Alexander Tamanian

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Birthday
4, 1878
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Feb 20, 1936 (57)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
4, 1878
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Feb 20, 1936 (57)

About

Neoclassical architect who transformed the small city of Yerevan into the modern capital of Armenia. He designed such Yerevan features as the hydroelectric station, the National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, and the Republic Square.

Before Fame

He graduated from St. Petersburg Academy of Arts in 1904. He designed V. P. Kochubei's mansion in Tsarskoye Selo in 1911 and Prince S. A. Scherbatov's house in Novinski Boulevard.

Trivia

He was a chairman on the Committee for the Protection of Historic Monuments in Armenia and had a part in restoring many of the country's landmarks.

Family Life

His father was a banker in Yekaterinodar. He married Camilla Edwards and their two sons, Gevorg and Yulius, also became architects.

Associated With

He died in Armenia, where boxer Arthur Abraham was born.