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Quick facts for kidsMesrop Mashtots
Painting by Stepanos Nersisian (1815–84), kept at the Pontifical Residence at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin
Hatsik, Taron Province, Kingdom of Armenia
|Died||February 17, 440
|Venerated in||Armenian Apostolic Church
Armenian Catholic Church
Roman Catholic Church
|Major shrine||Saint Mesrop Mashtots Cathedral in Oshakan, Armenia|
|Feast||The Armenian Church remembers St. Mesrop (together with St. Sahak), twice each year, first in July and then again on the Feast of the Holy Translators in October; February 17 in the Roman Catholic Church.|
Saint Mesrop Mashtots (also Mesrob, Mashtotz, Armenian: Մեսրոբ Մաշտոց, 360 - February 17, 440) was an Armenian monk. He invented the Armenian alphabet in the year 406. He was a theologian and linguist. That was a basic and important step in strengthening three things: the Armenian Church, the government of the Armenian Kingdom, and connections between the Armenian Kingdom and Armenians living in the Byzantine and Iranian Empires.
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