Hakob Hakobian (poet)

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Hakob Hakobian

Hakob Hakobian (1866, Elisavetpol - 1937, Tbilisi) (Armenian: Հակոբ Հակոբյան, often transliterated from Russian as Akop Akopian) was a Soviet Armenian poet, the founder of Armenian proletarian poetry. Communist party member from 1904. Awarded with the titles People's Poet of Armenia and People's Poet of Georgia.[1] He was considered as the "Armenian Maksim Gorky" by the Bolshevik press.[2]

Hakobian published his first book in 1899. He's the author of famous revolutionary poems that include "One more cut" (1905), "Revolution" (1905), "Died but didn't disappear" (1906), "Red waves" (1911), "Shir-Kanal" (1924) etc. Hakobian was appointed as the Bank's commissar of Soviet Georgia, he was a member of the government of Transcaucasian Federation.


  • Луначарский А. В., А. Акопян, в его кн.: Статьи о советской литературе, М. (in Russian), 1958;
  • Саркисян Г., А. Акопян, Ер., 1956.


  1. ^ Hakobian in Great Soviet Encyclopedia (in Russian)
  2. ^ газета "Путь правды", 13 сентября 1914 (in Russian)