|Smbat VII BAGRATUNI Sempad of Armenia
Smbat VII BAGRATUNI Sempad of Armenia
- Born: Abt 735
- Died: 15 Apr 775, Battle of Bagrevand
Kirakos Ganjaketsi's History of Armenia records that "Smbat" succeeded as marzpan of Armenia after the death of "Ashot Bagratuni" and ruled for 22 years, but does not mention any family relationship between them. According to Garsoïan, Smbat was the son of Ashot "the Blind"... He was appointed sparapet in Armenia in 753. He joined the Armenian rebellion of 774 against Arab domination, but was defeated and killed in battle by Arab forces on the banks of the Euphrates river.
Smbat married Unnamed Princess of the Mamikonids, daughter of Prince Samuel II MAMIKONIAN of Taraun and Unknown. (Unnamed Princess of the Mamikonids was born about 740.)