List of Armenians


List of Armenians

The following are prominent people of Armenian descent.

Actors

*Adrienne Barbeaundash (born 1945) actress
*Akim Tamiroffndash (1899-1972) actor
*Andrea Martinndash (born 1945) actress
*Andy Serkisndash (born 1964) actor
*Aracy Balabanian [http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aracy_Balabanian] ndash (born 1940) brazilian actress
*Arlene Francisndash (1907-2001) actress
*Armen Dzhigarkhanyan — (born 1935) actor
*Armen Jigarkhanyanndash (born 1935) actor
*Arthur Edmund Carewendash (1884-1937) actor
*David Hedisonndash (born 1927) popular actor
*Dmitry Kharatyanndash (born 1960) actor
*Eric Bogosianndash (born 1953) playwright and performance artist
*Erika Marozsánndash (born 1973) Hungarian actress
*Frunzik Mkrtchyanndash (1930-1993) actor
*Gregoire Aslanndash (1908-1982) actor
*Ken Davitianndash (born 1953) actor
*Leonid Yengibarovndash (1935-1972) actor
*Martín Adjemiánndash (1932-2006) Argentine actor and TV host
*Martín Karadagianndash (1922-1991) Argentine actor and TV host
*Marty Papazianndash actor
*Michael Goorjianndash (born 1971) actor and filmmaker
*Mike Connorsndash (born 1925) TV actor
*Naz Edwardsndash (born 1952) actress
*Sid Haigndash (born 1939) actor
*Simon Abkarianndash (born 1962) actor (Casino Royale)
*Stepan Nercessianndash (born 1953) brazilian actor
*Tulip Joshindash (born 1979) actress and model
*Val Averyndash (born 1924) actor
*Vilen Galstyanndash (born ) actor
*Vladimir Msryanndash (born 1938) actor
*Reuben Nakianndash (1897-1986) sculptor

Art

*Alain Miklindash (born 1955) designer
*Ara Gülerndash (born 1928) photographer anonymous
*Arshile Gorkyndash (1904-1948) painter
*Arto Der Haroutunianndash (1940-1987) painter
*Daniel Avakianndash (1980) fashion designer
*Garegin Khachatryanndash (1975-1995) ceramic-sculptor, painter
*Gevorg Bashinjagyanndash (1857-1925) painter
*Alexander Boghossianndash (1937-2003) Ethiopian-Armenian painter
*Hovsep Pushmanndash (1877-1966) painter
*Ivan Aivazovskyndash (1817-1900) painter (original name Hovhannes Aivazian)
*Larry Gagosianndash (born 1945) art dealer
*Malak Karshndash (1915-2001) landscape photographer; art collector
*Martiros Saryanndash (1880-1972) painter
*Minas Avetisyanndash (1928-1975) painter
*Nonny Hogrogianndash (born 1932) author and illustrator
*Raffi Armenianndash (born 1942) conductor, pianist, composer, and teacher.
*Rafik Khachatryanndash (1937-1993) sculptor
*Ronald Dzerigianndash (born 1976) painter
*Sarkisndash (born 1938) sculptor
*Sarkis Ordyanndash (1918-2003) painter
*Sybil (Zabel Asadour)ndash (1863 - 1934) poet
*Teodor Axentowiczndash (1859-1938) Polish-Armenian painter
*Tigran Avakian, (born) photographer
*Toros Roslinndash (1216-1288) medieval painter
*Vartan Malakianndash (born 1947) painter
*Yousuf Karshndash (1908-2002) portrait photographer.
*Clifford Ara Condak (Koundakjian)ndash (1930 - 1986) Armenian illustator, painter, NYC.

Authors

*A.I. Bezzeridesndash (1908-2007) screenwriter and novelist
*Adam Bagdasarianndash writer
*Alexander Movsesyanndash playwright and novelist
*Alexander Varbetianndash (born 1943) Armenologist and ethnologist
*Ara Baliozianndash (born 1936) man of letters
*Aram Saroyanndash (born 1943) poet, novelist
*Artine Artinianndash (1907-2005) literature scholar
*Arto Der Haroutunianndash (1940-1987) author
*Atrpetndash (1860-1937) writer
*Axel Bakuntsndash (1889-1937) writer
*Avetik Isahakyanndash (1885-1957) poet
*Chris Bohjalianndash novelist
*Claude Mutafianndash (born 1942) historian and mathematican
*David Barsamianndash writer, radio host
*Garabet Ibrăileanundash (1871-1936) writer, literary critic, professor
*Gary Braverndash fiction writer
*George Ouzounian (known as "Maddox")ndash (born 1978) author, satirist and webmaster
*Gevorg Eminndash (1918-1998) poet, essayist, and translator
*Gevorg Nazaryanndash (born 1976) Armenologist
*Gheorghe Asachindash (1788-1869) writer, poet, historian, painter
*Ghazaros Aghayanndash (1840-1911) writer
*Gregory of Narek (Krikor Naregatsi)ndash (951-1003) religious poet
*Henri Troyat (born Levon Aslan Torossian)ndash (1911-2007) one of France's most prolific, popular and respected authors
*Hovhannes Shirazndash (1915-1984) poet
*Hovhannes Tumanyanndash (1869-1923) novelist
*James Der Derianndash international relations researcher and author
*Joseph Orbelindash (1887-1961) Orientalist
*Khachatur Abovianndash (1805-1842) writer
*Levon Shantndash (1869-1951) playwright, novelist
*M. M. Mangasarianndash (1859-1943) writer
*Martiros Kavoukjianndash (1908-1988) Armenologist
*Michael Arlenndash (1895-1956) British-Armenian writer
*Michael Caseyndash (born 1947) poet
*Nancy Kricorianndash writer, activist
*Nicholas Adontzndash (1871-1942) historian and philologist
*Paruyr Sevakndash (1924-1971) poet
*Peter Balakianndash (born 1951) author
*Raffi (Hagop Hagopian)ndash (1835-1888) novelist and poet
*Rick Bayanndash (born 1950) essayist, humorist and philosopher
*Sayat Novandash poet, (1712-1795) philosopher and poet
*Serj Tankianndash poet
*Siamantondash (1878-1915) poet and martyr
*Silva Kaputikyanndash (1919-2006) poet
*Smbat Shahazizndash (1840-1908) writer
*Thomas Woodsndash (born 1972) author and scholar
*Vahan Tekeyanndash (1878-1948) writer
*Varandndash (Born 1954), Armenian Poet, Writer, Translator, Painter, Professor of Armenian Literature, Several Prize Recipient
*Vittoria Aganoorndash (1855-1910) poet
*Francis Veberndash (born 1937) screen writer
*William Saroyanndash (1908-1981) short story writer, novelist, playwright, essayist and memoirist

Business

*Alain Miklitarianndash (born 1955) owner of Alain Mikli
*Alexander Mantashevndash (1842-1911) Oil tycoon
*Alex Manoogianndash (1901-1996) Founder of Masco
*Alex Seropianndash Founder of Bungie Studios
*Apcar Familyndash Merchants in British India
*Ara Abramyanndash (1957-) Armenian-Russian businessman, and President of the Union of Armenians in Russia
*Avedis Zildjianndash Founder of Zildjian
*Calouste Gulbenkianndash (1869-1955) Businessman and Oil tycoon
*Nubar Gulbenkianndash (1896-1972) Oil tycoon, son of Calouste
*Carol Blackndash CEO and President of Lifetime Entertainment Service
*David Mugarndash entrepreneur [ [http://www.teenink.com/Past/9900/September/Interviews/Mugar.html Teen Ink: Poetry ] ]
*Eduardo Eurnekianndash Billionaire Businessman, owner of over 30 airports
*George Krikorianndash owner of "Krikorian Premiere Theaters"
*George Manookndash (1762-1827) Merchant in Java
*Gerard Cafesjianndash Entrepreneur and philanthropist
*Granger Kent Costikyanndash (1907-1998) Long Partner of Brown Brothers Harriman
*Jack Kachkarndash (born 1963) CEO of Inyx
*Kirk Kerkorianndash (born 1917) owner and founder of MGM Mirage
*Richard Donchianndash (1905-1993) Financier
*Richard Manoogianndash (born 1936) Chairman of Masco Corp
*Robert Zildjianndash CEO and Founder of Sabian Cymbals
*Ronald Alepianndash Communications advisor, co-founder CYMA (Canadian Youth Mission to Armenia)
*Ruben Vardanianndash CEO and Chairman of Troika Dialog Group
*Serge Tchurukndash CEO and chairman of Alcatel
*Vahan Janjigianndash Senior VP and executive director at Forbes
*Vahe Aghabegiansndash entrepreneur
*David Shakarianndash Founder of GNC

Entertainment - Film

*Alek Keshishianndash (born 1964) Lebanese-born American film director
*Aleksandr Atanesyanndash (born 1953) Russian-Armenian director [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0040286/]
*Alice Panikianndash (born 1985) 2006 Miss Universe Canada
*Andre Manoukianndash (born 1957) choreographer in France
*Artavazd Ashoti Peleshyanndash film director
*Arthur Sarkissianndash screenwriter (Rush Hour 1, 2 & 3)
*Atom Egoyanndash (born 1960) film director
*Bob Kevoian(born 1950) Co-host of the Bob & Tom Show
*Cherylin Sarkisian LaPierendash (born 1946) a.k.a. Cherndash singer, actress
*David Dickinsonndash (born 1941) British television personality
*Deran Sarafianndash (born 1968) television director
*Edmond Keosayanndash (1936-1994) film director
*Garik Martirosyanndash (born 1974) TV host and comedian
*George Duranndash (born 1975) entertainer
*George Krikorianndash (born 1945) Krikorian Premiere Theaters
*Haig Acterianndash (1904-1943) Romanian film and Theater director
*Henri Verneuilndash (1920-2002) filmmaker
*Henrik Malyanndash (born 1925) film writer and director
*Howard Kazanjianndash (born 1942) producer
*Jeff Bozz Bozigianndash Star of reality show and co-owner, Sunset Tan
*Levon Mkrtchyanndash (born 1953) film director
*Karen Shakhnazarovndash (born 1952) filmmaker, producer and head of the Mosfilm studios
*Kim Kardashianndash (born 1980) Model, designer, business woman
*Leslie Erganianndash artist and television personality
*Mark Vahradianndash producer
*Michael Omartianndash (born 1945) music producer of Donna Summer
*Mikhail Vartanovndash (born 1937) filmmaker
*Patrick Masbourianndash (born 1970) Quebec (Canada) television personality
*Pierre Chammassianndash comedian
*Richard Ouzounianndash (born 1950) Armenian by adoption; playwright, director, critic, artistic director;
*Rouben Mamoulianndash (1897-1987) film and theater director
*Sergei Parajanovndash (1924-1990) filmmaker
*Steven Zaillianndash (born 1953) screenwriter, producer
*Tigran Xmalian (aka Khzmalyan)ndash (born April 8, 1963) Independent Armenian filmmaker, screenwriter and producer
*Vartan Malakianndash (born 1947) artist
*Vilen Koloutandash (1930-1999) cinematographer
*Yevgeny Petrosyanndash (born 1945) comedian
*Yevgeny Vakhtangovndash (1883-1922) theater director
*Yvette Nelsonndash (born 1972) actress, Singer-songwriter, model

Journalists

*Anita Vogelndash news correspondent of Fox News
*Armen Keteyianndash (born 1953) reporter
*Ben Bagdikianndash (born 1920) former editor in chief of Washington Post
*David Ignatiusndash (born 1950) associate editor of Washington Post
*Hrant Dinkndash (1954-2007) executive editor of Turkish-Armenian newspaper Agos
*Janet Shamlianndash NBC News correspondent
*John Garabedianndash radio host
*Matt Vasgersianndash (born 1967) sportscaster
*Nicolas Kristofndash (born 1959) correspondent of New York Times
*Philip Terzianndash (born 1950) editor at Weekly Standard
*Roger Tatarianndash (1917-1995) senior VP of United Press International
*Sergei Dovlatovndash (1941-1990) columnist, contributor of New Yorker
*Tim Kurkjianndash (born 1956) analyst at ESPN
*George Donikianndash news anchor in Australia

Medicine

*Ara Darzi, Baron Darzi of Denhamndash surgeon, pioneer in minimally invasive and robot-assisted surgery
*Dr. Ana Aslanndash (1899 - ?) Bucharest, Romania. She dedicated her life to the field of geriatrics becoming Romania's first female physician as well as its first cardiologist. She founded the Bucharest Geriatric Institute. The "Aslan Original Therapies", based on anti-aging compounds she developed are used today all over the world.
*George Aghajanianndash physician, neuropharmacologist and pioneer in serotonin receptor research.
*Roger Altounyanndash asthma researcher, pharmacologist who pioneered use of cromolyn sodium inhalation therapy for asthma
*A.V. Apkarianndash pioneer in magnetic resonance spectroscopy research of the brain
*Viken Babikianndash cardiovascular researcher
*Aram Chobanianndash Dean, Boston University School of Medicine, leader in cardiology research
*Raymond V. Damadianndash inventor of MRI, inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame
*Albert Kapikianndash virologist and pioneer in vaccine development for rotavirus.
*Varaztad Kazanjianndash pioneer plastic surgeon.
*J. W. Kebabianndash neuroscientist and pioneer in dopamine receptor research
*Jack Kevorkianndash pathologist, euthanasia activist
*Zaven Khatchaturianndash neuroscientist; Alzheimer's disease researcher
*Edward Khantzianndash Harvard psychiatrist; developed self medication hypothesis of substance abuse
*Leon Orbelindash (1882 - 1958) Dr. Orbeli was a physiologist who studied under the famous Pavlov. He was the first head of the Institute of Evolutionary Physiology in Russia.
*Ray Sahelianndash world renowned nutrition/nutritional supplement expert and best selling author
*Alex Sevanianndash molecular pharmacologist; pioneer in free radical and antioxidant research
*Michel (Michael) Ter-Pogossianndash inventor of PET scan

Military

*Andranik Ozanianndash (1865 - 1927) World War I General.
*Bardas Phocasndash Late Roman (Byzantine) general.
*Bardas Sklerusndash Late Roman (Byzantine) general.
*Basentsi Azoyanndash (1947 - 2006) Major-General and chief of the Intelligence Department of the Armenian armed forces.
*Drastamat Kanayan (1884-1956) Commander of the Armenian Legion
*Gaik Ovakimianndash (1898 - 1967) Major General, Soviet spy.
*Gayk Bzhishkyanndash (1887 - 1937) Soviet military commander.
*Garegin Njdehndash (1886 - 1955) Freedom fighter and World War I General.
*Gregory Pakourianosndash (? - 1086) general in the Byzantine army.
*Mikael Harutyunyanndash (born 1946) 7th Defence Minister.
*Seyran Ohanyanndash (born 1962) Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces.
*Seyran Shahsuvaryanndash (born 1953) Army Colonel of the RA.
*Gurgen Dalibaltayanndash colonel-general, Armenian Armed Forces.
*Hamazasp Babadjanianndash (1906-1977); Chief Marshal of the Armored troops of the USSR.
*Hovhannes (Ivan) Baghramianndash (1897 - 1982) Soviet Marshal; Deputy Minister of Defense, World War II Commander of a Front.
*Ivan Lazarevndash (1820 - 1887) general in the Russian Army during the Russo-Turkish War, 1877–1878.
*Ivan Stepanovich Isakovndash (1894 - 1967); Soviet Admiral; Chief of Main headquarters of Soviet Navy, World War II.
*John I Tzimiscesndash (925 - 976) Late Roman (Byzantine) general and emperor.
*Kekaumenosndash Late Roman (Byzantine) general; author.
*Lazar Serebryakovndash (1795 - 1862) admiral.
*Mikhail Tarielovich Loris-Melikovndash (1825 or 1826 - 1888), General of the Cavalry; Adjutant General of the Svita; Minister of Interior, Russian Empire.
*Monte Melkonianndash (1957 – 1993) Armenian military commander in the Nagorno-Karabakh war.
*Movses Silikyanndash (1862-1937) Major General; Commander of Armenian troops; hero of Battle of Sardarapat
*Narsesndash (478-573) Late Roman (Byzantine) general.
*Nicephorus II Phocasndash (912–969) Late Roman (Byzantine) general and emperor.
*Paul Ignatiusndash (born 1920) United States Assistant Secretary of Defense (Installations and Logistics); US Secretary of the Navy;
*Philaretos Brachamiosndash Late Roman (Byzantine) general.
*Rafael Ivanovich Kapreliantsndash (1909-1984) pilot and Air Force commander.
*Sergei Khudyakovndash (1901 - 1950) Chief-Air-Marshal, USSR; commander of the Anti-aircraft warfare of Moscow, World War II.
*St. Vardan Mamikonianndash (died 451) 5th century general; led rebellion of Christian Armenians against Zoroastrian Persians.
*Ter-Gukasovndash Yerevan Forces commander of Russia's army during the Russo-Turkish War, 1877–1878.
*Valerian Madatovndash (1782 - 1829) general.
*Yeprem Khanndash (1868-1912) Armenian-Iranian revolutionary leader.
*Zhora Grigory Isahakyanndash (1922-1993) general-engineer of Soviet Army railway division.

Music

*Alan Hovhanessndash (1911-2000) composer.
*Alexander Arutiunianndash (born 1920) composer.
*Alexander Kaloianndash (born 1962) composer.
*Alexey Ekimyanndash (1927-1982) composer
*Anahid Ajemianndash (born 1924) violinist.
*Andréndash (born 1979) pop singer.
*Andy (Andranik Madadian)ndash (born 1956) singer.
*Ara Berberianndash (1930-2005) opera singer.
*Aram Asatryanndash (1953-2006) pop singer.
*Aram Gharabekianndash (born 1954) conducror. National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia
*Aram Khachaturianndash (1903-1978) Armenia, composer.
*Armen Anassianndash violinist.
*Armen Movsessianndash violinist.
*Armen Nalbandianndash (born 1978) pianist, composer
*Arno Babadzhanianndash (1921-1983) composer.
*Artemi Ayvazyanndash (1902-1975) composer
*Arto Tunçboyacıyanndash (born 1957) percussionist and singer, brother of Onno Tunç.
*Avet Terterianndash (1929-1994) USSR, Armenia, composer.
*Bulat Okudzhavandash (1924-1997) Armenian-Georgian musician, poet and editor
*Cathy Berberianndash (1925-1983) mezzo-soprano singer.
*Charles Aznavourndash (born 1924) France, singer, songwriter, actor.
*Cher (Cherilyn Sarkisian)ndash USA; (born 1946) singer, songwriter, actor, director.
*Clint Bajakianndash USA; composer of video game music.
*Dennis Agajanianndash USA; gospel singer; "Harvest Crusade".
*Derek Sherinianndash (born 1966) USA, world renowned rock and fusion keyboardist.
*Djivan Gasparyanndash (born 1928) musician, composer.
*Edward Manukyanndash (born 1981) USA, composer.
*François Kevorkianndash (born 1954) USA, producer and record label owner
*George Avakianndash (born 1919) jazz producer.
*George Tutunjianndash (died 2006) pioneering Armenian Revolutionary songs performer.
*Georges Garvarentzndash (1932-1993) composer.
*Gevorg Sargsyanndash (born 1981) Opera-simfonic conductor.
*Greg Steelendash (born 1963), USA Original guitarist for rock band Faster Pussycat
*Harout Pamboukjianndash (born 1950) Armenian singer and songwriter.…
*Harry Tavitianndash (born 1952) jazz musician.
*Hasmik Karapetian ndash (born 1979, Armenia) soprano singer and vocal teacher in Iran.
*Hasmik Papianndash (born 1961) soprano.
*Haykondash singer.
*Herbert Von Karajanndash (born 1908) Austria, Dirigent.
*Hélène Ségarandash (born 1971) France, singer.
*Irina Allegrovandash (born 1952) Russia, singer
*Isabel Bayrakdarianndash (born 1974) Canada, soprano and engineer.
*Joe Strummerndash (1952-2002) singer, guitarist, and lyricist for the punk band The Clash
*John Heraldndash (1939-2005) USA, bluegrass musician.
*John Berberianndash Oud player, U.S.A
*Komitas Vardapetndash (1896-1935) Armenia, musician.
*Lena Chamamyanndash Syrian-Armenian singer.
*Leon Redbonendash (born 1949) USA; neo-vaudeville singer ("unconfirmed").
*Levon Ambartsumianndash (born 1955) classical violinist.
*Levon Ichkhanianndash (born 1964) guitarist/multi-instrumentalist.
*Loris Tjeknavorianndash (born 1937) Iran, Armenia, composer.
*Lucine Amarandash (born 1927) prima donna "Lucine Tockqui Armaganian "
*Maria Nalbandianndash (born 1983), Lebanese singer.
*Marie Laforêtndash (born 1939) singer.
*Maro Ajemianndash (1921-1978) pianist.
*Michel Legrandndash (born 1932) France, composer.
*Mihran Kirakosianndash Dancer/Singer/Actor, Back-up dancer to Madonna, Britney Spears and more
*Mikael Tariverdievndash (1931-1996) USSR, composer.
*Nikol Galanderianndash (1881-1946) Iran, composer.
*Norayr Mnatsakanyanndash (1923-1986) Armenia, national singer.
*Nourhanne– (born 1977) Egyptian singer from Armenian (Lebanon) parents.
*Nune Yesayanndash (born 1969) pop musician.
*Ohannes Tunçboyacıyan (Onno Tunç)ndash (1948-1996) Turkish-Armenian musician, composer.
*Patrick Fiorindash (born 1969) France; singer.
*Pavel Lisitsianndash (1911-2004) Russia, opera singer.
*Paz Lenchantinndash (born 1973) Argentine musician
*Raffi Armenian (born 1942), Armenian-Canadian conductor, pianist, composer, and teacher
*Raffi Cavoukianndash (born 1948) stage name Raffi, Canada, children's singer, songwriter, musician.
*Richard Hagopianndash (born 1937) musician.
*Ross Bagdasarianndash (1919-1972) USA, pseudonym "David Seville"; creator of Alvin and the Chipmunks.
*Ross Bagdasarian, Jr.ndash (born 1949) USA, continues work of his father for Alvin and the Chipmunks.
*Rosy Armenndash France, singer.
*Rouben Hakhverdianndash musician, songwriter.
*Samvel Yervinyanndash (1966-), violinist
*Sayat Nova (Harutin)ndash (1712-1795) Armenia, Georgia, folk songwriter-musician, XVIII century.
*Sergey Khachatryan - (born 1985) youngest violinist winner of Sibelius competition and 2005 winner Queen Elizabeth competition.
*Sergio Galoyanndash (born 1981) record producer and songwriter
*Slava Grigoryanndash (born 1976) guitar virtuoso.
*Stephanie (born 1987) Japanese singer, Armenian father.
*Sylvie Vartanndash (born 1944) France, singer.
*System of a Downndash USA, alternative metal band.
**Serj Tankianndash (born 1967) USA, vocals, keyboards.
**Daron Malakianndash (born 1975) USA, guitar, vocals.
**Shavo Odadjianndash (born 1974) USA, bass.
**John Dolmayanndash (born 1973) USA, drums.
*Tigran Mansurianndash (born 1939) composer
*Tonio K.ndash (born 1950) USA, recording artist and composer
*Udi Hrant Kenkulianndash (1901-1978) musician.
*Vatche Hovsepianndash musician.
*Vladimir Fontikovndash (1941-1987) Russian Born Armenian Opera Singer
*Zulalndash Armenian A Cappella Folk Trio.

Politics

*Abel Aganbegyanndash (born 1932) senior economic advisor for Russia under Gorbachev.
*Adam Benjaminndash (1935-1982) American congressman.
*Alexander Raphaelndash first Armenian member of British Parliament; Sheriff of London.
*Anastas Ivanovich Mikoyanndash (1895-1978) Soviet politician and statesman.
*Andranik Margaryanndash (born 1951-2007) prime minister, Armenia.
*André Arthurndash (born 1943) Canadian radio host and politician.
*Anna Eshoondash (born 1942) congresswoman.
*Karen Demirchyanndash (1932-1999) politician.
*Arkadi Ghukasyanndash (born 1957) president, Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.
*Armen Ayvazyanndash (born 1964) Political Scientist and Historian, Director of Ararat Center for Strategic Research
*Armen Movsisyan Energy Minister, Armenia
*Armen Sargsyanndash (born 1953) prime minister, Armenia (1996-1997).
*Arthur Chilingarovndash (born 1939) scientist, Hero of the Soviet Union, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma.
*Bardas Mamikonianndash Caesar and regent of the Late Roman (Byzantine) Empire (856-866).
*Basil I the Macedonianndash (811-886) Late Roman (Byzantine) emperor (867-886), (considered himself an Armenian Arsacide).
*Basil II the Macedonianndash (958-1025) Late Roman (Byzantine) emperor of Armenian Dynasty (975-1025). One of the greatest emperors of the Byzantine Empire. He was part Greek and part Armenian. His great-grandfather was a full-blooded Armenian named Emperor Romanus I.
*Benon Sevanndash (born 1937) UN official.
*Brad Avakianndash (born 1961) Commissioner of the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries.
*Bob Avakianndash (born 1943) chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA.
*Charles Pashayanndash (born 1941) Congressman from Fresno area.
*Charles Poochigianndash (born 1949) California State Senator.
*David Bohigianndash Assistant Secretary of Commerce
*Edouard Balladurndash (born 1929) French politician, Prime Minister (1993-1995).
*Émile Lahoudndash (born 1936) President of Lebanon.
*Ferenc Szálasindash (1897-1946) part Armenian (name was Salasyan); leader of Hungary, World War II.
*Frank V. Zerunyanndash Medical Board of California.
*George Deukmejianndash (born 1928) former governor of California.
*Georgy Shakhnazarovndash (1924-2001) Soviet politician.
*Gladys Berejiklianndash Australian MP.
*Armen Harutyunyanndash ombudsman of RA since 2006.
*Heraclius the Elder– Exarch of Africa Province in the Late Roman Empire, late 6th, early 7th centuries, father of Emperor Heraclius.
*Heracliusndash (575-641) Late Roman (Byzantine) Emperor (610-641).
*Howard Kaloogianndash (born 1951) California State Assemblyman from 1994-2000.
*Ivan Agayants– (1911-1968) Soviet Intelligence General of Armenian origin.
*Jackie Speierndash American Democratic politician.
*Joe Hockey– Australian Minister of Employment and Workplace Relations. [ [http://www.agbu.org/pressoffice/article.asp?ID=396 AGBU Sydney Chapter Celebrates Annual Australia Day] ]
*Joe Simitianndash Senator in California.
*Karim Pakradounindash (born 1944) Lebanese politician.
*Ken Khachigianndash former chief speechwriter and White House adviser.
*Larry Zarianndash (born 1937) Mayor, Glendale, California.
*Leo V the Armenianndash (775-820) Late Roman (Byzantine) emperor (813-820).
*Levon Ter-Petrossianndash former president, Armenia (1991-1998).
*Lois Tarkanianndash councilwoman.
*Mark Krikorianndash political scientist and executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies
*Manuc Beindash (1769-1817) Romanian diplomat and merchant
*Melisende of Jerusalem, Queen of Jerusalem
*Mikhail Tarielovich Loris-Melikovndash Russian general and statesman.
*Miklós Horthyndash (1868-1957) part Armenian (Mikhail Nalbandian) the Regent of Hungary during the interwar years and throughout most of World War II
*Missak Manouchianndash French Resistance hero World War II.
*Nubar Pashandash Egyptian statesman.
*Patrick Devedjianndash French politician and minister.
*Philippicus Vartanes, Eastern Roman emperor (711–713).
*Rachel Kaprielianndash Massachusetts State representative.
*Raymond Setlakwendash Canadian politician.
*Richard Dekmejianndash political science professor; Middle East expert.
*Robert Kocharyanndash former president, Armenia (1998-2008).
*Samuel Der-Yeghiayanndash United States federal judge for the Northern District of Illinois
*Sarkis Assadourianndash Canadian politician, member of Parliament.
*Scott Avedisianndash Mayor of Warwick, Rhode Island.
*Sergei Martynovndash foreign minister of Belarus, ethnic Belarusian born in Armenia.
*Sergey Lavrovndash (born 1950) foreign minister of Russia, Armenian father.
*Serzh Sargsyanndash current president, Armenia (2008-).
*Stepan Shaumyan, Stepan Geworgi Shahumian;ndash politician; revolutionary.
*Sian Eliasndash judge.
*Tigranes the Greatndash King, Armenia (95-56 BC); allied with Mithridates Pontus; warred against Romans under Lucius Cornelius Sulla and Lucius Licinius Lucullus.
*Vardan Ayvazyan Ecology Minister, Armenia
*Vartan Oskanian foreign minister 1998-2008
*Varujan Vosganianndash (born 1958) Romania's Minister of Economy and Commerce
*Vazgen Sargsyanndash prime minister, Armenia (1999).
*Virgil Madgearundash (1887-1940) Romanian politician and economist

Religion

*Benny Hinnndash half Armenian; Israeli-born pastor and televangelist.
*Catholicos of Armeniandash head bishop of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
*David Anhaght, philosopher.
*Demos Shakarianndash founder of the Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship International.
*G. I. Gurdjieffndash (Georges Ivanovich); half Armenian; mystic, philosopher.
*Garegin II Catholicos (1999-present)
*Gregory the Illuminatorndash ("Krikor"); Christian saint, founder of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
*Gregory of Narekndash Armenian monk, poet, theologian and mystical philosopher.
*Gregory Peter XV Aghajanian, Cardianalndash (1895 - 1971) Tiflis, Georgia. He attained the academic degree of Doctorate in Theology, Philosophy and Jurisprudence. He mastered Armenian, Russian, Italian, French, English, Latin, Classical Greek, German, Spanish and Arabic languages.
*Haik Hovsepian Mehrndash bishop.
*Hayton of Corycusndash monk and historian
*Hovannes Draskhanakertsindash Catholicos.
*Isaac of Armeniandash Catholicos.
*Józef Teodorowiczndash metropolitan of Armenian Catholic Church in Lviv
*Mekhitar Petrossian (Abbot Mekhitar of Sebastiandash (1676 - 1749) Founder of the Armenian Catholic Order of the Mechitarists in Venice and Vienna.
*Mkrtich Khrimian (Khrimian Hayrik)ndash (1820 - 1907) He became ordained at age 33 as a priest. With his modest printing equipment he started to publish "Eagle of Vaspurakan" in 1858, the first Armenian newspaper published in the Ottoman Empire.
*Nerses Balientsndash monk
*Patriarch Karekin II Kazanjian of Constantinoplendash 83rd Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople. Bishop and author.
*Pavel Florenskyndash theologian, philosopher.
*R.J. Rushdoonyndash Christian Reconstructionist.
*Roger Youderianndash an evangelical Christian missionary
*Sarmadndash Indian-Armenian Saint, poet and Mystic (17th Century)
*Saint Nerses I the Great (Nerses Shnorhali)ndash Catholicos, writer.
*Saint Mesrop Mashtotsndash inventor of the Armenian alphabet.
*Shushanikndash saint.
*Stepanos Orbelianndash Metropolitan of the province of Syunik
*Vazgen Indash Catholicos, (1908 - 1994) His Holiness, Bucharest, Romania. He served the Armenian Church for 40 years.
*Krikor Bedros Cardinal Aghajanianndash (1895-1971) Cardinal of the Armenian Catholic Church in communion with Rome. He was among the leading candidates for Papacy in 1958.

cience

*Alexander Abianndash mathematician
*Aleksei Sisakianndash prominent ultimate particle and mathematical physics specialist; director of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Dubnay United Nuclear Research Inst.); his father, Norayr Sisakian, established Cosmic Biology [ [http://www.armeniandiaspora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=23570 Aleksey Sisakian Newly Appointed Head of Dubnay Nuclear Institute - Armenian Diaspora News Forum ] ]
*Artem Mikoyanndash designer of MiG aircraft
*Boris Babaianndash father of Soviet supercomputer
*Giacomo Luigi Ciamician; father of Photochemistry and Solar Energy
*Edgar Danielyanndash computer security expert and author
*George Adomianndash mathematician, engineer
*Gurgen Askaryanndash physicist, inventor of light self focusing
*Harry K. Daghlian, Jr.ndash physicist who worked and perished at the Manhattan Project Los Alamos laboratory.
*Hovhannes Abgari Adamianndash engineer, inventor of the ink to color BW TV
*Hrayr Shahinianndash Director of the Skull Base Institute.
*Ivan Knunyantsndash chemist
*James P. Bagianndash NASA astronaut
*Karapet Chobanyanndash mechanical engineer, made first discovery in Armenia.
*Leonid Khachiyanndash mathematician
*Luther George Simjianndash inventor of autofocus camera, ATMs, flight simulator, postage meter.
*Charlie Papazianndash nuclear engineer
*Michel (Michael) Ter-Pogossian–father of positron emission tomography (pet Scans) which has revolutionized the understanding of how the brain functions
*Mikhail Piotrovskyndash (born 1944) Orientalist, Director of the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg
*Mikhail Pogosyanndash Director General, Sukhoi Aircraft Corporation
*Mekhitar Heratsindash (1100s) He was a priest who wrote an encyclopedia on medicine. He theorized that fever results from internal changes in the body, a revolutionary idea for medieval medicine. His work included psychotherapy, surgery, diet and herbs to cure diseases.
*Paris Herounindash (born 1933) radio physicist and professor
*Robert Nalbandyanndash chemist
*Semyon Kirlianndash pioneer of photography
*Serge Mikoyanndash nephew of Artem Mikoyan, and head design engineer at Mikoyan Design Burreau, developed MiG-29 and MiG-31
*Sergey Mergelyanndash mathematician
*Soukias Manasserianndash Engineer and Inventor
*Spiru Haretndash (1851-1912) Romanian astronomer, mathematician and politician
*Viktor Amazaspovich Ambartsumianndash (1908-1996) astronomer, physicist; various spellings of names. His textbook, Theoretical Astrophysics (1958) went through many editions and translations. His presentations drew large audiences at international symposia.
*B. E. Markarianndash astrophysicist; http://www.starrywonders.com/markarian.html

ports

*Alain Boghossianndash footballer, Parma and France (Retired)
*Alain Prostndash Formula One champion
*Alecko Eskandarianndash soccer player, Real Salt Lake (USA)
*Amar Suloevndash mma fighter
*Andranik Eskandarianndash soccer player (Played for IRAN in the 1978 world Cup - 1979-1984 New York Cosmos)
*Andranik Teymourianndash footballer, Fulham FC (England) and Iran
*Andre Agassindash tennis player [ [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1152468/bio Andre Agassi - Biography ] ] [ [http://www.nndb.com/ancestry/940/000043811/ Armenian Ancestry ] ] [ [http://www.filmbug.com/db/4208 Andre Agassi @ Filmbug ] ]
*Ara Abrahamianndash sport wrestler, silver medalist at the 2004 Olympics
*Ara Parseghianndash football coach
*Jim Essianndash former catcher for the Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics and Minnesota Twins; manager for Chicago Cubs in 1991
*Armen Keteyianndash broadcaster
*Armen Nazarianndash athlete, twice Greco-Roman wrestling Olympic champion
*Arshak Petrosianndash chess master, coach
*Artashes Minasianndash chess master, Olympic champion
*Artavazd Karamyanndash footballer, Armenia NT key player
*Arthur Abrahamndash boxing
*Artiom Kiouregkianndash wrestler
*Ashot Nadanianndash chess master, theoretician, coach
*Ben Agajanianndash First NFL placekicker
*Biurakn Hakhverdianndash water polo player
*Christopher J.C. Agajanian motorsports promoter and racecar owner
*David Hambartsumianndash diver, twice European champion, bronze 1980 Olympic, 16 times champion of USSR.
*David Nalbandianndash tennis player
*Drew Casenndash contract bridge master, 2nd place 1990 World Bridge Championship Geneva
*Edgar Manucharyanndash footballer, Ajax Amsterdam (Holland) and Armenia
*Eduard Eranosyan ndash footballer and manager
*Frankie Kazarianndash professional wrestler
*Gabriel Sargissianndash chess master, Olympic champion
*Gago Aroetjunjanndash Dutch muay thai kickboxer
*Garo Yepremianndash NFL kicker
*Garry Kasparovndash world chess champion
*Gary Danielsonndash Retired NFL player, quarterback of the Detroit Lions
*Gary Kerkorianndash Retired NFL player, quarterback of the Baltimore Colts
*Gegard Mousasindash mma fighter
*Genrikh Gasparyanndash chess master
*Gevorg Petrosyanndash muay thai kickboxer
*Gokor Chivichyanndash Judoka
*Hal Haig Priestendash diver, Bronze Olympic medalist
*Igor Ter-Owanesjanndash Olympic Long Jump Champion.
*Ilya Yavruyanndash soccer striker, Maccabi Tel Aviv player
*Jerry Tarkanianndash basketball coach
*Karen Asrianndash chess master, Olympic champion
*Karo Parisyanndash UFC Fighter
*Katerina Maleevandash tennis player
*Kenny Florianndash UFC Fighter
*Khoren Gevorndash boxer
*Khoren Oganesian footballer
*Levon Aronianndash chess master, ranked 3rd in the world, Olympic champion
*Lilit Mkrtchianndash chess master
*Magdalena Maleevandash tennis player
*Manuela Maleevandash tennis player
*Manvel Gamburyan UFC Fighter
*Marcelo Djianndash soccer player
*Matt Vasgersianndash broadcaster
*Matthew Ridgendash rugby union and rugby league player
*Mkkhitar Manukyanndash wrestler
*Nikita Simonyanndash Soviet footballer
*Norair Nurikianndash weightlifter
*Patrick Baboumianndash bodybuilder and strongman competitor
*Rafael Vaganianndash chess master
*Rien Longndash NFL Player for the Tennessee Titans
*Roman Mitichyanndash UFC fighter
*Sargis Sargsianndash tennis player
*Sergei Movsesianndash chess master
*Sergio Markariánndash soccer manager, former Paraguay NT and Panathinaikos FC manager
*Smbat Lputianndash chess master, Olympic champion
*Steve Bedrosianndash baseball player
*Steve Furnessndash Former NFL player, defensive lineman for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
*Steve Sarkisianndash former CFL quarterback; former quarterback coach of the Oakland Raiders
*Susianna Kentikianndash professional boxer
*Tigran Petrosianndash world chess champion
*Tim Kurkjianndash baseball analyst on ESPN
*Vanes Martirosyanndash Boxer
*Varuzhan Akobianndash chess master
*Vic Darchinyanndash boxer
*Vladimir Akopianndash chess master, ranked 16th in the world, Olympic champion
*Youri Djorkaeffndash soccer player
*Yura Movsisyanndash soccer player, Kansas City (USA)
*Yurik Sarkisianndash weightlifter
*Yurik Vardanyanndash weightlifter
*Michel Der Zakarianndash soccer player/manager, ex Armenia NT, Montpellier HSC and Nantes Atlantique player, current manager of Nantes Atlantique

Ancient Armenians

*Agathangelosndash Armenian historian from Armenian Nobility
*Alexander of Byzantiumndash Byzantine emperor
*Anania Shirakatsindash philosopher, mathematician
*Aramundash Ancient Armenian king
*Argishtis I of Urartundash Ancient Armenian king
*Constantine VIIndash Byzantine emperor
*Constantine VIIIndash Byzantine emperor
*David Anhaght (David the Invincible)ndash philosopher
*Gavril Radomirndash Bulgarian tzar
*Gregory of Narekndash medieval monk, theologian and poet
*Grigor Magistrosndash writer
*Haik Forefather of Armenians
*Hovhannes Erznkatsindash writer
*Isaac of Armenia (Sahak Parthev)ndash Catholicos
*Ishpuinis of Urartundash Ancient Armenian king
*Kirakos Gandzaketsindash historian
*Koryunndash historian
*Leo VI the Wisendash Byzantine emperor
*Matthew of Edessandash Mattheos Urhayetsi,ndash historian
*Menuas of Urartundash Ancient Armenian king
*Mkhitar Goshndash (1130 - 1213) He was another great figure during the Silver Age of Armenian Literature. His work entitled Corpus Juris became the basis for Armenian law.
*Moses of Chorenendash Movses Khorenatsi;ndash historian
*Romanos Indash Byzantine emperor
*Romanos IIndash Byzantine emperor
*Saint Nerses I the Great (Nerses Shnorhali)ndash Catholicos, writer
*Saint Mesrop Mashtotsndash creator of the Armenian alphabet
*Samuil Tzar of Bulgaria
*Sarduri Indash Ancient Armenian king
*Sebeosndash Armenian historian from Armenian Nobility
*Shushanikndash daughter of Vartan Mamikonian, Christian martyr venerated in Armenia and Georgia.
*Sinanndash chief Ottoman architect and civil engineer for sultans Suleiman I, Selim II and Murad III
*Theodorandash Byzantine empress
*Tigranes the Greatndash king of Armenia (95-56 BC), allied with Mithridates Pontus warred against Romans under Lucius Cornelius Sulla and Lucius Licinius Lucullus
*Vartan Mamikonianndash General of Armenian Army, killed in the battle (26 May, 451) against the Army of Sassanid Empire for the Christian faith, saint.
*Yeghishendash Armenian historian from Armenian Nobility
*Zoendash Byzantine empress
*Basil Indash Byzantine emperor, founder of Macedonian dynasty

Fictitious Armenians

*Armin Tamzarianndash Principal Seymour Skinner
*Capt. John Joseph Yossarianndash Protagonist in Joseph Heller's novel Catch-22 and its sequel Closing Time
*Rabo Karabekianndash Protagonist of Kurt Vonnegut's 1987 book Bluebeard (novel)

References

ee also

*Armenians
*List of Armenian-Americans
*List of Armenian footballers
*List of Armenian-Russians
*List of British-Armenians
*List of Canadian-Armenians
*List of French-Armenians
*List of Armenian-Iranians

External links

* [http://www.hyevideo.com/video/128 Famous Armenians - Inventors]


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