Famous Poets from Armenia

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
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    Hovhannes Shiraz (Armenian: Հովհաննես Շիրազ) (April 27, 1915 – March 14, 1984) was an Armenian poet.
    • Age: Dec. at 69 (1914-1984)
    • Birthplace: Gyumri, Armenia
  • Khachatur Abovian
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    Khachatur Abovian (or Abovyan; Armenian: Խաչատուր Աբովյան; October 15, 1809 is an Armenian writer and national public figure of the early 19th century who mysteriously vanished in 1848 and was eventually presumed dead. He is 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 Eastern Armenian based on the Yerevan 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 ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 38 (1809-1848)
    • Birthplace: Yerevan, Eurasia, Kanaker, Armenia
  • Missak Manouchian

    For the Manouchian Group, see FTP-MOI Missak Manouchian (Western Armenian: Միսաք Մանուշեան; pronounced [misɑkʰ manuʃjɑn], 1 September 1906 – 21 February 1944) 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 which carried out assassinations and bombings of Nazi targets. According to one author, the Manouchian group was the most active French Resistance group. Manouchian and many of his comrades were ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 37 (1906-1944)
    • Birthplace: Adıyaman, Turkey
  • Paruyr Sevak (Armenian: Պարույր Սևակ) (January 24, 1924 – June 17, 1971) was an Armenian poet, translator and literary critic. He is considered one of the greatest Armenian poets of the 20th century.
    • Age: Dec. at 47 (1924-1971)
    • Birthplace: Eurasia, Zangakatun, Ararat Province, Armenia
  • Sayat-Nova
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    Sayat-Nova (Armenian: Սայաթ-Նովա; Azeri / Persian: سایات‌نوفا; Georgian: საიათნოვა; born Harutyun Sayatyan; 14 June 1712 – 22 September 1795) was an Armenian poet, musician and ashik, who had compositions in a number of languages. His songs and poems are in the Armenian, Azerbaijani, Georgian, and Persian languages.
    • Age: Dec. at 83 (1712-1795)
    • Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Serj Tankian
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    Serj Tankian (Armenian: [ˈsɛɾʒ tʰɑnˈkjɑn]; Armenian: սէրճ դանքիան; born August 21, 1967) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, poet and political activist. He is best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter, keyboardist, and occasional live rhythm guitarist of the band System of a Down, formed in 1994.During his musical career, Tankian has released five albums with System of a Down, one with Arto Tunçboyacıyan (Serart), as well as the five solo albums Elect the Dead, Imperfect Harmonies, Harakiri, Orca, and Jazz-Iz-Christ. A live orchestral version of Elect the Dead incorporating the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra named Elect the Dead Symphony ...more
    • Age: 55
    • Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon