Archag Hovhannesi Tchopanian - 1872-1954 (alternate spelling Arshak
Tchobanian/ Chopanian) was born in Constantinople. His father made
his living as a goldsmith. He was educated in the local Makruhian
School and later at the Kedronakan School. He was a poet, playwright,
literary critic, journalist and translator.
His began a literary career early, writing and translating for
several periodicals: Burastan Mankantz, Arevelik, Masis, Hayrenik.
In 1895 he assumed editorship of another periodical, Tsaghik. It
was a short-lived position because he fled to Paris that same year
to escape persecution by the Turks...