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Mesrop Mashtots
Mesrop Mashtots 1882 painting.jpg
Painting by Stepanos Nersisian (1815–84), kept at the Pontifical Residence at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin
Born c. 362
Hatsik, Taron Province, Kingdom of Armenia
Died February 17, 440
Vagharshapat, Armenia
Venerated in Armenian Apostolic Church
Armenian Catholic Church
Roman Catholic Church
Orthodox 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.
Patronage Armenia

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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