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Khachatur Abovian (October 15  [ O.S. October 3]  1809 – April 14  [ O.S. April 2]  1848 (date disappeared); Armenian : , Armenian pronunciation:  [ttu bvjn] ) was an Armenian writer and national public figure of the early 19th century who mysteriously vanished in 1848 and eventually presumed dead. He was an educator, poet and an advocate of modernization. Reputed as the father of modern Armenian literature, he is best remembered for his novel Verk Hayastani (Wounds of Armenia ). Written in 1841 and published posthumously in 1858, it was the first novel published in the modern Armenian language using the Eastern Armenian dialect instead of Classical Armenian.

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