Perch Proshian

Perch Proshian (Armenian: Պերճ Պռոշյան, Hovhannes Ter-Arakelian, 15 June [O.S. 3 June] 1837, Ashtarak – 23 November 1907, Baku) was an Armenian writer.[1]

Perch Proshian
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Native name
Պերճ Պռոշյան
BornHovhannes Ter-Arakelian
(1837-06-15)15 June 1837
Ashtarak, Erivan Governorate, Russian Empire (present-day Ashtarak, Armenia)
Died23 November 1907(1907-11-23) (aged 70)
Baku, Baku Governorate, Russian Empire
Resting placeArmenian Pantheon of Tbilisi
EducationNersisyan School
Literary movementnational-democratic


Perch Proshyan on 2012 Armenian stamp

Proshian was born in a tailor's family in Ashtarak. His education included parish school (1849–52) and a short time in the palatial school of Yerevan. In 1856 he finished the Nersisyan School of Tbilisi, where he formed his national-democratic views. After completing one year of education in Tbilisi's palatial school, Proshian came back to Ashtarak in 1857 and was appointed an inspector of the parish school.

In 1859, Proshian went to Tbilisi, where he taught at the Nersisyan School. From 1879 to 1881 had worked in Ejmiatsin as teachers' inspector. In 1887 had returned to Tbilisi. He died in Baku and was buried in the Armenian Pantheon of Tbilisi.


The Museum of Pertch Proshian was founded in 1948, in Ashtarak on the base of his father's house. Today in the museum are more than 2,000 exhibitions. The museum was restored in 2008.[2]

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  1. ^ Прошян Перч in the Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 1969–1978 (in Russian)
  2. ^ Ողջունում ենք Ձեր մուտքը մեր կայք Archived 20 August 2011 at Charents Museum of Literature and Arts