Avetik Isahakyan

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Birthday
30, 1875
Birthplace
Armenia
Death Date
Oct 17, 1957 (81)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
30, 1875
Birthplace
Armenia
Death Date
Oct 17, 1957 (81)

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Armenian poet, activist, and writer known for his articles on the Armenian Genocide and for his superb lyric poetry. His best-known works include The Songs of Haiduks, To my Motherland, Abu-Lala Mahari, and Our historians and Our Minstrels.

Before Fame

He studied at the Kevorkian Seminary and the University of Leipzig and was imprisoned twice -- in 1896 and 1908 -- for his political activities.

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His face can be found on the 10,000 dram bill in Armenia.

Family Life

He was born in Alexandropol, Erivan Governorate, in what was then the Russian Empire.

Associated With

He was lauded by Russian poet Alexander Blok.

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