digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:


Applied sciences






















Simon Zavarian

Simon Zavarian, (Armenian:Սիմոն Զաւարեան) also known by his nom de guerre Anton (Անտոն), (1866–1913) was one of the three founders of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation and part of Armenian national liberation movement, along Kristapor Mikaelian and Stepan Zorian.[1]

Role in the founding of the ARF[edit]

Zavarian was born in Aygehat, Lori. Growing up, he attended college in Moscow, later settling in Tiflis, where he met Kristapor Mikaelian and Stepan Zorian.[who?] They co-founded the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) in 1890.[citation needed]

This political party gained public support by demanding reforms and taking up arms to defend Armenian citizens of the Ottoman Empire. As a cofounder of the party, he participated in the framework of the plans and rules of the Dashnaks and served as a member of the ARF central bureau. As an activist, he did research for the party and performed organizational work during his many travels to different worldwide locations. Zavarian traveled to Mush and Sassoun as a teacher and eventually settled in Istanbul, where he worked on the newspaper Azadamard.[citation needed]

Post-constitution days[edit]

During the 1908 Constitutional revolution in Turkey, he participated in the development of Armenian improvement plans and using the archives of the Archdiocese and scientific researches, he developed a census of the number of Western Armenians.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Hovannisian, Richard (2004). The Armenian People from Ancient to Modern Times. p. 215. ISBN 9781403964229. 


See also[edit]

Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Zavarian — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.

11 news items

Armenian Weekly

Armenian Weekly
Wed, 18 Nov 2015 09:19:09 -0800

... examples of how ARF members' roles change as they age, and he showed the AYFers how the party's views and platform have helped shape the ARF even 125 years after its formation by Ungers Christapor Mikaelian, Stepan Zorian, and Simon Zavarian.

Asbarez Armenian News

Asbarez Armenian News
Mon, 28 Oct 2013 14:19:29 -0700

LORI, Armenia—The 100th anniversary of the passing of Armenian Revolutionary Federation founder and national hero Simon Zavarian was marked on Saturday in his birthplace of Aygehad village, at his gravesite, with hundreds of ARF members, ARF ...

Armenian Weekly

Armenian Weekly
Thu, 15 Sep 2011 04:38:41 -0700

Another memorable Olympics weekend, done in true Chicago Style. And while it did make it onto the “greatest-time-of-my-life” list for many people, it took a lot of hard work and two full years of planning for the people behind the scenes. Many thanks ...
Asbarez Armenian News
Mon, 24 Jun 2013 14:30:31 -0700

She also announced that this crop of new members will be called the “Simon Zavarian Generation,” named after the ARF founder, who was known as being the conscience of the party. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Zavarian's death. Pakradouni ...

Armenian Weekly

Armenian Weekly
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 05:33:45 -0700

The Hamazkayin Toronto “Klatsor” Chapter children's choir performed three Armenian songs, while members of the Hamazkayin literary committee recited parts from Antranig Dzarougian's “Tought ar Yerevan.” AYF Canada Toronto “Simon Zavarian” Chapter ...

Asbarez Armenian News

Asbarez Armenian News
Wed, 06 Jul 2011 14:48:06 -0700

Araz has been an active member of the Toronto Armenian community since childhood and has served in leadership positions in the AYF Canada Simon Zavarian Chapter as well as her university ASA. Araz currently works as a full time Administrator for the ...

Armenian Weekly

Armenian Weekly
Thu, 23 Dec 2010 09:16:41 -0800

“Kristapor Mikaelian, Simon Zavarian, and Stepan Zorian came together with other like-minded individuals to pursue the political and economic freedom of Armenia,” Oshagan noted. “The Federation's pursuits are the same today as they were then.” Guests ...
Asbarez News
Wed, 21 Oct 2009 15:02:46 -0700

Harout Kassabian, president of ARFYOC's Simon Zavarian Chapter, spoke on behalf of ARFYOC. Daron Keskinian, member of the Armen Karo Student Association's national executive, delivered the Armen Karo Student Association's message. Through the ...

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!

Searchlight Group

Digplanet also receives support from Searchlight Group. Visit Searchlight