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
Internet Personality, Gambler
Henrikh MkhitaryanHenrikh Mkhitaryan
21 January 1989
Football Player

george gurdjieffGeorge Gurdjieff
01 January 1866
Spiritual Teacher

Nikol PashinyanNikol Pashinyan
01 June 1975
Prime Minister of Armenia

Serzh SargsyanSerzh Sargsyan
30 June 1954
President of Armenia

Anna ChicherovaAnna Chicherova
22 July 1982
Olympic athlete
Anto GarabetAnto Garabet
15 July 1993
YouTuber

HikethegamerHikethegamer
15 July 1982
YouTube Star

Aram KhachaturianAram Khachaturian
06 June 1903
Composer

Anastas MikoyanAnastas Mikoyan
13 November 1895
politician, diplomat
David NalbandianDavid Nalbandian
01 January 1982
Tennis player

Ara MalikianAra Malikian
1968 AD
violinist, musician
Tigranes the GreatTigranes the Great
0140 BC
King

Ferenc SzálasiFerenc Szálasi
06 January 1897
Political leader, Prime Minister

Levon AronianLevon Aronian
06 October 1982
Chess player
Arthur AbrahamArthur Abraham
20 February 1980
Boxer

Gregory the IlluminatorGregory the Illuminator
0257 AD
Saint
Shavarsh KarapetyanShavarsh Karapetyan
19 May 1953
swimmer

Vic DarchinyanVic Darchinyan
07 January 1976
Boxer

Vazgen SargsyanVazgen Sargsyan
05 March 1959
Politician, Prosaist
ArmikArmik
 

Samvel YervinyanSamvel Yervinyan
25 January 1966
Musician, Composer, Violinist
Apoula EdelApoula Edel
17 June 1986
Association football player

Tigran SargsyanTigran Sargsyan
29 January 1960
Prime Minister

Andranik OzanianAndranik Ozanian
25 February 1865
Armenian military commander

Patriarch Photios I of ConstantinoplePatriarch Photios I of Constantinople
0810 AD
Saint
Viktor HambardzumyanViktor Hambardzumyan
18 September 1908
Scientist
Saint MesrobSaint Mesrob
0362 AD
Linguist,

Robert KocharianRobert Kocharian
31 August 1954
President

Andy KhachaturianAndy Khachaturian
25 January 1975
 

Andranik MarkaryanAndranik Markaryan
12 June 1949
Prime Minister
Serzh SarkisyanSerzh Sarkisyan
30 June 1954
Prime Minister

Vartapet KomitasVartapet Komitas
26 September 1869