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Lifetime: 1872 - 1923 Passed: ≈ 101 years ago


Activist, Politician



Armen Garo

Armen Garo was an Armenian nationalist and revolutionary leader who played a key role in the struggle for Armenian independence in the early 20th century. He was born in 1872 in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (now Istanbul, Turkey), and his birth name was Garabed Pashayan. He adopted the name Armen Garo later in life, as a symbol of his commitment to the Armenian cause.

Garo was a committed activist who believed in the power of political action to effect change. He was involved in the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF), a political organization dedicated to achieving Armenian independence, and played a leading role in the Armenian resistance movement against Ottoman rule.

Garo was particularly famous for his role in the Armenian Genocide, which took place during World War I. He traveled to the United States in 1915 as a representative of the ARF, to lobby the American government to take action to stop the genocide. His efforts helped to raise awareness of the plight of the Armenian people, and he is credited with helping to secure aid and support for the Armenian cause.

In addition to his activism, Armen Garo was also a writer and poet. He wrote several books and articles on Armenian history and culture, as well as on political and social issues. His most notable works include "The Armenian Question and International Law" and "Armenia and Her Claims to Freedom and National Independence."

Garo's philosophy was centered around the idea of Armenian self-determination and independence. He believed that the Armenian people had the right to determine their own destiny and to live in a free and independent nation. His writings and speeches were filled with calls to action and appeals to the international community to support the Armenian cause.

Armen Garo died in 1923, at the age of 51. He is remembered today as a hero and a martyr in the struggle for Armenian independence. His legacy lives on through his writings and his contributions to the Armenian nationalist movement, and he remains an important figure in Armenian history and culture.

A fun fact about Armen Garo is that he was also a talented athlete. He was a member of the Armenian Olympic team and competed in the shot put and discus events at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics.

Books by Armen Garo

Why Armenia Should Be Free: Armenia's Role in the Present War Cover image

Why Armenia Should Be Free: Armenia's Role in the Present War

History Political Science
History War Independence Determination political Historical

In this, Armen Garo argues passionately for the independence of Armenia, which was then part of the Ottoman Empire. He makes a compelling case for why Armenia deserves to be free, and he lays out the historical, political, and cultural factors that m...