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
(Internet Personality, Gambler)

07 December 1980

Henrikh MkhitaryanHenrikh Mkhitaryan
(Football Player)

21 January 1989

george gurdjieffGeorge Gurdjieff
(Spiritual Teacher)

01 January 1866

Nikol PashinyanNikol Pashinyan
(Prime Minister of Armenia)

01 June 1975

Serzh SargsyanSerzh Sargsyan
(President of Armenia)

30 June 1954

Anna ChicherovaAnna Chicherova
(Olympic athlete)

22 July 1982

Anto GarabetAnto Garabet

15 July 1993

(YouTube Star)

15 July 1982

Aram KhachaturianAram Khachaturian

06 June 1903

Anastas MikoyanAnastas Mikoyan
(politician, diplomat)

13 November 1895

Ara MalikianAra Malikian
(violinist, musician)

1968 AD

David NalbandianDavid Nalbandian
(Tennis player)

01 January 1982

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Arthur AbrahamArthur Abraham

20 February 1980

Ferenc SzálasiFerenc Szálasi
(Political leader, Prime Minister)

06 January 1897

Tigranes the GreatTigranes the Great

0140 BC

Levon AronianLevon Aronian
(Chess player)

06 October 1982

Gregory the IlluminatorGregory the Illuminator

0257 AD

Shavarsh KarapetyanShavarsh Karapetyan

19 May 1953

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Vazgen SargsyanVazgen Sargsyan
(Politician, Prosaist)

05 March 1959

Vic DarchinyanVic Darchinyan

07 January 1976


Samvel YervinyanSamvel Yervinyan
(Musician, Composer, Violinist)

25 January 1966

Apoula EdelApoula Edel
(Association football player)

17 June 1986

Tigran SargsyanTigran Sargsyan
(Prime Minister)

29 January 1960

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Andranik OzanianAndranik Ozanian
(Armenian military commander)

25 February 1865

Patriarch Photios I of ConstantinoplePatriarch Photios I of Constantinople

0810 AD

Viktor HambardzumyanViktor Hambardzumyan

18 September 1908

Saint MesrobSaint Mesrob

0362 AD

Robert KocharianRobert Kocharian

31 August 1954

Andy KhachaturianAndy Khachaturian

25 January 1975

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Andranik MarkaryanAndranik Markaryan
(Prime Minister)

12 June 1949

Serzh SarkisyanSerzh Sarkisyan
(Prime Minister)

30 June 1954

Vartapet KomitasVartapet Komitas

26 September 1869