Ruben II, Prince of Armenia


Ruben II, Prince of Armenia

Roupen II (also transliterated "Rupen" or "Roupen" in Western Armenian from _hy. Ռուբեն Բ; c. 1165 – 1170) was prince of the Armenian Cilicia 1169–1170. He was the son of Thoros II of Armenia.

Upon his father's death, he was placed in the care of his first cousin, the Regent Thomas. His uncle Mleh entered the kingdom at the head of an army from Aleppo. Thomas fled to Antioch and left Ruben in the care of the Catholicos St. Nerses IV at Hromgla, who was murdered by agents of Mleh in 1169, and the young Ruben a year later.

Upon Ruben's death, Mleh became prince.

Bibliography

*cite book|last=Boase|first=T. S. R.|title=The Cilician Kingdom of Armenia|year=1978|publisher=Scottish Academic Press|location=Edinburgh|id=ISBN 0-7073-0145-9

External links

* [http://rbedrosian.com/cssint.htm Smbat Sparapet's Chronicle]


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