|Khosrau (Chrosroe, Khusraw, Khosrov) III "Godag" ARSHAKUNI King of Armenia (330-38)
Khosrau (Chrosroe, Khusraw, Khosrov) III "Godag" ARSHAKUNI King of Armenia (330-38)
- Born: Abt 295
- Died: 338-339
He was a man of short stature, thus his name. He founded the city of Dvin which later became the Armenian capital.
During his reign, two generals, Vatche Mamikonian and Vahan Amatuni, distinguished themselves for their valor in battle, often coming to help the king. During these years, pro-Sassanid and anti-Mamikonian sentiment grew in Armenia and so did anti-Roman sentiment. Pro-Sassanid groups gained popularity so much so that they were successful in assassinating Catholicos St. Aristaces I, son of Gregory the Illuminator.
Shapur II, Sassanid king of the Persians, invaded Armenia twice and did gain some territory. Vatche Mamikonian was killed in those battles and was later named a saint by the Armenian Apostolic Church for his sacrifice.