Armenian

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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Dan Bilzerian

Dan Bilzerian.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 7, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States

A social media celebrity and a professional high-stakes poker player, Dan Bilzerian is known for his extravagant lifestyle and penchant for extreme sports. The King of Instagram, who has also acted in quite a few movies, has a huge fan base, but his lifestyle has landed him in multiple controversies and has also caused two heart attacks.

 2 Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: January 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yerevan

Armenian professional footballer, Henrikh Mkhitaryan ,currently plays for Serie A club Roma and the Armenian national team. He previously played for Pyunik, winning four Armenian Premier League titles with them. Armenia's all-time top goalscorer, he has been named Armenian Footballer of the Year ten times. He is a polyglot and speaks eight languages.

 3 Mike Connors

Mike Connors.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 15, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fresno, California, United States
Died: January 26, 2017

 4 Levon Aronian

Levon Aronian.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Chess Player
Birthdate: October 6, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Yerevan, Armenia

 5 Shavarsh Karapetyan

Shavarsh Karapetyan.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Finswimmer
Birthdate: May 19, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vanadzor, Armenia

 6 Aram Khachaturian

Aram Khachaturian
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: June 6, 1903
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tbilisi
Died: May 1, 1978

 7 Yousuf Karsh

Yousuf Karsh
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Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: December 23, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mardin, Turkey
Died: July 13, 2002
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 8 Angela Sarafyan

Angela Sarafyan
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 30, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yerevan, Armenian SSR, USSR [now Armenia]

 9 Arman Tsarukyan

Arman Tsarukyan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: October 11, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Akhalkalaki, Georgia

 10 Patrik Baboumian

Patrik Baboumian
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Strongman
Birthdate: July 1, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Abadan, Iran

 11 Tigran Petrosian

Tigran Petrosian
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Chess player, Writer
Birthdate: June 17, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia
Died: August 13, 1984

 12 Nikol Pashinyan

Nikol Pashinyan.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Prime Minister of Armenia
Birthdate: June 1, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ijevan

Nikol Pashinyan is an Armenian politician and the current prime minister of Armenia. A multi-talented personality, Pashinyan is also an accomplished journalist and editor; he founded his own newspaper in 1998 and edited Haykakan Zhamanak from 1999 to 2012. In 2018, Time magazine included him amongst the four crusaders trying hard to keep the dream of democracy alive.

 13 Arthur Abraham

Arthur Abraham
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: February 20, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Yerevan, Armenia

 14 Giorgio Petrosyan

Giorgio Petrosyan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Kickboxer
Birthdate: December 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yerevan, Armenia

 15 Anastas Mikoyan

Anastas Mikoyan.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Revolutionary
Birthdate: November 25, 1895
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sanahin, Alaverdi, Armenia
Died: October 21, 1978

Anastas Mikoyan was an Armenian Communist revolutionary. He was an Old Bolshevik. He held several high governmental posts during Joseph Stalin’s rule but began to lose favor towards the end of his regime. He once again regained his power during Nikita Khrushchev’s rule and served as the chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet. He also wrote several memoirs.  

 16 Tigranes the Great

Tigranes the Great
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0140 BC
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 0055 BC

 17 Sylvie Vartan

Sylvie Vartan
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 15, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Iskrets, Bulgaria

 18 Ferenc Szálasi

Ferenc Szálasi
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Political leader, Prime Minister
Birthdate: January 6, 1897
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Košice
Died: March 12, 1946

 19 Andy Khachaturian

Andy Khachaturian
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 25, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tehran

 20 Akim Tamiroff

Akim Tamiroff
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 29, 1899
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tiflis or Baku, Russian Empire
Died: September 17, 1972

 21 Gregory the Illuminator

Gregory the Illuminator
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0257 AD
Birthplace: Kingdom of Armenia
Died: 0331 AD

 22 Manvel Gamburyan

Manvel Gamburyan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: May 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gyumri, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union

 23 Robert Kocharian

Robert Kocharian
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President
Birthdate: August 31, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stepanakert

 24 Dan Janjigian

Dan Janjigian
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 30, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 25 Mesrop Mashtots

Mesrop Mashtots
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Famous As: Linguist
Birthdate: 0362 AD
Birthplace: Hatzikk, Armenia
Died: February 17, 0440

 26 Vartapet Komitas

Vartapet Komitas
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 26, 1869
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kütahya
Died: October 22, 1935

 27 Karen Darabedyan

Karen Darabedyan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: December 18, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Armenian SSR, Soviet Union

 28 Val Avery

Val Avery
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 14, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 12, 2009

 29 Ryan Boatright

Ryan Boatright
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: December 27, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Aurora, Illinois, United States

 30 Ara Malikian

Ara Malikian
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: violinist, musician
Birthdate: 1968 AD
Birthplace: Beirut

 31 Simon Abkarian

Simon Abkarian
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 5, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gonesse, Val d'Oise, France

 32 Vazgen Sargsyan

Vazgen Sargsyan
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ararat, Armenia
Died: October 27, 1999

 33 Gokor Chivichyan

Gokor Chivichyan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Judoka
Birthdate: May 10, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Yerevan, Armenia

 34 Sayat-Nova

Sayat-Nova
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: June 14, 1712
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia
Died: September 22, 1795

 35 Marat Grigorian

Marat Grigorian
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Kickboxer
Birthdate: May 29, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Talin, Armenia

 36 Iveta Mukuchyan

Iveta Mukuchyan
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 14, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Yerevan, Armenia

 37 Vic Darchinyan

Vic Darchinyan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: January 7, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vanadzor, Armenia

 38 Artur Aleksanyan

Artur Aleksanyan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: October 21, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gyumri, Armenia

 39 Anna Hakobyan

Anna Hakobyan
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: First Lady
Birthdate: February 1, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yerevan, Armenia

 40 Saint Gregory Narekatzi

Saint Gregory Narekatzi
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 0950 AD
Birthplace: Yemişlik, Turkey
Died: 1003 AD

 41 Sergey Lavrov

Sergey Lavrov.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Foreign Minister of Russia
Birthdate: March 21, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Sergey Lavrov is a Russian diplomat and politician. Since 2004, he has been serving as the foreign minister of Russia. An alumnus of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), he began his diplomatic career in 1972. Considered a brilliant diplomat, he was later appointed to the post of minister of foreign affairs. He is multi-lingual. 

 42 Georgi Karakhanyan

Georgi Karakhanyan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: May 29, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

 43 Andranik Ozanian

Andranik Ozanian
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Armenian military commander
Birthdate: February 25, 1865
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Şebinkarahisar
Died: August 31, 1927

 44 Rouben Mamoulian

Rouben Mamoulian
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: October 8, 1897
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia
Died: December 4, 1987

 45 Anna Chicherova

Anna Chicherova.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Olympic athlete
Birthdate: July 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yerevan

Anna Chicherova is a Russian high jumper who won a gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She has also won medals at World Championships, which includes a gold and silver medal. She is the third female high jumper to win medals at both the World Championships and the Olympic Games. She also holds the Russian national record (2.07 meters).

 46 Harut Grigorian

Harut Grigorian
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Kickboxer
Birthdate: March 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Yerevan, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union

 47 Melisende, Queen of Jerusalem

Melisende, Queen of Jerusalem
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 1105 AD
Birthplace: County of Edessa, Greece
Died: September 11, 1161

 48 Samvel Yervinyan

Samvel Yervinyan
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician, Composer, Violinist
Birthdate: January 25, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yerevan

 49 Apoula Edel

Apoula Edel
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: June 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yaoundé

 50 Hovhannes Tumanyan

Hovhannes Tumanyan
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: February 19, 1869
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lori Province, Armenia
Died: March 23, 1923