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Zak‘aria K‘anak‘eṛc‘i
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Zak‘aria of K‘anak‘eṛ

Date of Birth: 1627

Place of Birth: K‘anak‘eṛ

Date of Death: 1699

Place of Death: K‘anak‘eṛ


Zak‘aria was born in 1627 in the village of K‘anak‘eṛ, now a northern suburb of Yerevan. His father Mkrtich‘ was the scribe for the tanutēr (land baron) of the district of Kotayk‘. At the age of 13, Zak‘aria entered as a novice the monastery of Hovhannavank‘, where he would remain for the rest of hi…

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Bournoutian, George, “Zak‘aria K‘anak‘eṛc‘i”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 November 2020 <>

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