Day archives: March 5th, 2019

In the Nooks of History – Levon VI Lusignan

In the Nooks of History - Levon VI Lusignan

On April 16, 1375, Mamelukes and Karamans captured the city of Sis, the capital of Armenian Cilicia. Among the prisoners were also King Levon VI Lusignan, members of his family, Catholicos Poghos, and numerous princes. Thus, 1375 is considered the year of the fall of the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia. After the fall of Sis, …

How an Ottoman Pasha Paid Tribute to Mkhitar Sparapet

How an Ottoman Pasha Paid Tribute to Mkhitar Sparapet

In 1728, David Bek died from a long illness in Halidzor. He died at home in the town of Kapan in Syunik Province in peacetime after serving as commander-in-chief of Armenia for six years. After his death, the Armenian military leaders chose Mkhitar Sparapet as commander-in-chief of the Armenian troops. In 1729, the Ottoman army …