Rubenids

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Rubenids
Ռուբինեաններ
Rubenids dynasty flag
Country Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia
Parent house Bagratuni Dynasty
Titles
Founded 1080
Founder Ruben I
Final ruler Isabella I
Dissolution 1252
Ethnicity Armenian
Cadet branches Hethumids

The Rubenids (Armenian: Ռուբինեաններ) or Roupenids were an Armenian dynasty who dominated parts of Cilicia, and who established the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia. The dynasty takes its name from its ancestor, the Armenian prince Ruben I. The Rubenids were princes, later kings, of Cilicia from around 1080 until they were surpassed by the Hethumids in the mid-thirteenth century.

The new Armenian state established very close relations with European countries and played a very important role during the Crusades, providing the Christian armies a safe haven and provisions on their way towards Jerusalem. Intermarriage with European crusading families was common, and European religious, political, and cultural influence was strong.

Rubenid Princes of Armenia[edit]

Rubenid Kings of Armenia[edit]

References[edit]

  • Boase, T. S. R. (1978). The Cilician Kingdom of Armenia. Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press. ISBN 0-7073-0145-9.