Day archives: February 25th, 2019

Filaret Varazhnuni – “King of Armenians and Greeks”

Filaret Varazhnuni – “King of Armenians and Greeks”

Filaret (Pilarthos) Varazhnuni (1072-1090) originated from the Varazhnuni Nakharar family (Nakharar is an Armenian hereditary title of the highest order) stationed in Vaspurakan Province of Armenia. According to 5th-century Armenian historian Movses Khorenatsi, the ancestor of the clan was Varazh who was appointed by King Artashes to the post of the royal trapper. 7th-century Armenian …