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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 on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 70 (1914-1984)

Birthplace: Gyumri, Armenia

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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 novel Wounds of Armenia. Written in 1841 and published posthumously in 1858, it was the first novel published in the modern Armenian language using the Eastern Armenian dialect instead of Classical Armenian. Abovian was far ahead of his time and virtually none of his works was published during his lifetime. Only after the establishment of the Armenian SSR was Abovian accorded the recognition and ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 39 (1809-1848)

Birthplace: Kanaker, Yerevan, Armenia

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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 of European immigrants, including many Jews, in the Paris region who carried out assassinations and bombings of Nazi targets. According to one author, the Manouchian group was the most active group during the French Resistance. Manouchian and many of his comrades were arrested in November 1943 executed by the Nazis in Fort Mont-Valérien. He is widely considered a hero of the French Resistance. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 38 (1906-1944)

Birthplace: Adıyaman, Turkey


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

Age: Died at 47 (1924-1971)

Birthplace: Zangakatun, Armenia

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