|Smbat I "the Martyr" BAGRATUNI King of Armenia (890-914)
Smbat I "the Martyr" BAGRATUNI King of Armenia (890-914)
- Born: Abt 845
- Died: 914, Duin
Also called Sumbat tiezerakali.
He succeeded his father and ruled twenty-four years. King of Armenia in Transcaucasia, between 890 and 914.
He lost Duin to Afshin, the governor of Azerbaijan, in 894. He lost Taron to the emir of Amida (Diyarbakir) and Arzn in 895. He lost Kars, along with his queen, it's other noble women, and it's treasure, to Afshin in 897....
He was attacked by Yusuf and Gagik, King of Vaspurakan, in 910. He was taken prisoner by the Saracen military commander Bulkasim and tortured "for one full year" in 913. He died in 914 in Duin. He was strangled, and then hanged on wood so that he shared the death and Cross of Christ, crucified.