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.
Dan BilzerianDan Bilzerian
07 December 1980
Actor
Nikol PashinyanNikol Pashinyan
01 June 1975
Prime Minister of Armenia

Henrikh MkhitaryanHenrikh Mkhitaryan
21 January 1989
Football Player

george gurdjieffGeorge Gurdjieff
01 January 1866
Spiritual Teacher

Sergey LavrovSergey Lavrov
21 March 1950
Foreign Minister of Russia

Serzh SargsyanSerzh Sargsyan
30 June 1954
President of Armenia
Anastas MikoyanAnastas Mikoyan
25 November 1895
Revolutionary

Anna ChicherovaAnna Chicherova
22 July 1982
Olympic athlete

Anto GarabetAnto Garabet
15 July 1993
YouTuber
HikethegamerHikethegamer
15 July 1982
YouTube Star

Levon AronianLevon Aronian
06 October 1982
Chess player
Angela SarafyanAngela Sarafyan
30 June 1983
Actress

Serzh SarkisyanSerzh Sarkisyan
30 June 1954
Prime Minister

Robert KocharianRobert Kocharian
31 August 1954
President

Andy KhachaturianAndy Khachaturian
25 January 1975
 

Tigranes the GreatTigranes the Great
0140 BC
King
Aram KhachaturianAram Khachaturian
06 June 1903
Composer

David NalbandianDavid Nalbandian
01 January 1982
Tennis player

Yousuf KarshYousuf Karsh
23 December 1908
Photographer

Vazgen SargsyanVazgen Sargsyan
05 March 1959
Politician
Levon Ter-PetrossianLevon Ter-Petrossian
09 January 1946
Former President of Armenia

Rita SargsyanRita Sargsyan
06 March 1962
Music pedagogue
Patrik BaboumianPatrik Baboumian
01 July 1979
Strongman

Mesrop MashtotsMesrop Mashtots
0362 AD
Linguist

Saint MesrobSaint Mesrob
0362 AD
Linguist,
Ferenc SzálasiFerenc Szálasi
06 January 1897
Political leader, Prime Minister

Arthur AbrahamArthur Abraham
20 February 1980
Boxer
Vartapet KomitasVartapet Komitas
26 September 1869
 

Gregory the IlluminatorGregory the Illuminator
0257 AD
Saint

Andranik OzanianAndranik Ozanian
25 February 1865
Armenian military commander
Sayat-NovaSayat-Nova
14 June 1712
Poet

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Tiridates III of ArmeniaTiridates III of Armenia
0250 AD
King
Shavarsh KarapetyanShavarsh Karapetyan
19 May 1953
swimmer

Vic DarchinyanVic Darchinyan
07 January 1976
Boxer

Ara MalikianAra Malikian
1968 AD
violinist, musician

Rouben MamoulianRouben Mamoulian
08 October 1897
Film director
Apoula EdelApoula Edel
17 June 1986
Association football player
Saint Gregory NarekatziSaint Gregory Narekatzi
0950 AD
Poet

Vardan MamikonianVardan Mamikonian
0387 AD
Military Commander

Samvel YervinyanSamvel Yervinyan
25 January 1966
Musician, Composer, Violinist

Movses KhorenatsiMovses Khorenatsi
0410 AD
Historian
Artaxias IArtaxias I
0230 AD
King

Martiros SaryanMartiros Saryan
28 February 1880
Painter

Tigran SargsyanTigran Sargsyan
29 January 1960
Prime Minister

Yelena BonnerYelena Bonner
15 February 1923
Human Rights Activist

Sebouh ChouldjianSebouh Chouldjian
24 March 1959
Bishops
Leo I, King of ArmeniaLeo I, King of Armenia
1150 AD
King

Michael S. HartMichael S. Hart
08 March 1947
E-book pioneer publisher
Artavasdes II of ArmeniaArtavasdes II of Armenia
King

ArmikArmik
Guitarist

Vazgen IVazgen I
03 October 1908
Catholicos of All Armenians
Andranik MarkaryanAndranik Markaryan
12 June 1949
Prime Minister

Karekin IKarekin I
27 August 1932
Patriarch
Mikhail Loris-MelikovMikhail Loris-Melikov
31 October 1824
Statesman

Karo MuratKaro Murat
02 September 1983
Boxer

Nūbār PashaNūbār Pasha
31 December 1825
Prime Minister

Saint Meletius of AntiochSaint Meletius of Antioch
Bishop

Georgy ShakhnazarovGeorgy Shakhnazarov
04 October 1924
Politician
HaykoHayko
1973 AD
Singer

Noel GevorNoel Gevor
18 September 1990
Boxer

St. Nerses ISt. Nerses I
Saint

Saint Euthymius The GreatSaint Euthymius The Great
0377 AD
Eastern Orthodox monk
Luther SimjianLuther Simjian
28 January 1905
Inventor

Gurgen EgiazaryanGurgen Egiazaryan
29 September 1948
Politician
ZariadresZariadres
King

Artem HarutyunyanArtem Harutyunyan
13 August 1990
Boxer

Khoren GevorKhoren Gevor
16 March 1980
Boxer
Alexander AbrahamAlexander Abraham
14 July 1981
Boxer

Torkom ManoogianTorkom Manoogian
16 February 1919
Patriarch
Viktor HambardzumyanViktor Hambardzumyan
18 September 1908
Astronomer

Alexander AwdijanAlexander Awdijan
27 June 1977
Boxer

Arajik MarutjanArajik Marutjan
15 August 1992
Boxer
Hethum I, King of ArmeniaHethum I, King of Armenia
1213 AD
King of Little Armenia

Roman AramianRoman Aramian
02 October 1983
Boxer
Vardan ZakaryanVardan Zakaryan
Boxer

BartholomäusBartholomäus
0001 AD
Apostle

John IV of OdzunJohn IV of Odzun
0650 AD
Spiritual Leaders