Artavasdes III

Artavasdes III: king of Armenia (r. 4-6 CE).

In the year 4 CE, the pro-Roman king Ariobarzanes of Armenia, who was not from Armenia but from Media Atropatene, died in an accident.note He was succeeded by his son Artavasdes III,note who was murdered two years later, perhaps because he did not belong to the Artaxiad dynasty. The Roman emperor Augustus sent Tigranes V to Armenia, a prince who did belong to the royal family of the Armenians.note

This page was created in 2019; last modified on 26 May 2019.