Assyrians of Urmia

Assyrians of Urmia. Mirza Pira Arsalan Khan, professor of Persian language in Saint-Petersburg University 1893-1904

Mirza Pira Arslan khan was born in Urmia in 1843. There he finished the American mission college. He knew dozens of languages and worked for many years in a mission in Hamadan and Kermanshah (Persia). In 1888 he was offered a teaching job in the Persian language at St. Petersburg University. Soon his family moved to St. Petersburg as well. He died there in 1904

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