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Biography 1 

 

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____  1. 

Artashes I 

a. 

a victim of the Armenian Genocide, established the 



"Mehian" literary group and magazine 

____  2. 

Trdat the Architect 

b. 


the consructor of the Mother Cathedral of Ani  

____  3. 

Daniel Varoujan 

c. 


the founder of Artashesian dynasty, he succeeded in 

unifying the Armenian lands and people into one 

Armenian-speaking state. 

____  4. 

St. Nerses the Great 

d. 


author of the Prayer Book Narek or Speaking With God 

from the Depths of The Heart 

____  5. 

St. Gregory of Narek 

e. 

the great-grandson of St. Gregory the Illuminator, he 



gathered the first council of the Armenian Church in 

Ashtishat to pass canons about family life, public, 

welfare... 

 

 



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____ 6.  Ashot 

II 

(Yerkat) 



Bagratuni 

a.  author of Wounds of Armenia (Verk Hayasdani), 

mysteriously disappeared in 1848 

____ 7.  Komitas 

Catholicos 

(Aghtetsi) 

b.  he reestablished Armenian independence after 200 years 

of Arab rule and founded the Armenian Kingdom 

____  8. 

David of Sassoon 

c. 

the son of Armenian immigrants in Fresno, author of the 



stories "The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze", In the 

Time of Your Life 

____  9. 

William Saroyan 

d.  the Armenian national epic, took shape in the 10th century, 

during one of the peaceful lulls in Armenian history 

____  10.  Khachatur Abovyan 

e. 


he attended the Council of Ctesiphon organized by the 

Persians, the people earning him the name Builder 

 

 

 



 

Biography 2 

 

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____  1. 

Israel Ori 

a. 

(Hakob Melik-Hakobian,) Armenian author and poet 



____  2. 

Toros Roslin 

b. 

Leader of national liberation (17-18centuries), brought 



Armenia’s independence to the attention of international 

powers 


____  3. 

Raffi 


c. 

Poet, a victim of Stalinist purges in 1937, at the age of 40 

____  4. 

King Trdat 

d. 

The greatest of medieval Armenian manuscript painters, 



working in the heyday of the Cilician Kingdom of Armenia 

____  5. 

Yeghishe Charents 

e. 


The first Armenian king who saw the light and accepted 

Christianity, helped build Holy Etchmiadzin 

 

 

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____  6. 

Hetum I 


a. 

King Trdat’s sister, side by side with Trdat’s wife, Queen 

Ashkhen, they worked to build the first Cathedral, 

Etchmiadzin 

____  7. 

St. Khosrovitookht 

b. 

First a soldier, then a priest and scribe in the royal court, the 



founder of Armenian Alphabet, with Catholicos St. Sahag 

____  8. 

St. Gregory of Tatev 

c. 


Leader of national liberation, led the Armenians of Artsakh 

and Zangezur in civilian self-defense against Persian and 

Ottoman oppression 

____  9. 

Mesrob Mashdotz 

d. 


King of the Cilician Armenian Kingdom, balancing the 

Crusaders with a policy of alliance and friendship with the 

Mongol leaders 

____  10.  Davit Bek 

e. 

A scholar and teacher, whose rich legacy of theological 



works, such as the Book of Questions 

 

 



 

Biography 3 

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____ 1.  Khrimian 

Hayrig 

a.  Musician, poet, sang and played the kamanche, he 



performed in the court Heraclius of Georgia 

____ 2.  Tigran 

the 

Great 


b.  Playwright, 

satirist. His most famous work is Medzabadiv 

Mouratsganner ("Honorable Beggars") 

____  3. 

Sayat Nova 

c. 


A prolific 20th Century American composer, pioneer of 

East-West fusion, mixing Armenian and other Eastern 

themes into his music. 

____  4. 

Alan Hovhaness 

d.  Catholicos, Patriarch of Constantinople, the author of  “iron 

ladle” sermon, on Armenians’ right to self-defense 

____  5. 

Hagop Baronian 

e. 


Ruler of the largest Armenian state.   Remembered as a 

tolerant king.   

 

 

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____  6. 

Mkhitar Gosh 

a.  Prince of the novella, a member of the Ittihad Party and of 

the Turkish Parliament, one of the 250 intellectuals of 

Constantinople to perish on April 24, 1915 

____ 7.  Hovhannes 

Ayvazovsky 

b.  The second of Jesus’ apostles to travel to Armenia to 

preach and evangelize, in the mid-1st century.  He is also 

known as Nathanael 

____ 8.  Krikor 

Zohrab 


c.  Painter, he is best known for his seascapes, "The sea is my 

life," he wrote 

____  9. 

St. Bartholomew 

d.  Catholicos, led the Armenian Church in the difficult time 

right after the Arab invasion of Armenia. The compiler of 

the first Canon Book of the Armenian Church 

____  10.  St. John of Odzun 

e. 

Armenian legal scholar, fabulist, teacher and political 



adviser, the compiler of a ground-breaking Law Code 

 

 



 

Biography 4 

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____  1. 

St. Movses Khorenatsi  a. 

The Poet of All Armenians, his works are "Kach-Nazar", "David 

of Sassoon", "Parvana", "Anoush". 

____  2. 

St. Nerses Shnorhali 

b. 


Vostanik Manoog Adoyan, painter, a genocide survivor. 

____ 3.  Hovhannes 

Toumanian 

c. 


The Father of Armenian History, was a student of Sts. Sahag 

and Mesrob. His History of Armenia told the story of Armenia 

from its origins through his day, collecting and synthesizing 

Armenia's rich oral traditions and ballads into a historical 

narrative that has guided Armenian people through the 

centuries. 

____  4. 

Arshile Gorky 

d. 

The founder of Armenian Cilician state (1080) 



____  5. 

Ruben I 


e. 

Catholicos(1101-1173), he revised and recompiled the 

Armenian Book of Hours and wrote many of the key hymns 

and chants of our daily prayer services 

 

 

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____  6. 

Martiros Saryan 

a.  A writer and national leader, his advocacy on behalf of the 

Armenian people led to his arrest and imprisonment in St. 

Petersburg by the Tsarist government in 1862. 

____  7. 

Aram Khachaturian 

b.  St. Sahag’s grandson, he stood up for the Christian faith of 

his fathers. Tensions came to a tragic end at a battle on the 

field of Avarayr 

____  8. 

Mikayel Nalbandian 

c. 

Painter (20 century), captured the rich earthen colors of the 



Armenian landscape under the powerful Armenian sun. 

____ 9.  St. 

Thaddeus 

or 


Tateos 

d.  One of Jesus’ 12 disciples, he was invested with the gift of 

language by the Holy Spirit on Pentecost and traveled to 

Armenia 


____ 10. St. 

Vartan 


Mamikonian 

e. 


Armenian classical composer. His best known works are 

Spartak (Spartacus) and Gayane, the latter featuring the 

now ubiquitous Sabre Dance. 

 

 



Biography 5 

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____  1. 

Komitas Vardapet 

a. 


Daughter of the Armenian King Sanatrook, She converted to 

Christianity and when her father discovered what he 

considered her treachery, he threw her into prison. 

____ 2.  Paruyr 

Sevak 

(Ghazaryan) 



b. 

Churchman, musician, (Soghomon Soghomonian). His 

polyphonic rendering of the Armenian Divine Liturgy is one 

of the two basic settings in use in Armenian churches world-

wide. 

____  3. 



St. Santookht 

c. 


Patron saint of Armenia, The first Catholicos of the Armenian 

Church, he is the true founder of Armenian Christianity. 

____  4. 

St. Gregory, the 

Illuminator or 

Enlightener 

d. 

Poet, murdered by under suspicious circumstance at the 



age of 47. His poem in tribute of Komitas vardapet, Anlreli 

Zangakatun is a masterpiece of patriotic art. 



 

 

 



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