Vartkes Serengülian

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Vartkes Serengulian
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Born 1871 (1871)
Erzurum, Ottoman Empire
Died 1915 (1916) (aged 44)
Urfa
Occupation Political Activist and Politician.

Vartkes Serengülian (Armenian: Վարդգէս Սէրէնկիւլեան; also known as Hovhannes Armenian: Յովհաննէս or Gisak) (1871, Erzurum – 1915, Urfa), was an Armenian political and social activist, member of Ottoman Parliament.

Biography[edit]

He studied in the Ardzinian and Sanasarian colleges of Karin (Erzurum). In late-1880's he organized demonstrations in Karin and was arrested. After he was released in 1892 he worked in Constantinople, then in Bulgaria and Russian Empire as a revolutionary activist. In Van Serengyulian supported the ideas of Hrayr Dzhoghk, cooperated with the Armenakan Party. He was arrested in Van and in 1901 was sentenced to a 101-year prison. In 1908 after the Young Turk revolution he was released from prison and elected as a member of Ottoman parliament. In 1915 he was arrested and deported to Urfa, where he was tortured and killed.[1][2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Серенкюлян Вардгес - Геноцид армян". Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  2. ^ worldradio.ch/wrs/news/rundown/news-at-a-glance-2.shtml?11496
  3. ^ "Armenian Question", encyclopedia, ed. by acad. K. Khudaverdyan, Yerevan, 1996, p. 414