Hakob Meghapart

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Hakob Meghapart
Հակոբ Մեղապարտ
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Hakob Meghapart
Born 15th century
Died 16th century
Occupation printing
Ethnicity Armenian
Notable works Urbatagirk

Hakob Meghapart (Armenian: Հակոբ Մեղապարտ, Jacob the Sinner[1]) (date of birth and death are unknown), was the first Armenian printer, the founder of the Armenian printing. His activities were developed in Venice in the beginning of the 16th century.[2] In 1512-1513 his publishing house gave birth to the following publications:

The first book that he printed was called "Urbatagirk", which had 124 paper pages, also 24 are colored and the pages are printed in red and black. The books printed by him have a special printer's mark.

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  1. ^ a b c "The Book of Fridays". World Digital Library. 1512. Retrieved 2013-06-01. 
  2. ^ Agop Jack Hacikyan; Gabriel Basmajian; Edward S. Franchuk. The Heritage of Armenian Literature: From the eighteenth century to modern times Volume 3. Wayne State University Press, 2005. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Song Book by Hakob Meghapart". World Digital Library. 1513. Retrieved 2013-06-01. 
  • G. Levonyan, Armenian book and Art of the printing [«Հայ գիրքը և տպագրության արվեստը»], Yerevan, 1958

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