Constantine_I,_Prince_of_Armenia

Constantine I, Prince of Armenia

Constantine I (Կոստանդին Ա, Western Armenian transliteration: Gosdantin or Kostantine; died January 24 1102) succeeded his father Roupen I as Prince of Armenian Cilicia in 1095.

He began his reign by capturing the castle of Vahka on the upper Seyhoun River, allowing him to tax goods traveling from Ayas to the interior. Throughout his reign, he continued to expand his control over Cilicia. Upon the arrival of the First Crusade, he supplied the Crusaders with provisions and other aid, and was rewarded with the titles of Count and Baron. He had four children:

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