Day archives: October 12th, 2018

Sparapet Vardan Mamikonyan

Sparapet Vardan Mamikonyan

Vardan Mamikonyan (ca. 380 – 26 May, 451) was an outstanding medieval Armenian sparapet (commander-in-chief), prince, and a hero of the religious-national struggle of Armenians of the 5th century. He raised the Armenian people to the defense of their Christian faith from persecution by the Zoroastrian Iranian Sassanids in the Battle of Avarayr on May …