History

History2018-11-30T17:22:02+00:00

The historical roots of Armenis extend from the time of the Dacians and continue through the Roman rule, the Austro-Turkish wars and the resistance struggle during communism. The wealth of archaeological discoveries has fueled the villagers’ taste for legends and myths that crown the area with mystery and guide us to the distant past.

The Armenis Commune is one of the oldest Romanian settlements, although written traces were found only in the 15th century, when it was named Armaenisch, as property of the Fiat family.

The story of this settlement begins in 1428, when on the current site of the Old Village we find Macskasy’s introduction as a delegate of King Sigismund, John the son of Bogdan of Armenis.

Under the Ottoman domination (1522-1718) because of the feudal relations and the struggles between the Turks and the Austrians for the domination of these lands, the process of social-economic development was greatly slowed down. After the peace of Pasarovitz (1718), the Banat region will come under Habsburg rule as an autonomous province.

At the Austro-Turkish wars of 1716-1718, 1737-1739 and 1788-1791, the Armenian inhabitants took part. The war of 1736-1739 ended with the peace in Belgrade, whereby the boundary between the two empires on the Cerna River was decided.

By the Imperial Patriarchate of December 3, 1848, “Serbian Vojvodina and Timis Banat” is declared an administrative unit governed by Austria, independent of Hungary, maintained until 1860 when the Banat was annexed to Hungary.
After the Peace Conference in Paris in January 1918, the Banat was incorporated into the Romanian State.
In the two World Wars, not a significant number of Armenian inhabitants were enrolled.

On November 12, 1918, the “national assembly of the Romanian people” took place in Armenis, in the commune where the National Romanian National Council and the Local Romanian National Guard were established.

In 1968 Caraş-Severin County was re-established, to which it still belongs today.
The installation of the communist regime in Romania was not gladly received, Armenis, as all the villages in the Banat Mountain, take part in the resistance struggle in the mountains. The attitude and dignity of these people made the Communist administration more preoccupied with the decisions to implement the new ideology. Also helped by the poorly accessible common relief was not collectivized.

Patriotism and love of nation are found today, profoundly sealed in the Armenian being.