Tiridates III of Armenia

King of Armenia and Saint

Tiridates III (or Trdat III) was the king of Armenia (286-330), and was also known as Tiridates the Great. (Some scholars may be wrong because they call him as Trdat IV as a result of the fact that Tiridates I of Armenia reigned twice.) In 301, Tiridates made Christianity as the sole religion in Armenia, making Armenia the first Christian state in the world.

Tiridates III of Armenia
King of Armenia
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FatherChosroes I of Armenia


  • Translated from the Armenian: Mihran Kurdoghlian, Badmoutioun Hayots, A. hador [Armenian History, volume I], Athens, Greece, 1994, pg. 96-105.
  • The Library of Congress - Armenia - A Country Study
  • Yuri Babayan - Tiridates the Great