Category «People»

Komitas – Armenian Composer, Singer, Scientist

Komitas - Armenian Composer, Singer, Scientist

Komitas (born Soghomon Soghomonian, October 8, 1869 – October 22, 1935) was an Armenian composer, scientist, singer, choral conductor, and public figure. Komitas’s father was Kevork Soghomonian, a shoemaker who loved music, composed songs, and had a beautiful voice. The composer’s mother Taguhi was a carpet weaver and also possessed bright musical abilities. Komitas’s childhood …

Medieval Armenian Philosopher Hovhannes Imastasser

Medieval Armenian Philosopher

One of the greatest medieval Armenian philosophers, scientists, theologians, poets, mathematicians, cosmologists, and a successor of the traditions of Aristotle was Hovhannes Imastasser (Hovhannes Sarkavag, 1047-1129). Little is known about his biography. The information that we have comes from a manuscript biography rewritten in 1375. The author of this manuscript, apparently, lived in the middle …

Armenian Philosophers of the Early Medieval Period

Armenian Philosophers of the Early Medieval Period

Among the most renowned medieval Armenian philosophers is Yeznik Koghbatsi (5th century). Koghbatsi, a representative of apologetics, was a student of Mesrop Mashtots, the creator of the Armenian national writing system. Together with him, he translated the Bible and many philosophical works into Armenian. Koghbatsi was educated in the Byzantine Empire. He knew Syriac, Greek, …

Highest Degree of Diligence, the Main Trait of Armenians – US Congresswoman Anna Eshoo

Highest Degree of Diligence, the Main Trait of Armenians

“The highest degree of diligence is one of the distinguishing features of the Armenian people,” said US congresswoman from California Anna Eshoo in an interview with the Voice of America radio station. Eshoo considers the combination of her mother’s Armenian and father’s Chaldean ancestry a wonderful unity. She recalled that her constituency is the most …

I Look at the World in Armenian – William Saroyan

I Look at the World in Armenian

“I do not write in Armenian, but I look at the world in Armenian.” These are the words of famous William Saroyan, American prose writer and playwright of Armenian descent. The writer was born on August 31, 1908, in the city of Fresno (California) into a poor family of Armenian immigrants. Having started his career …

Anti-Armenian Racism in Azerbaijan is Felt Constantly – Michel Onfray

Anti-Armenian Racism in Azerbaijan is Felt Constantly

“In Azerbaijan, anti-Armenian racism is felt constantly – hysterical, reckless, passionate, and dangerous,” said French philosopher and prose writer Michel Onfray in an interview with the French-Armenian magazine “Nouvelles d’Arménie.” The philosopher visited Azerbaijan at the invitation of his friend, a composer of modern music Pierre Thilloy. Regarding the impressions of this trip, Onfray said …