Hidarnes II

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Hidarnes II Orontid
King of Armenia
Reign start of 5th century BC
Predecessor Hidarnes I
Successor Hidarnes III
House Armavir
Dynasty Orontid Dynasty

Hidarnes II Orontid (Armenian: Հիդարնես Բ Երվանդունի) was an Armenian King of the Orontid Dynasty who reigned at the start of the 5th century BC.

Hidarnes was the son of Hidarnes I and his successor. An epitaph was found on Armavir walls related to Hidarnes II choosing his wife. She must have perfect looks, slim body, white skin, beautiful neck, delicate nose, straight teeth. Hidarnes II had all these features and was trying to preserve the nobility of the dynasty.[1]


  1. ^ Khachatri︠a︡n, Aĭsh (2006). 141 Kings of the Armenians. Erevan: Amaras. ISBN 978-99930-1-192-7