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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. 


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37 news items

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
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 08:22:43 -0800

... number of important articles in “Droshak” (banner) and wrote a number of books including, The Prehistory of the Armenian Movements, The Reawakening Homeland and Our Rule, Dashnaktsutiun and its Adversaries, Simon Zavarian, and The History of the ...

Asbarez Armenian News

Asbarez Armenian News
Fri, 15 Jan 2016 13:14:03 -0800

The founding fathers of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation—Kristapor, Rosdom and Zavarian—conceived of the party, whose 125th anniversary will be celebrated in the Western United States this weekend, with the aim of serving and protecting the ...

Armenian Weekly

Armenian Weekly
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:19:33 -0800

Dastakian attracted Simeon and Srapion Ter Grigorian, Aleksandr Petrosian, Davit Nersesian, Arisdages Tokhmakhian, Tigran Pirumian, Simon Zavarian, and Grigor Aghababian, among others. The group held meetings, during which the members presented ...

Asbarez Armenian News

Asbarez Armenian News
Fri, 15 Jan 2016 17:37:03 -0800

The movement was headed by Christopher Mikaelian, a youth who enjoyed great popularity among the young people with his intellectual prowess, accompanied by two talented Moscow students, Simon Zavarian and Rosdom Zorian. Presently, invitations ...

Asbarez Armenian News

Asbarez Armenian News
Fri, 15 Jan 2016 17:22:22 -0800

Every Tashnagtsagan knows that to this day Simon Zavarian remains a standard for revolutionary and moral excellence. Often, when faced with a complicated issue in the course of our organizational or public work, we secretly ask ourselves, “What would ...

Armenian Weekly

Armenian Weekly
Tue, 01 Mar 2016 11:38:56 -0800

What better way to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) than by recounting its illustrious journey that began in Tiflis (Tbilisi) in 1890.When the ARF was founded, none could have foreseen the nation-shattering ...

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.

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