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Avetik Isahakyan

Avetik Isahakyan

1875-1957

Avetik Sahak Isahakyan (alternate spelling: Avedik Issahakian) – famous Armenian poet, writer, academician, member of the Armenian Academy of Sciences and a prominent public figure. Born October 19 (31), 1875, in Kazarapat, near Alexandropol (present day Giumri), Armenia.

Isahakyan began his formal education at St. Etchmiadzin Gevorgyan seminary (1889-92). In 1893 he attended classes at Leipzig University as a non-matriculated student. He started his literary as well as political careers in his early youth. Upon his return from Leipzig in 1895 he entered the ranks of the newly established Alexandropol committee of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation; through his activities supported armed groups and financial aid sent to the Western Armenia from Alexandropol. He was arrested in 1896 and spent a year in Yerevan’s prison.

Biography

Poetry

The Fatherland (translated by Alice Stone Blackwell )

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Armenian Poems translated by A. S. Blackwell

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