David Anhaght

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David the Invicible
David Anhaght.jpg
Definition of Philosophy, ca. 1280 (Matenadaran, Ms. 1746)
Born 5th century AD
Died 5th century AD
Era Ancient philosophy
Region Western Philosophy
School Neoplatonic school

David Anhaght (Armenian: Դավիթ Անհաղթ), translated as David the Invincible, was an Armenian philosopher of the 5th century. He is best known as the author of several works including Definition of Philosophy and Exegesis of Aristotle. He was the member of Neoplatonic school and the founder of a non-religious branch of Medieval Armenian philosophy.

David the Invincible worked out of Alexandria, Egypt and was highly interested and gave courses of Aristotle's Physics.[1]

The David Anhaght medal, the highest ranking medal granted by the Armenian Academy of Philosophy is named after him.[2]


The statue of David Anhaght in Yerevan

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  1. ^ Barnes, textes réunis et édites par Valentina Calzolari et Jonathan (2009). L'œuvre de David l'Invincible et la transmission de la pensée grecque dans la tradition arménienne et syriaque. Leiden: Brill. ISBN 9789004160477. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Grand Medal of David the Invincible". International Progress Organization.