Perch Proshyan

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Pertch Proshian
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Native name Պերճ Պռոշյան
Born Hovhannes Ter-Arakelian
(1837-06-15)15 June 1837
Ashtarak, Erivan Governorate, Russian Empire
Died 23 November 1907(1907-11-23) (aged 70)
Baku, Baku Governorate, Russian Empire
Resting place Armenian Pantheon of Tbilisi
Occupation writer
Language Armenian
Nationality Armenian
Education Nersisyan School
Genre classical
Literary movement national-democratic

Pertch Proshian (Armenian: Պերճ Պռոշյան, Hovhannes Ter-Arakelian, 15 June [O.S. 3 June] 1837, Ashtarak – 23 November 1907, Baku) was an Armenian writer.[1]


Perch Proshyan on 2012 Armenian stamp

Proshian was born in a tailor's family in Ashtarak. The preliminary education has got parishioner of the place in the college (1849–52), then for short time in the palatial school of Yerevan. In 1856 had finished the Nersisyan School of Tbilisi, where and had been formed his national-democratic views. After completing one year of education in Tbilisi's palatial school, Proshian came back to Ashtarak in 1857 and had been appointed an inspector of the parish school.

In 1859, Proshian went to Tbilisi, where he taught at the Nersisyan School. From 1879 to 1881 had worked in Ejmiatsin as teachers' inspector. In 1887 had returned to Tbilisi. He died in Baku and was buried in the Armenian Pantheon of Tbilisi.


The Museum of Pertch Proshian was founded in 1948, in Ashtarak on the base of his father's house. Today in the museum are more than 2,000 exhibitions. The museum was restored in 2008.[2]

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