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Ashot IV Msaker, Prince of Armenia

Male - 826


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  • Name Ashot IV Msaker   [1
    Suffix Prince of Armenia 
    Gender Male 
    Died 826  [2
    Person ID I383  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of Barbara Hagan, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father Smbat VII Bagratuni, Prince of Armenia,   d. 25 Apr 775 
    Mother (Unknown sister or daughter of Samuel Mamikonian) 
    Family ID F269  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
    +1. Bagrat Bagratuni,   d. 852
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F178  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Prince of Armenia.

      Also called Ashot Masker, meaning "meat-eater," reputedly for his refusal to refrain from eating meat during Lent.

      "[A]n Armenian prince from the Bagratid family. A fugitive from the failed uprising in 775 against Arab rule in Armenia, where his father was killed, over the next decades he gradually expanded his domains and established a predominant role for himself in the country's affairs, becoming recognized by the Abbasid Caliphate as presiding prince of Armenia from 806 until his death in 826." [Wikipedia]

  • Sources 
    1. [S379] "[Eirene?], First Wife of Emperor Isaakios II Angelos, Is a Probable Tornikina and Gateway to Antiquity," by Don C. Stone and Charles R. Owens. Foundations, journal of the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, volume 3, number 5, 2011.

    2. [S160] Wikipedia.