armenia Famous Poets from Armenia

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List of notable or famous poets from Armenia, with bios and photos, including the top poets born in Armenia and even some popular poets who immigrated to Armenia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Armenian poets then this list is the perfect resource for you. These poets are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known poet from Armenia is included when available.

Everything from Serj Tankian to Khachatur Abovian is included on this list.

This historic poets from Armenia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Armenian poets of note?" and "Who are the most famous poets from Armenia?" These prominent poets of Armenia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Armenian poets.

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Hovhannes Shiraz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Poets from Armenia
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Hovhannes Shiraz was a notable Armenian poet. ...more

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Age: Died at 70 (1914-1984)

Birthplace: Gyumri, Armenia

Profession: Poet, Writer

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Khachatur Abovian is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Poets from Armenia
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Khachatur Abovian was an Armenian writer and national public figure of the early 19th century who mysteriously vanished in 1848 and eventually presumed dead. He was an educator, poet and an advocate of modernization. Reputed as the father of modern Armenian literature, he is best remembered for his ...more

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Age: Died at 39 (1809-1848)

Birthplace: Kanaker, Yerevan, Armenia

Profession: Poet, Writer, Playwright, Teacher

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Missak Manouchian is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Poets from Armenia
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Missak Manouchian


Missak Manouchian was a French-Armenian poet and communist activist. An Armenian Genocide survivor, he moved to France from an orphanage in Lebanon in 1925. He was active in communist Armenian literary circles. During World War II, he became the military commissioner of FTP-MOI, a group consisting ...more

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Age: Died at 38 (1906-1944)

Birthplace: Adıyaman, Turkey

Profession: Poet


Paruyr Sevak was an Armenian poet and literary critic. He is considered one of the greatest Armenian poets of the 20th century. ...more

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Age: Died at 47 (1924-1971)

Birthplace: Zangakatun, Armenia

Profession: Poet, Literary critic

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