Date of Birth: Approximately 1200
Place of Birth: Unknown
Date of Death: 1271
Place of Death: Probably Xor Virap, the monastery near Artašat where he was buried.
Nothing is known of Vardan’s earliest years. He studied under the teacher (vardapet) Yovhannēs Vanakan together with Kirakos Ganjakec‘i, whose own History gives some information about him. By 1240 he had returned to Cilicia from a pilgrimage to Jeru…