Samuel Anetsi

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Samuel Anetsi also Samuel of Ani[1] was an Armenian historian and priest of the 12th century.[2] Samuel is known for his writing of history and chronicles a book where he is the first author to use the Armenian Chronology. Samuel was also a disciple of Hovhannes Imastaser. According to the Penny Cyclopaedia, 'Samuel of Ani wrote a concise but accurate chronological work, extending from Adam to the pontificate of Gregory Vikayaser.'.[3]

Samuel was born in Ani, the ancient capital of Armenia.