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 ABOVYAN Khachatur was born on October 15, 1809 in the village of Kanaker (now a district in Yerevan) and disappeared on April 2 (14), 1848. Abovyan was a writer, pedagogue, folklorist-ethnographer, enlightener, the founder of the Armenian modern literature and pedagogy. 1819-22 he studied at Echmidzin monastic school and then 1824-26  at Nersisyan School of Tiflis, 1830-35 Abovyan studied at the University of Dorpat (now the University of Tartu), 1827-28 he taught at the monastic complex schools of Haghpat and Sanahin, 1829-30 he was the interpreter and secretary of the Catholicoi and synod in Echmiadzin. See more...