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Kingdom of Vaspurakan

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Kingdom of Vaspurakan (Վասպուրական) was one of the Medieval Armenian Kingdoms.  This kingdom's territory was almost equal with the Greater Armenia Vaspurakan province territory. Located in what is now called eastern Turkey (Western Armenia) and northwestern Iran, the region is considered to be the cradle of Armenian civilization.


During most of its history it was ruled by the Ardzruni dynasty, which first managed to create a principality in the area. At its greatest extent Vaspurakan comprised the lands between Lake Van and Lake Urmia (also known as Kaputan) in 908. During this time they were under the sovereignty of the Bagratuni Kingdom of Ani.

HRANT DINK - Հրանտ Դինք

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Hrant DinkHrant Dink - was born on September 15, 1954 and died on January 19, 2007. He born in Malatya (Western Armenia).

At the age of seven, he migrated to Istanbul (Kpols) together with his family. After divorced of his parents Hrant Dink was taken to Armenian Orphanage in Gedikpasa where  he was raised by the  Istanbul with his 2 siblings.

He got his primary and secondary education in Armenian schools. Immediately after secondary school, he got married to Rakel, a childhood friend from the orphanage. Hrant finished the Istanbul University's Science Faculty with a degree in zoology. Hrant served 8 months with the Turkish Naval Infantry Regiment in Denizli to satisfy his mandatory military service. He had three children with his wife.

Boghos Nubar Pasha

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Pogos Nubar PashaThe big reunion of AGBU's administrative members, at Boghos Nubar's home in Paris, 1925

Boghos Nubar Pasha 1906 TIMEABoghos Nubar Pasha (Պողոս Նուբար փաշա Alexandria 1851 --- Paris 1930) Son of Nubar Pasha, three times prime minister of Egypt. Educated Egypt and France. Engineer and public works civil servant in Egypt: worked on Cairo water supply and irrigation in the Sudan. One of the founders of Heliopolis. In 1906 founded with others the Armenian General Benevolent Union, of which he remained president until 1928.

Diana Abgar - The first Armenian woman diplomat

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Diana AbgarDiana Abgar with husband MikhaelIn 1920 Diana Abgar (Diana Anahit Aghabekyan, Դիանա Աբգար, baptismal name was Gayane) was appointed consul general of the Republic of Armenia in Japan and became  the first Armenian woman diplomat. She was born on October 12, 1859 in Rangun (Myanmar). She was seventh child in the family. Her father was an Indian-Armenian who migrated to India from New Julfa, Persia.  Diana Abgar's mother Avet was from the Tateos Avetum family in the Shiraz district of Iran.