Mkhitar Gosh

Mkhitar Gosh

Birth
Ganca City District, Azerbaijan
Death 1213 (aged 82–83)
Tavush, Armenia
Burial Yerevan, K'aghak' Yerevan, Armenia
Plot Hill above the monastery
Memorial ID 20699714 · View Source
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Medieval Armenian cleric.
He was ordained a celibate priest in his early teens and began a life of scholarly pursuits. He is renowned for codifying Armenian law, both civil and Canon. His code was used in both Greater Armenia and Cilicia, as well as in Poland, by order of king Sigismund the Old, as the law under which the Armenians of Lviv and Kamianets-Podilskyi lived from 1519 until the region fell under Austrian rule in 1772. He also wrote a number of popular fables. He founded the monastery of Nor-Getik which since his death has become known better as Goshavank.
While the ruin pictured were pointed out by a village child as his tomb, further research suggests it is actually the remains of the small structure Gosh built away from the monastery to live in solitude towards the end of his life. The first picture on this page has been added as it is of the chapel where he was actually buried. It lies partway down the hill from the house ruins and unlike them is visible from the main monastery. When you arrive at the monastery you will see the chapel tomb above on the hill opposite it.

Goshavank is not in the city of Yerevan, however findagrave only currently allows for burials to be listed in Yerevan for now. Goshavank Monastery is found in Gosh village, the state of Tavush.


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  • Created by: Paul S.
  • Added: 30 Jul 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 20699714
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mkhitar Gosh (1130–1213), Find a Grave Memorial no. 20699714, citing Goshavank Monastery, Yerevan, K'aghak' Yerevan, Armenia ; Maintained by Paul S. (contributor 18204635) .