Lists of Armenians

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This is a list of notable Armenians.

By country[edit]

By occupation[edit]












Middle Ages
Early modern period
Russian Empire
Armenian national liberation movement, First Republic of Armenia
Soviet period
Ivan Gevorkian prominent Armenian surgeon


United States
Nagorno-Karabakh War



Religious leaders[edit]


  • Evgeny Aramovich Abramyan, founder of several research directions in the Soviet and Russian nuclear technology
  • Daron Acemoğlu, among the 20 most cited economists in the world, winner of the 2005 John Bates Clark Medal
  • Hovannes Adamian, inventor of color television
  • Sergei Adian, Soviet mathematician
  • George Adomian, mathematician, developer of Adomian decomposition method
  • Tateos Agekian, astrophysicist, one of the pioneers of Stellar Dynamics
  • Hagop S. Akiskal, psychiatrist best known for his pioneering research on temperament and bipolar disorder (manic depression)
  • Armen Alchian, economist
  • Artem Alikhanian, one of the founders of experimental nuclear and cosmic-ray physics in USSR
  • Abraham Alikhanov, one of the founders of nuclear physics in USSR, founder of the first nuclear reactor of USSR
  • Viktor Ambartsumian, one of the founders of theoretical astrophysics
  • Emil Artin, one of the leading algebraists of the 20th century, one of the founding fathers of modern algebra
  • Michael Artin, mathematician, contributed to Algebraic geometry
  • Gurgen Askaryan, physicist, inventor of light self focusing
  • Lev Atamanov, one of the founders of Soviet animation art
  • Boris Babaian, father of supercomputing in the former Soviet Union and Russia; second European to hold the Intel Fellow title; originator of the world's first superscalar computer
  • Mikhail Chailakhyan, founder of hormonal theory of plant development
  • Artur Chilingarov, Russian polar explorer
  • Giacomo Luigi Ciamician, founder of photochemistry
  • Richard Donchian, father of Trend Following Trading, one of the most outstanding figures of all time in the field of commodity money management
  • George Ganjian, produced the first modern circuit board in the United States, which eventually was used by NASA during the first lunar landing
  • Grigor Gurzadyan, founder of space astronomy
  • Spiru Haret, Romanian astronomer; made a fundamental contribution to the n-body problem, initially aimed at modelling the planetary motions in our solar system
  • Paris Herouni, projected and built the world's first radio-optical telescope
  • Bagrat Ioannisiani, constructor of new astronomical instruments, chief designer of BTA-6, the largest telescope in the world
  • Andronik Iosifyan, Soviet engineer, one of the founders of missilery and cosmonautics, the father of electromechanics in USSR, chief designer of the first Soviet meteorological satellites of Earth; inventor of noncontact synchronized transmissions
  • Alexander Kemurdzhian, engineer, designer of the first rovers to explore space, the founder of the school of space transport engineering
  • Edward Keonjian, pioneer of microelectronics, designer of the world's first solar-powered, pocket-sized radio transmitter
  • Leonid Khachiyan, mathematician, computer scientist, who proved the existence of an efficient way to solve linear programming problems
  • Semyon Davidovich Kirlian, inventor of Kirlian Photography, discovered that living matter emits energy fields
  • Ivan Knunyants, chemist, Major General, four times an awardee of the USSR State Award; in chemical science he introduced historical changes and significantly contributed to the advancement of Soviet Chemistry; founder of Soviet school of fluorocarbon's chemistry; one of the major developers of Soviet chemical weapons program
  • Anna Kazanjian Longobardo, author of contributions to the aerospace engineering field, the first woman to receive the Egleston Medal for Distinguished Engineering achievement
  • Ignacy Łukasiewicz, Polish pharmacist of Armenian descent, devised the first method of distilling kerosene from seep oil
  • Benjamin Markarian, astrophysicist
  • Sergey Mergelyan, mathematician, the author of major contributions in Approximation Theory; the modern Complex Approximation Theory is based on his classical work
  • Artem Mikoyan, designer of MiG aircraft, including the first supersonic Soviet jet fighter
  • Robert Nalbandyan, chemist, co-discoverer of photosynthetic protein plantacyanin, pioneer in the field of free radicals
  • Yuri Oganessian, physicist, one of the founders of heavy ion physics, author of the discoveries of heaviest elements of the periodic table
  • Yuri Osipyan, physicist, author of fundamental contribution to the physics of movements in solid bodies and inventor of photoplastic effect; for many years was the Vice-President of the USSR Academy of Sciences
  • Ashot Petrosian, mathematician, computer scientist, contributed to the development of several generations of advanced digital computer systems in former USSR, including the Nairi (computer) and ES EVM
  • Anna Schchian, botanist
  • Georgy Shakhnazarov, one of the founders of political science in USSR
  • Luther George Simjian, inventor of ATM and flight simulator
  • Norair Sisakian, one of the founders of space biology, pioneer in biochemistry of sub-cell structures and technical biochemistry, one of the first in the mid-1940s to start the studies of plant cell structures; author of the new concept of chloroplasts as polyfunctional cell structures; first Soviet scientist to work in UNESCO
  • Armen Takhtajan, botanist
  • Karen Ter-Martirosian, theoretician, made important contributions to the understanding of high-energy physics phenomena; created new trends in the theory of strong interactions; one of the founders of theory of strong interactions at high-energies; author of fundamental contributions to quantum mechanics and quantum field theory
  • Alenush Terian, first Iranian-Armenian female astrophysicist
  • Avadis Tevanian, computer scientist, the architect of Apple's OS X
  • Nikolay Yenikolopov, chemist of the former USSR, one of the founders of Russian polymer science






  • Heraclius (575–641), emperor from 610 to 641
  • Basil I the Macedonian (Βασίλειος Α') (811–886, ruled 867–886), married the Varangian Eudokia Ingerina
  • Leo VI the Wise (Λέων ΣΤ') (866–912, ruled 886–912)
  • Alexander (Αλέξανδρος) (870–913, ruled 912–913), son of Basil I, regent for nephew
  • Constantine VII the Purple-born (Κωνσταντίνος Ζ') (905–959, ruled 913–959)
  • Romanos I Lekapenos (Ρωμανός Β') (870–948, ruled 919–944), co-emperor, attempted to found his own dynasty; deposed by his sons and entered monastery
  • Romanos II the Purple-born (Ρωμανός Β') (938–963, ruled 959–963), son of Constantine VII
  • Nikephoros II Phocas (Νικηφόρος Β') (912–969, ruled 963–969), general, married Romanos II's widow, regent for Basil; assassinated
  • John I Tzimiskes (Ιωάννης Α') (925–976, ruled 969–976), general, brother-in-law of Romanos II, regent for Basil II and Constantine VIII
  • Basil II (Βασίλειος Β') the Bulgar-slayer (958–1025, ruled 976–1025)
  • Constantine VIII (Κωνσταντίνος Η') (960–1028, ruled 1025–1028), son of Romanos II; silent co-emperor with Basil II, sole emperor after his brother's death
  • Zoe Porphyrogenita (Ζωή Α') (c. 978–1050, ruled 1028–1050)
  • Romanos III Argyros (Ρωμανός Γ') (968–1034, ruled 1028–1034), eparch of Constantinople
  • Michael IV the Paphlagonian (Μιχαήλ Δ') (1010–1041, ruled 1034–1041)
  • Michael V the Caulker (Μιχαήλ Ε') (1015–1042, ruled 1041–1042)
  • Theodora (Θεοδώρα) (980–1056, ruled 1042)
  • Constantine IX Monomachos (Κωνσταντίνος Θ') (1000–1055, ruled 1042–1055)
  • Theodora (Θεοδώρα) (ruled 1055–1056), restored
  • Alexios I Komnenos (Ἀλέξιος Α' Κομνηνός, 1056–15 August 1118), Byzantine emperor from 1081 to 1118
  • Manuel I Komnenos (Μανουήλ Α' Κομνηνός, Manouēl I Komnēnos) (November 28, 1118–September 24, 1180), Byzantine Emperor
  • Andronikos I Komnenos (Ανδρόνικος Α’ Κομνηνός, Andronikos I Komninos) (c. 1118–September 12, 1185), Byzantine emperor (r. 1183–1185)
  • John II Komnenos (Ίωάννης Β΄ Κομνηνός, Iōannēs II Komnēnos) (September 13, 1087–April 8, 1143), Byzantine emperor from 1118 to 1143
  • Isaac I Komnenos (Ισαάκιος A' Κομνηνός, Isaakios I Komnēnos) (c. 1005–1061), Byzantine Emperor from 1057 to 1059
  • Alexios II Komnenos (Αλέξιος Β’ Κομνηνός, Alexios II Komnēnos) (10 September 1169–24 September 1183), Byzantine emperor (1180–1183)
  • Isaac II Angelos (Ισαάκιος Β’ Άγγελος, Isaakios II Angelos) (September 1156–January 1204), Byzantine emperor from 1185 to 1195, and again from 1203 to 1204
  • Alexios III Angelos (Αλέξιος Γ' Άγγελος) (c. 1153–1211), Byzantine emperor from 1195 to 1203
  • Alexios IV Angelos (Αλέξιος Δ' Άγγελος) (c. 1182–February 8, 1204), Byzantine emperor from August 1203 to January 1204
  • Alexios V Doukas (Ἀλέξιος Δούκας Μούρτζουφλος, d. December 1205), Byzantine emperor (5 February – 12 April 1204) during the second and final siege of Constantinople by the participants of the Fourth Crusade



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