Hovannes Tumanyan

Hovhannes Toumanian, poèteHovhannes Tumanyan was born February 19, 1869 in Dsegh. It is considered one of the greatest poets and Armenian writers. Inspired by the folklore and folk legends, he also developed the literature for children and founded the literary group Cenacle and the association of the Caucasian writers.

Hovhannes Tumanyan essentially composed poems and wrote stories, such as:

* The dog and the cat
* The Fool
* A drop of honey
* Who is to blame?
* The Church of the innocent

  He was also one of the first literary authors to adapt texts for the young. He was thus one of the forerunners of the Armenian children’s literature.