Find out more about the greatest Armenian, including George Gurdjieff, Serzh Sargsyan, Alan Hovhaness, Anna Chicherova and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Did you know that the wine-culture that has taken the world by a storm was first discovered in a cave in Armenia? Yes, Armenia houses one of the oldest wineries of the world, dating back over 6000 years. And that is not all, for Armenia’s contribution extend to yoghurt and coffee as well, the country being the first to invent both. It was also the first to adopt Christianity as the official state religion and also is home to the first church built in the world. Amusing if this is enough, be prepared to get all the more baffled as Armenians take you by surprise with their works and contribution. The Armenian diaspora is not just limited to their country alone as Armenians have flourished in their adoptive homelands, contributing extensively to business and sport, as well as cultural and political life, post the 1915 genocide. Some of the world’s most famous people of Armenian descent include the reality television star and professional selfie-taker Kim Kardashian, singer and actor Cher (born as Cherilyn Sarkisian), eight Grand slam title holder Andre Agassi, singer and public figure Charles Aznavour, business magnate Kirk Kerkonian, actor Andy Serkis and television presenter David Dickinson. Michael Vartan also has Armenian blood as does Dita Von Teese and Joe Manganiello. Find out more about famous Armenians, their life and their works with this write-up.
Henrikh MkhitaryanHenrikh Mkhitaryan
(Football Player)

21 January 1989

Yerevan

Aquarius

Serzh SargsyanSerzh Sargsyan
(President of Armenia)

30 June 1954

Stepanakert

Cancer

george gurdjieffGeorge Gurdjieff
(Spiritual Teacher)

01 January 1866

29 October 1949

Gyumri

Capricorn

Nikol PashinyanNikol Pashinyan
(Prime Minister of Armenia)

01 June 1975

Ijevan

Gemini

Anna ChicherovaAnna Chicherova
(Olympic athlete)

22 July 1982

Yerevan

Cancer

Shavarsh KarapetyanShavarsh Karapetyan
(swimmer)

19 May 1953

Vanadzor

Taurus

Anastas MikoyanAnastas Mikoyan
(politician, diplomat)

13 November 1895

21 October 1978

Sanahin

Scorpio

Aram KhachaturianAram Khachaturian
(Composer)

06 June 1903

01 May 1978

Tbilisi

Gemini

Saint BlaiseSaint Blaise
(Physician, priest)

0316 AD

Sivas

Levon AronianLevon Aronian
(Chess player)

06 October 1982

Yerevan

Libra

Arthur AbrahamArthur Abraham
(Boxer)

20 February 1980

Yerevan

Pisces

Ferenc SzálasiFerenc Szálasi
(Political leader, Prime Minister)

06 January 1897

12 March 1946

Košice

Capricorn

David NalbandianDavid Nalbandian
(Tennis player)

01 January 1982

Unquillo

Capricorn

Tigranes the GreatTigranes the Great
(King)

0140 BC

0055 BC

Ara MalikianAra Malikian
(violinist, musician)

1968 AD

Beirut

Gregory the IlluminatorGregory the Illuminator
(Saint)

0257 AD

0331 AD

Kingdom of Armenia

Vazgen SargsyanVazgen Sargsyan
(Politician, Prosaist)

05 March 1959

27 October 1999

Ararat

Pisces

Samvel YervinyanSamvel Yervinyan
(Musician, Composer, Violinist)

25 January 1966

Yerevan

Aquarius

Vic DarchinyanVic Darchinyan
(Boxer)

07 January 1976

Vanadzor

Capricorn

ArmikArmik

Iran

Yelena BonnerYelena Bonner

1923 AD

Merv

Apoula EdelApoula Edel
(Association football player)

17 June 1986

Yaoundé

Gemini

Andranik OzanianAndranik Ozanian
(Armenian military commander)

25 February 1865

31 August 1927

Şebinkarahisar

Pisces

Viktor HambardzumyanViktor Hambardzumyan
(Scientist)

18 September 1908

12 August 1996

Tbilisi

Virgo

Patriarch Photios I of ConstantinoplePatriarch Photios I of Constantinople
(Saint)

0810 AD

06 February 0891

Constantinople

Robert KocharianRobert Kocharian
(President)

31 August 1954

Stepanakert

Virgo

Saint MesrobSaint Mesrob
(Linguist,)

0362 AD

17 February 0440

Taron

Andy KhachaturianAndy Khachaturian

25 January 1975

Tehran

Aquarius

Serzh SarkisyanSerzh Sarkisyan
(Prime Minister)

30 June 1954

Stepanakert

Cancer

Andranik MarkaryanAndranik Markaryan
(Prime Minister)

12 June 1949

25 March 2007

Yerevan

Gemini

Vartapet KomitasVartapet Komitas

26 September 1869

22 October 1935

Kütahya

Libra