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 PARONYAN Hakob was born on November 19, 1843 in Adrianapolis. Armenian writer, satirist, publicist, journalist. He studied at the Arshakunyan Gymnasium in Adrianapolis. In 1863 Paronyan moved to Constantinople and was engaged in literary-journalistic work. He worked at the periodicals “Morning Pipe”, “Euphrates” (editor from 1871), from 1872 he was the editor of “Bee” journal. He was also a teacher. Paronyan’s first works were comedies “Servant of Two Masters” (1865, published in 1911) and “The Eastern Dentist” (1868). His satirical-publicistic articles on the Armenian national social, family, moral life of the 19th century, journalism and theatre were published in the periodicals “Bee”, “Theatre”, “Experience”, “Masis” (“Here, there”, “Alafranka”, “Prediction of the theatre”, “National diary”, “Pinches”, “A Tour in Polis Neighborhoods”, “The Notebook of Hoshos”). See more...