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Khachatur Abovian

1805 - 1848

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Khachatur Abovian (Armenian: Խաչատուր Աբովյան, romanized: Khach’atur Abovyan; October 15 [O.S. October 3] 1809 – April 14 [O.S. April 2] 1848 (disappeared)) was an Armenian polymath, educator, scientist, writer, poet and an advocate of modernization. He mysteriously vanished in 1848 and was eventually presumed dead. Reputed as the father of modern Armenian literature, he is best remembered for his novel Wounds of Armenia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Khachatur Abovian has received more than 156,094 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Khachatur Abovian is the 1,046th most popular writer (up from 1,071st in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Armenia (up from 13th in 2019) and the most popular Armenian Writer.

Khachatur Abovian is most famous for his work, "Wounds of Armenia."

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Among writers, Khachatur Abovian ranks 1,046 out of 5,755Before him are Robert Merle, Al-Mutanabbi, Bulat Okudzhava, Sonia Rykiel, Ellen Key, and Bharata Muni. After him are Robert de Montesquiou, Natalie Clifford Barney, D. T. Suzuki, Meša Selimović, N. F. S. Grundtvig, and Ernst Barlach.

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Among people born in 1805, Khachatur Abovian ranks 16Before him are Louis Auguste Blanqui, Maria Anna of Bavaria, Franz Xaver Winterhalter, Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, Marie d'Agoult, and Robert FitzRoy. After him are Adalbert Stifter, Ewelina Hańska, Shirali Muslimov, Cochise, Thomas Graham, and 9th Dalai Lama. Among people deceased in 1848, Khachatur Abovian ranks 16Before him are Caroline Herschel, William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, María Isabella of Spain, Nicolas Oudinot, Vissarion Belinsky, and Louis II, Grand Duke of Hesse. After him are Mohammad Shah Qajar, Thomas Cole, Joseph Mohr, Archduchess Maria Leopoldine of Austria-Este, Robert Darwin, and Annette von Droste-Hülshoff.

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In Armenia

Among people born in Armenia, Khachatur Abovian ranks 12 out of 147Before him are Artem Mikoyan (1905), Tiridates III of Armenia (255), Armen Sarkissian (1953), Hayk (410), Najm ad-Din Ayyub (1100), and Shirkuh (1100). After him are Ashot I of Armenia (820), Vardan Mamikonian (388), Vologases V (130), Hovhannes Tumanyan (1869), Servatius of Tongeren (400), and Djivan Gasparyan (1928).

Among WRITERS In Armenia

Among writers born in Armenia, Khachatur Abovian ranks 1After him are Hovhannes Tumanyan (1869), Silva Kaputikyan (1919), Avetik Isahakyan (1875), Hovhannes Shiraz (1914), Paruyr Sevak (1924), Shushanik Kurghinian (1876), Axel Bakunts (1899), Hamo Sahyan (1914), Gevorg Emin (1919), Mariam Petrosyan (1969), and Sipan Shiraz (1967).