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
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

Nikol PashinyanNikol Pashinyan
01 June 1975
Prime Minister of Armenia

Anastas MikoyanAnastas Mikoyan
25 November 1895
Revolutionary
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

Mike ConnorsMike Connors
15 August 1925
Actor
Shavarsh KarapetyanShavarsh Karapetyan
19 May 1953
Finswimmer

Angela SarafyanAngela Sarafyan
30 June 1983
Actress

Levon AronianLevon Aronian
06 October 1982
Chess player

Aram KhachaturianAram Khachaturian
06 June 1903
Composer

David NalbandianDavid Nalbandian
01 January 1982
Tennis player
Andy KhachaturianAndy Khachaturian
25 January 1975
 

Arman TsarukyanArman Tsarukyan
11 October 1996
Mixed martial artist

Yousuf KarshYousuf Karsh
23 December 1908
Photographer

Karo ParisyanKaro Parisyan
28 August 1982
Mixed Martial Artist
Giorgio PetrosyanGiorgio Petrosyan
10 December 1985
Kickboxer

Sylvie VartanSylvie Vartan
15 August 1944
Singer
Patrik BaboumianPatrik Baboumian
01 July 1979
Strongman

Tigranes the GreatTigranes the Great
0140 BC
King

Ferenc SzálasiFerenc Szálasi
06 January 1897
Political leader, Prime Minister
Robert KocharianRobert Kocharian
31 August 1954
President

Serzh SarkisyanSerzh Sarkisyan
30 June 1954
Prime Minister
Akim TamiroffAkim Tamiroff
29 October 1899
Actor

Manvel GamburyanManvel Gamburyan
08 May 1981
Mixed Martial Artist

Arthur AbrahamArthur Abraham
20 February 1980
Boxer
Val AveryVal Avery
14 July 1924
Actor

Continue Reading Below
Gregory the IlluminatorGregory the Illuminator
0257 AD
Saint
Harut GrigorianHarut Grigorian
24 March 1989
Kickboxer

Vanes MartirosyanVanes Martirosyan
01 May 1986
Boxer

Mesrop MashtotsMesrop Mashtots
0362 AD
Linguist

Georgi KarakhanyanGeorgi Karakhanyan
29 May 1985
Mixed Martial Artist
Vartapet KomitasVartapet Komitas
26 September 1869
 
Levon Ter-PetrossianLevon Ter-Petrossian
09 January 1946
Former President of Armenia

Melisende, Queen of JerusalemMelisende, Queen of Jerusalem
1105 AD
Queen

Simon MartirosyanSimon Martirosyan
17 February 1997
Weightlifter

Gagik TsarukyanGagik Tsarukyan
25 November 1956
Businessman
Vazgen SargsyanVazgen Sargsyan
05 March 1959
Politician

Karen DarabedyanKaren Darabedyan
18 December 1986
Mixed Martial Artist

Marat GrigorianMarat Grigorian
29 May 1991
Kickboxer

Gor MinasyanGor Minasyan
24 October 1994
Weightlifter

Simon AbkarianSimon Abkarian
05 March 1962
Actor
SirushoSirusho
07 January 1987
Singer-songwriter

Sayat-NovaSayat-Nova
14 June 1712
Poet
Dan JanjigianDan Janjigian
30 April 1972
Actor

Tiridates III of ArmeniaTiridates III of Armenia
0250 AD
King

Andranik OzanianAndranik Ozanian
25 February 1865
Armenian military commander
Vic DarchinyanVic Darchinyan
07 January 1976
Boxer

Ryan BoatrightRyan Boatright
27 December 1992
Basketball player
Ara MalikianAra Malikian
1968 AD
violinist, musician

Anna HakobyanAnna Hakobyan
01 February 1978
First Lady

Gokor ChivichyanGokor Chivichyan
10 May 1963
Judoka

Rouben MamoulianRouben Mamoulian
08 October 1897
Film director

Artur AleksanyanArtur Aleksanyan
21 October 1991
Wrestler
Saint Gregory NarekatziSaint Gregory Narekatzi
0950 AD
Poet

Seda AznavourSeda Aznavour
21 May 1947
Singer

Noel GevorNoel Gevor
18 September 1990
Boxer

Arpi GabrielyanArpi Gabrielyan
18 November 1989
Actress
Gregoire AslanGregoire Aslan
28 March 1908
Actor

Armin T. WegnerArmin T. Wegner
16 October 1886
Author
Samvel YervinyanSamvel Yervinyan
25 January 1966
Musician, Composer, Violinist

SafinazSafinaz
20 December 1983
Belly dancer

Yelena BonnerYelena Bonner
15 February 1923
Human Rights Activist
Apoula EdelApoula Edel
17 June 1986
Association football player

Athena ManoukianAthena Manoukian
22 May 1994
Singer
Iveta MukuchyanIveta Mukuchyan
14 October 1986
Singer

Martiros SaryanMartiros Saryan
28 February 1880
Painter

Harout PamboukjianHarout Pamboukjian
01 July 1950
Singer
Movses KhorenatsiMovses Khorenatsi
0410 AD
Historian

Roman MitichyanRoman Mitichyan
04 September 1978
Mixed Martial Artist
Vardan MamikonianVardan Mamikonian
0387 AD
Military Commander

Missak ManouchianMissak Manouchian
01 September 1906
Poet

Matild ManukyanMatild Manukyan
1914 AD
Businesswoman

Hovhannes TumanyanHovhannes Tumanyan
19 February 1869
Poet
Leo I, King of ArmeniaLeo I, King of Armenia
1150 AD
King
Yurik VardanyanYurik Vardanyan
13 June 1956
Weightlifter

Artaxias IArtaxias I
0230 AD
King

ArmikArmik
Guitarist

Khachatur AbovianKhachatur Abovian
15 October 1809
Writer
Artavasdes II of ArmeniaArtavasdes II of Armenia
King

Armen PetrosyanArmen Petrosyan
06 November 1986
Kickboxer

Bella KocharyanBella Kocharyan
31 January 1954
Former First Lady

Amar SuloevAmar Suloev
07 January 1976
Mixed martial artist

Paruyr SevakParuyr Sevak
24 January 1924
Poet
Michael S. HartMichael S. Hart
08 March 1947
E-book pioneer publisher

Lilit HovhannisyanLilit Hovhannisyan
07 December 1987
Singer
Elena VardanyanElena Vardanyan
22 April 1984
Actress

Isabella, Queen of ArmeniaIsabella, Queen of Armenia
27 January 1216
Queen
Rita SargsyanRita Sargsyan
06 March 1962
Music pedagogue
Emilia ZoryanEmilia Zoryan
21 October 1990
Actress