Nerses Diratzouyan was a Father of the Mekhitarist congregation of Venice and a botanist. He was born in Artvin on May 22, 1875. From 1929 to 1930 he was chaplain of the village of Nor Araks, in Bari (South Italy). In the same years he taught mathematics, physics, chemistry and natural at the secondary school of the Seminary of Bari.
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