Gurgen Boryan

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Gurgen Boryan
Born(1915-06-20)June 20, 1915
Shusha, Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
Died April 15, 1971(1971-04-15) (aged 55)
Yerevan, Soviet Armenia
Nationality Armenian
Occupation poet and playwright

Gurgen Mikayeli Boryan (Armenian : Գուրգեն Միքայելի Բորյան, born 20 June 1915, Shusha - died 15 April 1971 in Yerevan [1] ), was an Armenian poet and playwright.

Armenian language Indo-European language

The Armenian language is an Indo-European language spoken primarily by Armenians. It is the official language of Armenia. Historically being spoken throughout the Armenian Highlands, today, Armenian is widely spoken throughout the Armenian diaspora. Armenian is written in its own writing system, the Armenian alphabet, introduced in 405 AD by Mesrop Mashtots.

Shusha Town in Shusha Raion

Shusha, or Shushi, is a city in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh in the South Caucasus. It has been under the control of the self-proclaimed Artsakh Republic since its capture in 1992 during the Nagorno-Karabakh War. However, it is a de jure part of the Republic of Azerbaijan, with the status of an administrative division of the surrounding Shusha Rayon. According to the Resolution No.884 of the United Nations Security Council and the United Nations General Assembly by the Resolution No.62/243, the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan was partially recognized and they include a demand of withdrawal of the Armenian forces. Situated at an altitude of 1,400–1,800 metres (4,600–5,900 ft) in the picturesque Karabakh mountains, Shusha was a popular mountain recreation resort in the Soviet era.

Yerevan City in Armenia

Yerevan is the capital and largest city of Armenia as well as one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities. Situated along the Hrazdan River, Yerevan is the administrative, cultural, and industrial center of the country. It has been the capital since 1918, the fourteenth in the history of Armenia and the seventh located in or around the Ararat plain. The city also serves as the seat of the Araratian Pontifical Diocese; the largest diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church and one of the oldest dioceses in the world.


Plaque for Gurgen Boryan on Teryan street, Yerevan Gowrgen Boryani howshatakhtake Teryan p`oghots`owm.jpg
Plaque for Gurgen Boryan on Teryan street, Yerevan

He started his career of writer in 1930, and published his first collection of poems in 1937. He is an author of poems' collections - "The way to the sea" (1940), "Selected works" (1953), "Poems" (1954); poetry for children ("Yes and no", 1955), "Under the same roof" (1957), "House on the roads" plays produced by Sundukian Theatre of Yerevan.

"Saroyan brothers" film by Armenfilm is based on Boryan's well-known play.

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