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Artaxias I, King of Iberia

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  • Name Artaxias I  
    Suffix King of Iberia 
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
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      +Artaxias I«/b», of the «u»Artaxiad dynasty «/u», was a king of «u»Iberia «/u» (modern-day «u»Georgia «/u») from 90 to 78 BC. He is known exclusively from the medieval Georgian chronicles which gives his name as «b»Arshak«/b» («u»Georgian «/u»: «u»[1]
      A son of the «u»king of Armenia «/u», purportedly of «u»Artavasdes I «/u» (r. c. 161-post 123 BC), he is reported to have been installed following the nobles' revolt against the Iberian king «u»P'arnajom «/u» of the «u»Pharnabazid dynasty «/u». The rebels justified their choice by emphasizing that he was married to a Pharnabazid princess, probably a sister of P'arnajom. The account of his reign is remarkably short, stating only that his reign was without any major trouble and that he further fortified the city of «u»Tsunda «/u» in «u»Javakheti «/u».«u»[2]

      «u»1. ^«/u»«/b» «u»Toumanoff, Cyril «/u». Chronology of the Early Kings of Iberia. «i»Traditio«/i» 25 (1969), pp. 10-11.

      «u»«b»2. ^«/u»«/b» Rapp, Stephen H. (2003), «i»Studies In Medieval Georgian Historiography: Early Texts And Eurasian Contexts«/i», p. 282. Peeters Bvba «u»ISBN 90-429-1318-5 «/u».
    Person ID I60748  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 

    Father Artavasdes I, King of Armenia,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F551617126  Group Sheet

     1. Artaces (Artog/Artak) I, King of Iberia,   bur. 0063 B.C.
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F551617127  Group Sheet