22 November 1861|
Nakhichevanik, Elisabethpol Governorate, Russian Empire
|Died||1921 (aged 59–60)
Karakilisa, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union
(now Vanadzor, Armenia)
|Allegiance|| Russian Empire (1881–1917)
Republic of Armenia (1918–1920)
|Years of service||1881—1920|
|Commands held||3rd Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment
5th Karabakh Regiment
|Battles/wars||Armenian National Liberation Movement|
|Relations||Poghos Bek-Pirumyan (cousin)|
Daniel Bek-Pirumyan was born in 1861 in Nakhichevanik village of the Elisabethpol Governorate of the Russian Empire. He graduated from the public school in Shusha and started his military service in 1881 in Yerevan. In 1890, Pirumyan was promoted to the military rank of captain and in 1913, he became a colonel. During World War I, he fought in the Caucasus Front as a colonel in the Tsarist army. During this period, he was also the commander of the 3rd Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment in Western Armenia. In Erzurum, he captured the Turkish fort of Dalangez and then fought off the Turkish army trying to reclaim it. Of the 1,400 Russian and Armenian officers and soldiers defending the fort, 1,100 were killed and the survivors were injured. Nevertheless, eight assaults were repulsed by the fort and Dalangez was not given to the enemy.
- Order of Saint Stanislaus, 2nd class
- Order of Saint Stanislaus, 3rd class
- Order of St. Anna, 2nd class
- Order of St. Anna, 3rd class
- Order of St. Anna, 4th class
- Order of St. George, 3rd class
- Order of St. Vladimir, 3rd class
- Gold Sword for Bravery
In 2013, Yuri Pirumyan, the grandson of Bek-Pirumian, published a book about his grandfather's life titled Daniel Bek-Piroumyan life (Դանիել Բեկ-Փիրումյանի կյանքը). Pirumyan wrote the book while using archival data, noting that later historical publications contain many facts contradict each other, whereas his book contains documented historical facts. Shortly after the publication, Pirumyan met with President of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Bako Sahakyan, who welcomed him in his ancestor’s land, highlighting the necessity of maintaining firm ties with the homeland.
- Դանիել Բեկ-Փիրումյանի թոռը պապի կյանքի չբացահայտված դրվագների մասին գիրք է գրել (in Armenian). Yerkir Media. 11 June 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
- "Karanakh President meets grandson of Armenian hero". NEWS.am. 17 June 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2014.