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Grigoris Ałt‘amarc‘i
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Born towards the end of the 15th century on the island of Ałt‘amar, an autonomous Armenian enclave in Lake Van, in 1512, Grigoris inherited from his uncle the office of catholicos of Ałt‘amar, which he held until 1544. The catholicate was transmitted lineally within the Sefedinian branch of the ancient house of Arcruni, once lords of the Armenian province of Vaspurakan and ri…

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Cowe, Peter, “Grigoris Ałt‘amarc‘i”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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