Retheos ( Efendi ) Berberian (Armenian Ռեթէոս Յ Պէրպէրեան, . Born October 10, 1848 in Hasköy ( Konstantin Opel ), † April 6, 1907 in Uskudar ( Konstantin Opel ) ) was an Armenian teacher, journalist, writer and translator in Constantinople Opel. His motto was: Without education, no life, no luck! ( Արանց կրթութեան չիկայ կեանք, չիկայ երջանկութիւն :)
Retheos Berberian received his basic training at the Nersesyan School in Hasköy, a suburb of Constantinople Opel. He was fellow of the later poet Teotoros Zorayan. Among his teachers was the linguist Madatya Karakaşyan ( 1818-1903 ). Retheos Berberian worked in 1865 as an assistant teacher for Armenian students at Galatasaray High School in Constantine Opel. In 1866 he taught at the School Nersesyan, 1867 in Edirne, in 1868 again in Hasköy, 1872-1874 at the Panosyan and the Akabyan School, from 1874 to 1875 he was a teacher at the Tarkmançats school. From 1869 he wrote for the newspapers Jamanak, Masis, Manzume -i Efkâr, Arevelyan POG.
October 1876 founded his own school Retheos Berberian in Üsküdar. The curriculum and the teaching methodology designed Retheos Berberian according to his own educational ideas. His educational ideals were biblically inspired "What is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, which has a good reputation, it is a virtue, be it a praise - think on these things " (Philippians 4:8 ). Retheos Berberian turned against materialism. A degree of Berberian School should give access to foreign universities. Some of the best Armenian writers of his time were graduates of Berberian School.
The poet Matteo Zarifian (1894-1924) visited the school. He trained as an athlete for the Olympic Games. At age 27 he was diagnosed with tuberculosis.
1879, the school was transferred to the neighborhood of the American Robert College.
On August 28, 1883 he married Zaruhi Panosyan (1864 - 1899). My son was later Schahan R. Berberian. In the same year he translated Goethe's Hermann and Dorothea into Armenian. 1907, the 25th founding year of his school, was honored for his achievements Retheos Berberian of Sultan Abdulhamid II.
Retheos Berberian was very active in the Armenian community. In 1870 he was one of the founders of the Armenian publication " Kordzaser " of Hasköy. Four times he was elected to the Education Commission of the Armenian Patriarchate (1882-1884, 1884-1885, 1891-1894, 1894-1896 ).
In 1896 he traveled with his wife for two years after Geneva and opened a school and a dormitory for his students there. On March 12, 1899 his wife died.
On April 6, 1907 Retheos Berberian died in Üsküdar. Malachia Ormanian, Patriarch of Constantinople Opel, "Father of the scholars " and " master teachers " called him. The Berberian 1914-1918 School was closed temporarily relocated to Cairo in 1924 and finally closed in 1934 for financial reasons.
- Money, 1872
- The first leaves, Konstantin Opel 1877
- The first conference, 1880
- Folk entertainment, 1880
- Misery and mercy, 1880
- State economy, 1883
- People and objects, 1885
- French - Armenian Translation Book, 1885
- Words of an educator, Vienna 1901
- Thoughts and memories, 1903
- School and Literature, 1907
- Levon Panos Dabağyan: Türkiye Tarihi Ermenileri. Istanbul, IQ Kültür Sanat Yayıncılık, 2003
- Agop J. J. Hacikyan, Gabriel Basmajian, Edward S. Franchuk and Nourhan Ouzounian: The Heritage of Armenian Literature, Vol 3: From The Eighteenth Century To Modern Times. Wayne State University Press, 2005
- Simon Kapamadjian: Գամեր. Փոքրիկ ճամբորդը արեւելքի մեջ [ Kamer - A little journey to the east ]. Sakaian Verlag, Konstantin Opel 1911
- Kevork Pamukciyan: Biyografileriyle Ermeniler. Aras Verlag, 2003
- Literature ( Armenian)
- Literature (19th century)
- Christian Orient
- Armenians (Ottoman Empire)
- Writer (Istanbul)
- Born in 1848
- Died in 1907