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{{Person
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|Sex=Male
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|Name in Armenian=Մեսրոպ Մաշտոց
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|Birthplace name=Hatsik
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|Birthplace coordinates=38.80361, 41.74465
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|Birth date=362
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|Birth year=362
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|Lived in=Ejmiatsin
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|Death place=Ejmiatsin
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|Death date=440/02/17
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|Death year=440
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|Resting place coordinates=40.2586, 44.3158
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|Languages=Armenian
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|Ethnicities=Armenian
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|Ancestral villages=Hatsik
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[[Image:Mesrop_mashtots_statue-dcp0767.jpg|frame|right|Mesrop Mashtots statue in [[Oshakan Village]]]]
 
[[Image:Mesrop_mashtots_statue-dcp0767.jpg|frame|right|Mesrop Mashtots statue in [[Oshakan Village]]]]
Saint Mesrop Mashtots (Armenian: "Մեսրոպ Մաշտոց", W. Armenian pronounced Mesrob Mashdots) (360 - February 19, 440) was an Armenian monk, theologian and linguist. He was born in the town of Hatsekats in [[Taron]].
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Mesrop Mashtots (362 – February 17, 440 AD) was an early medieval Armenian linguist, composer, theologian, statesman and hymnologist. He is best known for inventing the Armenian alphabet c. 405 AD, which was a fundamental step in strengthening Armenian national identity. He is also considered to be the creator of the Caucasian Albanian and one of the Georgian alphabets by some scholars.
 
 
Saint Mesrob is best known for having invented the [[Armenian Alphabet]], which was a fundamental step in strengthening the [[Armenian Church]], the government of the Armenian Kingdom, and ultimately the bond between Armenians in the Armenian Kingdom, the Byzantine Empire, and the Persian Empire. He is also traditionally believed to have invented the Georgian alphabet but this belief does not stand up to scientific scrutiny. In Georgia the credit is usually given to King Farnavaz. According to the [[Matenadaran]], a monument and museum in Yerevan dedicated to Mesrob Mashdots, he also invented the Caucasian Albanian alphabet and even the Ethiopian one as well.
 
  
 
He is buried in [[Oshakan Church]], a village of the same name 8 km southwest from [[Ashtarak Town]].
 
He is buried in [[Oshakan Church]], a village of the same name 8 km southwest from [[Ashtarak Town]].
  
 
[[Category:Armenian Individuals|Mashtots, Mesrop]]
 
[[Category:Armenian Individuals|Mashtots, Mesrop]]

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Name in Armenian Մեսրոպ Մաշտոց
Birthplace Hatsik
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Birth date 362
Lived in Ejmiatsin
Death place Ejmiatsin
Death date 440/02/17
Death year 440
Resting GPS 40° 15' 31", 44° 18' 57"
Languages Armenian
Ethnicities Armenian
Ancestral villages Hatsik
Mesrop Mashtots statue in Oshakan Village

Mesrop Mashtots (362 – February 17, 440 AD) was an early medieval Armenian linguist, composer, theologian, statesman and hymnologist. He is best known for inventing the Armenian alphabet c. 405 AD, which was a fundamental step in strengthening Armenian national identity. He is also considered to be the creator of the Caucasian Albanian and one of the Georgian alphabets by some scholars.

He is buried in Oshakan Church, a village of the same name 8 km southwest from Ashtarak Town.