Lists of Armenians

This is a list of notable Armenians.

By country

Middle East

By occupation


List of ambassadors of Armenia












Middle Ages
Early modern period
Russian Empire
Armenian national liberation movement, First Republic of Armenia
Soviet period
United States
First Nagorno-Karabakh War



Religious leaders


  • Evgeny Aramovich Abramyan, founder of several research directions in the Soviet and Russian nuclear technology
  • Daron Acemoglu, among the 20 most cited economists in the world, winner of the 2005 John Bates Clark Medal
  • Hovannes Adamian, engineer, inventor of color television
  • Sergei Adian, one of the most prominent Soviet mathematicians, head of the department of Mathematical Logic of the Steklov Institute of Mathematics
  • 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, one of the major economists of the 20th century
  • Artem Alikhanian, one of the founders of experimental nuclear and cosmic-ray physics in USSR
  • Sos Alikhanian, geneticist, one of the founders of molecular genetics in the USSR
  • Abraham Alikhanov, nuclear physicist, one of the founders of nuclear physics in USSR, founder of the first nuclear reactor of USSR
  • Viktor Ambartsumian, astrophysicist, one of the founders of theoretical astrophysics
  • Emil Artin, mathematician, 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
  • Vandika Ervandovna Avetisyan, botanist and mycologist
  • Boris Babayan, computer scientist, 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
  • 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, aerospace 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, aerospace 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, 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, significantly contributed to the advancement of Soviet Chemistry; one of the major developers of Soviet chemical weapons program
  • Samvel Kocharyants, nuclear scientist, developer of the first Soviet nuclear warheads for ballistic missiles
  • 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; head of the department of Complex Analysis of the Steklov Institute of Mathematics
  • Artem Mikoyan, aerospace engineer, designer of MiG jet 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, nuclear physicist in the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR), co-discoverer of the heaviest elements in the periodic table; element Oganesson
  • 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
  • Mikhail Pogosyan, aerospace engineer, general director of Sukhoi and United Aircraft Corporation (UAC)
  • 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, biochemist, 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, one of the most important figures in 20th century plant evolution and systematics and biogeography
  • Karen Ter-Martirosian, theoretical physicist, author of fundamental contributions to quantum mechanics and quantum field theory; founder of the Elementary Particle Physics chair of the MIPT
  • 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 610–641
  • Basil I the Macedonian (Βασίλειος Α') (811–886, ruled 867–886), married the Varangian Eudokia Ingerina
  • Leo V the Armenian (775–820, ruled 813–820), married to Theodosia
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Theodora (Θεοδώρα) (980–1056, ruled 1042)
  • Theodora (Θεοδώρα) (ruled 1055–1056), restored



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