Asdvadzadur of Armenia

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Catholicos Asdvadzadur was the Catholicos of the Armenian Apostolic Church between 1715 and 1725.

As Catholicos, he secured an alliance with Christian Peter the Great of Russia for aid against the expansionist Muslim powers of the Ottoman Empire and Persia prior to the Russo-Persian War.

Tombstone of Astvadzadur I, Catholicos of All Armenians, at St. Hripsime church.

He is buried at St. Hripsime Church, Echmiadzin.

Preceded by
Alexander I of Armenia
Catholicoi of the Holy See of St. Echmiadzin and All Armenians
1715–1725
Succeeded by
Karapet II

Further reading[edit]

"The Armenian Rebellion of the 1720s and the Threat of Genocidal Reprisal", Armen Ayvazyan