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Srpuhi Kalfayan

Srpuhi Kalfayan

American philanthropist
Srpuhi Kalfayan
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Intro American philanthropist
Was Philanthropist
From United States of America
Gender female
Birth 17 February 1822, Constantinople
Death 4 July 1889, Constantinople (aged 67 years)
The details (from wikipedia)


Srpuhi Mayrabed Nshan Kalfayan (Armenian: Սրբուհի Մայրապետ Նշան Գալֆաեան) (Born February 17, 1822 in Kartal, Istanbul; † July 4, 1889 in Hasköy, Istanbul) was an Armenian nun and founder of the 'Order of Kalfayan', plus a school and an orphanage for girls in Constantinople.


Kalfayan vowed to become a nun at the age of 12 when she lost her father, and she achieved it in 1840.

Kalfayan founded both the 'Order of Kalfayan' and, in 1850, a school for girls which still stands today (Though now it accepts boys as well).

In 1865 she mobilized financial support for the victims of a cholera epidemic and on 1 January 1866 she opened an orphanage for girls in Hasköy, Constantinople.

Death and commemoration

Kalyfan died on 4 July 1889.

Her name is commemorated in the 'Kalfayan Elementary School'.

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