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Vṛt‘anēs Sṙnkec‘i
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Vt‘anēs Sṙnketsi

Date of Birth: Early 16th century

Place of Birth: Village of Gilan, Greater Armenia

Date of Death: 1570s

Place of Death: Probably Theodosia (Kafa), Crimea


Vṛt‘anēs Sṙnkec‘i was born in the village of Gilan in historic Armenian territory, but later, in 1557, he moved to Suceava, capital of the Principality of Moldavia, to become a priest to the then thriving Armenian merchant and …

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Cowe, Peter, “Vṛt‘anēs Sṙnkec‘i”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 01 June 2020 <>

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