Kerope Patkanov

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Kerope Petrovich Patkanov (Patkanjan) (1833–1889) was an Armenian scientist-orientalist, professor of Saint Petersburg University; in 1863 he obtained the master degree for his eastern literature study ("The History of Sassanid Dynasty according to Armenian Sources"); in 1864 he obtained the doctor degree in literature for "The Study of the Composition in the Armenian language".


  • «Catalogique de la litterature armenienne depuis le commencement du V jusqu'a XVI siècle» (St.Petersburg, 1859);
  • The first Russian translation of Movses Kagankatvatsi, the Armenian writer of the 10th century,- "The History of Aluank",- with scientific notes and research (St. Petersburg, 1861)
  • "Several Words About the Adverbs of Transcaucasian Gipsies" (1886)
  • For the "Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary" (1861–1863) he penned a number of articles on geography and history.


  • N. O. Emin, "Professor Patkanov as Orientalist" (Saint Petersburg, 1874); Obituary in "The Historical Herald" (1889, № 6).