The origin of Bagratuni/Bagrationi family is lost in the darkness of time. Early Georgian historians describe its descent from Vakhtang I Gorgasal, King of Iberia in 446-502, through his great grandson Gurgen I, whose royal title was acknowledged by the Emperor Justinian I in 575. According to Price Toumanoff, first Bagratid prince was chronicled as early as 314 AD. Certain history of the family begins only in the 8th century.
Bagrations in Armenia
Last updated 15th August 2003