Brabion Copier (1750-1835)

Brabion was a teacher. She was born in Constantinople, she was of unique educated women of her time, she was known as the first Armenian woman teacher. She always assisted her brother Matt‛os Palatetsi (of Balad), who was a famous intellectual figure. The brother and sister opened an orphanage, where they gave lessons to children. She worked at the publishing house of her brother as well. Brabion copied a lot of manuscripts, which were preserved at the libraries (matenadarans) of Armenian churches in Constantinople and Armash. She did not get married and remained a sworn virgin during all her life[1].

[1] Zardarian, Vahan, Yishatakaran, vol. 1, brothers V&P. Zardarian, Constantinople, 1910,  71.