World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Smbat Byurat

Article Id: WHEBN0017556240
Reproduction Date:

Title: Smbat Byurat  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Social Democrat Hunchakian Party, Deportation of Armenian notables on 24 April 1915, Süleymanlı
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Smbat Byurat

Smbat Byurat
Սմբատ Բյուրատ
Born 1862 (1862)
Zeitun, Ottoman Turkey
Died 1915 (1916) (aged 53)
Ayaş, Ottoman Turkey
Occupation Intellectual, journalist, writer, and public activist.

Smbat Byurat (Der-Ghazarian, 1862, Zeitun - 1915, Ankara) was an Armenian intellectual, writer and public activist.

Byurat was born in Süleymanlı/Zeitun, attended and graduated from the Jarankavorats school in Jerusalem. In 1880 he began studying at Sorbonne University. In 1885 he became the common revisor of the 36 Armenian schools of Cilicia. During this period he published his first poems in Yeghia Demirjibashian's philosophical journal "Yergrakount" (Earth).

Being a political activist, he was arrested along with his wife (who became blind in Turkish prison) and spent 5 years in prison, in Marash and Aleppo.

In 1895 he was released and moved to Cairo, where he founded the Armenian Central College and Nor Or newspaper. After the Young Turk Revolution, he returned to Turkey, where he edited the Pyunik and Gaghapar newspapers and collaborated with Ottoman Turkish newspapers. He also wrote a large number of works (from "Yeldiz to Sassoun", 1910; "The Eagle of Avarair", 1909; "For the Freedom", 1911; etc.) and opened a publishing house. He was elected as a national deputy.

Byurat was arrested on April 24, 1915, along with other Armenian intellectuals, imprisoned in Ayaş, and finally killed in Ankara.


Dr. Y. Jerjian, Martyrs on Bloody Path, pp. 156-157

See also


  • Byurat's biography

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.