Years of birth and death unknown. Armenian historian of the fifth century A.D.
Parbetsi’s History in three books concerns events in Armenia after its partition in 387 and includes a description of the uprisings of the Armenian people (led by Vardan Mamikonian [in 450–451] and by Vahan Mamikonian [481–484]) against Iranian sovereignty. Parbetsi’s work is imbued with a consciousness of the unity of political interests of Armenia, Georgia, and Caucasian Albania in their struggle against Iran. A letter from Parbetsi to Vahan Mamikonian has been preserved.