C. - Artavazd III 
2-1 B.C. - Tigran IV and Erato (Second time)
Foreign Kings
2-4 A.D. - Ariobarzan (Median) 
4-6 - Artavazd IV (Median) 
6-14 - Tigran V (Jewish) 
14-15 - Erato (again) 
16-17 - Vonon (Parthian) 
18-34 - Artashes III (or Zeno, Roman) 
34-35 - Arshak I (Parthian) 
35-37 - Mithridates (Georgian)
37-47 - (Transition Period)
47-51 - Mithridates (Georgian)(Again)
51-53 - Hradamizd (Georgian)
Arsacids Dynasty (Arshakuni)
52-59 - Trdat I (Parthian) 
60-61 - Tigran VI 
66-75 - Trdat I (Parthian)(Again)
75-100 - Sanadroog 
100-113 - Asxadar (Exedares) 
113-114 - Parthamasiris 
116-117 - Parthamaspates 
117-140 - Vologases or Vagharsh I 
140-162 - Sohemus 
162-163 - Pacorus 
164-185 - Sohemus (again) 
185-190 - Vagharsh II 
190-216 - Khosrov I 
216-238 - Trdat II or Khosrov II, the Great 
226 A.D. - End of Parthian Kingdom, 
226 A.D. - Sassanian Dynasty founded in Persia
252-261 - Artavazd V 
261-272 - Palmyrian Rule
287-330 - Trdat III 
301 - Conversion of Armenia to Christianity
331-339 - Khosrov III (Kotak, "the short") 
340-350 - Tiran 
350-367 - Arshak II 
367-374 - Pap 
374-378 - Varazdat 
378-389 - Arshak III 
378-386 - Vagharshak (Valarsas) 
387 A.D. - Division of Armenia, Between the Romans and the Persians
385-387 - Khosrov IV 
387-414 - Vramshapuh 
405-406 - Invention of the Armenian alphabet & translation of the Bible
415 - Khosrov IV (restored) 
416-428 - Shahpur 
420-423 - Interregnum, Persian rule, 
423-428 - Artashes 
428 A.D. - End of Arsacid Dynasty in Armenia.
Persian Rule (403-634) - Marzpans or Governors-General
In all 35 Marzpans, of which 29 Persians and 6 Armenians. 
387-451 - Vartan Mamigonian
June 2, 451 A.D. - Battle of Avarair (Start of the Vardanank' War)
454 - Ghevontiank Martyrized 
464 - Return of Vahan, Vasak & Ardashes (sons of Vartan's brother Hemayak)
480-510 - Vahan Mamigonian 
484 - Agreement of Nvarsak 
510-564 - Vart Mamigonian 
564-642 - Armenia divided between Persia and Byzance 
604 - Kayl Vahan's heroic battles 
652 - Fall of the Persian Empire
Governors-General of Byzantine Armenia
12 Governors succeeded each other from 591-705
640 A.D. - The Arabs break into Armenia

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. Arab Domination - Ostikans or Governors-Generral
26 Ostikans are listed for this period running from 654-851
 

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