Tigranes the Great

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Tigranes the Great
Keeng o Armenie
Tigran Mets.jpg
A tetradrachm o Tigranes II. The starn seembol atween the twa eagles on his croun mey depict Halley's Comet.[1]
Ring95–55 BC
PredecessorTigranes I
SuccessorArtavasdes II
Born140 BC
Dee'd55 BC
BuirialTigranocerta
ConsortCleopatra o Pontus
IssueWi Cleopatra, three sons: Zariadres, Artavasdes II, Tigranes & twa dauchters: ane mairied Pacorus I o Parthie an the ither mairied Mithridates I o Media Atropatene
DynastyArtaxiad
FaitherArtavasdes I or Tigranes I
ReleegionArmenie paganism

Tigranes II, mair commonly kent as Tigranes the Great (Armenie: Տիգրան Մեծ, Tigran Mets;[2] Auncient Greek: Τιγράνης ὁ Μέγας Tigránes ho Mégas; Laitin: Tigranes Magnus)[3] (140 – 55 BC) wis Keeng o Armenie unner whom the kintra acame, for a short time, the strangest state east o the Roman Republic.[4] He wis a member o the Artaxiad Ryal Hoose. Unner his reign, the Armenie kinrick expanded yont its tradeetional boondaries, allaein Tigranes tae claim the teetle Great Keeng, an involvin Armenie in mony battles against opponents such as the Parthian an Seleucid empires, an the Roman Republic.

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  1. Gurzadyan, V. G.; Vardanyan, R. (August 2004). "Halley's comet of 87 BC on the coins of Armenian king Tigranes?". Astronomy & Geophysics. 45 (4). doi:10.1046/j.1468-4004.2003.45406.x. 
  2. Wastren Armenie pronunciation: Dikran Medz
  3. Ubbo Emmius (1620). Appendix Genealogica: illustrando operi chronologico adjecta. Excudebat Ioannes Sassivs. p. D5. 
  4. Manaseryan, Ruben (2007). Տիգրան Մեծ՝ Հայկական Պայքարը Հռոմի և Պարթևաստանի Դեմ, մ.թ.ա. 94–64 թթ. [Tigran the Great: The Armenian Struggle Against Rome and Parthia, 94–64 B.C.] (in Armenie). Yerevan: Lusakan Publishing. p. needed.