Manuk Abeghian

Manuk Abeghian (Armenian: Մանուկ Աբեղյան, Armenian pronunciation: [manuk abɛʁjan], alternatively Manouk Abeghian, or Manuk Abeghyan, March 15, 1865, Astapat, Russian Empire – September 26, 1944) was a scholar of Armenian literature and folklore.

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Abeghian was born in 1865 in Astapat, Nakhichevansky Uyezd in the Caucasus Viceroyalty of the Russian Empire He began teaching at Yerevan State University in 1923, then in the Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic, during the first years that the University was open. He was a member of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences.

He is the author of a comprehensive history of Armenian literature, the Russian translation of which is entitled, Istoriya drevnearmyanskoi literatury, and of a volume on Armenian folklore, the German translation of which is entitled, Der Armenische Volksglaube.

The Literature Institute of Armenia is named in honor of Abeghian. He is also pictured on an Armenian postage stamp in the "Contribution of Armenians to 20th Century Culture" series.

Manuk Abeghian is buried at Tokhmakh cemetery in Yerevan, Armenia.[1]


  1. ^ "The memorial of Abeghyan Manuk (Մանուկ Աբեղյան) buried at Yerevan's Tokhmakh cemetery".
  • The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979).

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