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Tigranes II
King of Armenia
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Tigranes the Great on a coin
Reign 95 BCE–55 BCE
Predecessor Tigranes I
Successor Artavasdes II
Wife Cleopatra
Royal House Artaxiad
Father Artavasdes 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.

Maps of the Armenian Empire of Tigranes
Early Armenian Empire of Tigranes

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