Ghevont Alishan

Armenian Catholic priest, historian, and poet

Father Ghevont Alishan (Armenian: Ղեվոնդ Ալիշան) (July 6, 1820 – November 9, 1901; also spelled Ghevond Alishan) was an ordained Armenian Catholic priest, historian and a poet. In 1885, Alishan created the first modern Armenian flag.

Ghevont Alishan
Ghevont Alishan.jpg
Portrait of Alishan from his 1901 book Hayapatum (Հայապատում, "Armenian History")
Born(1820-07-06)July 6, 1820
DiedNovember 9, 1901(1901-11-09) (aged 81)
NationalityArmenian