- Ruben I, Prince of Armenia
name =Roupen I
successor =Gosdantin I
Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia|
Ruben I (also
transliterated"Rupen" or "Roupen" in Western Armenianfrom _hy. Ռուբեն Ա; 1025–1095) was the founder of the Kingdom of Cilician Armenia. Initially lord of Gobidarand Goromosol, he declared independence when he launched a rebellion against the Byzantine Empirein 1080 and seized the fortress of Partzerpert. Born in Armenia, Ruben was likely a member of the Bagratuni Dynastythat had ruled in Cilicia after the fall of Ani in 1045. He was related to, maybe a son of Gagik II, the last King of Ani.
Ruben died in 1095 and was buried at the monastery of
Castalon. His son Constantine I of Armeniasucceeded him.
*Ghazarian, Jacob, (2000), "The Armenian Kingdom in Cilicia During the Crusades", Routledge Curzon.
* [http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Gazetteer/Places/Asia/Armenia/_Texts/KURARM/27*.html The Barony of Cilician Armenia] (Kurkjian's History of Armenia, Ch. 27)
* [http://genealogy.euweb.cz/crus/armenia1.html The Rupenids]
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