Hakob Hakobian (poet)

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Hakob Hakobian
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Hakob Hakobian
Born May 29, 1866
Died (1937-11-13) November 13, 1937 (age 79)
Nationality Armenian
Occupation poet
Known for Founder of Armenian proletarian poetry

Hakob Hakobian (Armenian: Հակոբ Հակոբյան; often transliterated from Russian as Akop Akopian, 29 May, 1866 in Elisavetpol - November 13, 1937 in Tbilisi), 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 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)