Samuel Anetsi

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Samuel Anetsi also Samuel of Ani[1] was an Armenian historian and priest of the 12th century.[2][3] 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."[4]

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


  1. ^ Victor Tolan, John (2000). Medieval Christian Perceptions of Islam. p. 51. ISBN 978-0-415-92892-2.
  2. ^ Steven Runciman. A History of the Crusades. — Cambridge University Press, 1987. — Vol. I. — P. 335. "Later Armenian chroniclers, such as Samuel of Ani and Mekhitar of Airavanq, writing at the end of the twelfth century, and Kirakos of Gantzag and Vartan the Great, in the thirteenth century, treat only briefly of the First Crusade."
  3. ^ Hacikyan, Agop Jack (2000). The Heritage of Armenian Literature: From the sixth to the Eighteenth Century. p. 344. ISBN 0-8143-3023-1.
  4. ^ "Samuel of Ani (Anetsi)". The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. Vol. II. London: Charles Knight. 1834. p. 363.