Ashot Msaker

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Ashot Msaker (Armenian: Աշոտ Մսակեր; Ashot the Meat Eater,[1][2]also known as Ashot the Carnivorous; d. AD 826) was an Armenian prince from the Bagratid family. He ruled during the years of waning influence of Arab rule in Armenia.

Upon his death in 826, Ashot bequeathed his land to two of his sons: the eldest, Bagarat Bagratuni received Taron and Sasun and inherited the prestigious title of ishkhan ishkhanats, or prince of princes, whereas his brother, Smbat the Confessor, became the sparapet of Sper and Tayk.

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  1. ^ (Armenian) Գավառ քաղաքի Պատմությունը Retrieved on 18-01-2010
  2. ^ Ashot reputedly received this title for his refusal to refrain from eating meat during Lent.