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Originally appearing in Volume V26, Page 1010 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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TIRIDATES III., grandson of Phraates IV., lived as a hostage in Rome and was educated there. When the Parthians rebelled against Artabanus II. in A.D. 35 they applied for a king to Tiberius, who sent Tiridates. With the assistance of L. Vitellius Tiridates entered Seleucia, but could not maintain himself long (Tacitus, Ann. vi. 32 sqq.; Dio Cass. lviii. 26). The name Tiridates is also borne by some local kings of Persis, and by some Arsacid kings of Armenia and Georgia. The best known of the Armenian kings is the TIRIDATES (A.D. 238—314)who was baptized by Gregory the Illuminator (see ARMENIAN CHURCH). (ED. M.) TIRLEMONT (Flemish Thienen), a town of Belgium in the province of Brabant, 11 m. S.E. of Louvain. Pop. (1904), 18,340. It still preserves its enceinte, 6 m. in circumference. The principal church, Notre Dame du Lac, begun in the 12th and enlarged in the 15th centuries, is still unfinished. The church of St Germain also dates from the 12th century, and contains a fine altar-piece by Wappers. John Bolland, the Jesuit who began the collection of the Acta sanctorum, was born here in 1596. The principal industries are brewing, soap manufacture and tanning.
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