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Famous Armenian Poets - Famous Poets from Armenia

This famous Armenian poets section is an educational source of information and inspiration featuring reknown Armenian poets. Here you will find famous poets of our time and times past from Armenia.

 
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Abovian, Khachatur

Khachatur Abovian (October 15  [ O.S. October 3]  1809 – April 14  [ O.S. April 2]  1848 (date disappeared); Armenian : , Armenian pronunciation:  [ttu bvjn] ) 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 Verk Hayastani (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.
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Achemian, Mkrtich

Mkirtich Achemian (Armenian) (1838–1917) was an ethnic Armenian poet.
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Aghtsetsi, Komitas

Komitas Aghtsetsi or Komitas I of Aghdznik (d. 628) also known as Komitas Shinogh ("builder")—an allusion to his many works of restoration and constructions. Catholicos and Supreme Patriarch of All Armenians, poet and musician. He was instrumental in realization of several architectural projects. He completely renovated the Cathedral at the Holy See of Etchmiadzin and constructed the Church of St. Hripsime, which stands to this day. He also built the Church of St. Gregory in Dvin .
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Alazan, Vahram

Vahram Alazan (Vahram Gabuzian, 1903, Van - 1966, Yerevan ) was an Armenian poet, writer and public activist, the First Secretary of the Writers Union of Armenia from 1933 to 1936.
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Alishan, Ghevont

Father Ghevont Alishan (Armenian) (1820-1901; also spelled Ghevond Alishan ) was an ordained Armenian Catholic priest, historian and a poet. He was awarded by the Legion of Honour of the French Academy (1866), an honorary member of the Asian Society of Italia, Archeological Society of Moscow, Venice Academy and Archeological Society of Saint-Petersburg.
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Berberian, Reteos

Reteos Berberian (born Constantinople, Ottoman Turkey 1848 - died Üsküdar, Ottoman Turkey 1907) was a famed Armenian educator, pedagogue, principal, writer, poet, and founder of the prestigious Armenian school Berberian Varjaran (school).
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Beshiktashlian, Nshan

Nshan Beshiktashlian (born in Istanbul, Ottoman Empire, 1898 - died Paris, France, 1972) was an Armenian poet, writer, satirist, and novelist.
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Boryan, Gurgen

Gurgen Mikayeli Boryan (born 20 June 1915, Shusha - died 15 April 1971 in Yerevan ), was an Armenian poet and playwright.
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Charents, Arpenik

Arpenik Charents (July 25, 1932, Yerevan - February 12, 2008, Yerevan ) was an Armenian writer, literary critic, specialist in Charents studies. She is the daughter of the great Armenian poet Yeghishe Charents .
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Charents, Yeghishe

Yeghishe Charents (Armenian : ; March 13, 1897 – November 27, 1937) was an Armenian poet, writer and public activist. Charents was an outstanding poet of the twentieth century, touching upon a multitude of topics that ranged from his experiences in the First World War, socialist revolution, and, more prominently, on Armenia and Armenians. He is recognized as "the main poet of the 20th century" in Armenia.
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Chobanian, Arshag

Arshag Hovhannes Chobanian (Armenian : ; July 15, 1872 - June 9, 1954), was a famed Armenian short story writer, journalist, editor, poet, translator, literary critic, playwright, philologist, and novelist.
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Dashtents, Khachik

Khachik Dashtents (Armenian : ; Khachik Tonoyi Tonoyan, May 25, 1910, Dashtadem, Sasun, Western Armenia - March 9, 1974, Yerevan, Armenia) was an ethnic Armenian Soviet writer, poet and translator.
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Davoyan, Razmik

Razmik Davoyan (born July 3, 1940, Medz Parni, Spitak rayon, Armenian SSR ) is an Armenian poet.
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Demirchian, Derenik

Derenik Karapeti Demirchian or Derenik Demirchyan (Armenian) was an Armenian writer, novelist, poet, and translator as well as playwright.
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Dpir, Baghdasar

Paghtasar Dpir (, 7 June 1683 - 1768, Istanbul ). A leading figure during the revitalization period of Armenian culture as a poet, musician, scientist, printer, and a luminary of national and educational movements.
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Dzarugian, Antranig

Antranig Dzarugian or Andranik Tsarukyan (TAO : , RAO : , 1913–1989) was an influential diasporan Armenian writer, poet, educator and journalist in the 20th century.
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Emin, Gevorg

Gevorg Emin (Armenian:, September 30, 1918 – June 11, 1998) was an Armenian poet, essayist, and translator.. Armenian poet essayist and translator
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Frik,

Frik was an Armenian poet of the 13th century and 14th century. He lived in the time of Mongolian occupation of Armenian land.
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Hamastegh,

Hamastegh (also Hamasdegh, , 1895, Kharpert, Western Armenia, Ottoman Empire - 1966, USA ) was a poet and writer of Armenian diaspora .
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Harutunian, Ardashes

Ardashes (Artashes) Harutiunian (Armenian : , also used pen-names Manishak, Ban, Shahen-Garo and Garo, 1873, Malkara, near Rodosto, Ottoman Empire - 16 August 1915) was an Ottoman Armenian poet, a self-educated translator from French and literary critic, who became one of the most outstanding intellectuals of his period.
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Kalemkaryan, Zaruhi

Zaruhi Kalemkaryan (Born Istanbul, Ottoman Empire July 20, 1871 - Died New York, New York 1971) was a renowned prose writer, essayist, poet, and philanthropist of Armenian decent.
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Kaputikyan, Silva

Sirvard Barunaki "Silva" Kaputikyan (Armenian) (20 January 1919 – 25 August 2006) was a prominent Armenian poet, writer, academian and public activist.
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Kertogh, Davtak

Davtak Kertogh (Davtak the Poet ) was a 7th-century Armenian poet, the first secular writer in Armenian literature. He is the author of "Elegy on the Death of the Great Prince Jevansher ", dedicated to the first Sassanid Persian prince of Caucasian Albania, who accepted Christianity and was murdered.
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Khosrovidukht,

This article is about Khosrovidukht the Armenian Poet who lived in the 8th century. For the Armenian Arsacid Princess and sister of King Tiridates III of Armenia, who lived in the 3rd century & 4th century, see Khosrovidukht .
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Kuchak, Nahapet

Nahapet Kuchak (Armenian) (died 1592) was an Armenian medieval poet, one of the first ashughs. He is best known for his hairens, "couplets with a single coherent theme." Kuchak was probably born in the village of Kharakonis, near the city of Van. He lived his whole live near the Lake Van area.
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Mahari, Gurgen

Gurgen Mahari (Gurgen Grigori Ajemian, August 1, 1903, Van – June 17, 1969, Yerevan ) was an Armenian writer and poet.
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Malezian, Vahan

Vahan Malezian (Armenian ) (Born Sulina, Romania 1871 - died Nice, France 1966) was an Armenian writer, translator, poet, and social activist.
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Metsarents, Misak

Misak Metsarents (Armenian : , January, 1886; Pingian village, Vilayet of Kharpert - July 5, 1908; Constantinople, Ottoman Empire ) was a leading Western Armenian poet.
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Narekatsi, Grigor

Grigor Narekatsi or Grigor Narekatsi () (951–1003) is a canonized saint. He was an Armenian monk, poet, mystical philosopher and theologian, born into a family of writers. His father, Khosrov, was an archbishop. He lost his mother very early, so he was educated by his cousin, Anania of Narek, who was the founder of the monastery and school of the village. Almost all of his life he lived in the monastery of Narek (in Vaspurakan, Greater Armenia, now Turkey ) where he taught at the monastic school. He is the author of mystical interpretation on the Song of Songs (977) and numerous poetic writings. Narekatsi's poetry is deeply biblical and is penetrated with images, themes and realities of sacred history, distinguished with intimate, personal character. The mystical poem "Book of Lamentations" (published in 1673 in Marseille ) has been translated into many languages and has played a significant role in the development of the Armenian literary language.
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Sahakdukht,

Sahakdukht (Armenian :, "daughter of Sahak") was an Armenian composer of hymns, poet, and pedagogue who lived in the 8th century. An ascetic, she lived in a cave in the Garni Valley, near present-day Yerevan ; there she produced ecclesiastical poems as well as liturgical chants. Of these, the only one to survive is Srbuhi Mariam ("St. Mary"), a nine-stanza acrostic verse. It is believed that many of her hymns were dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Some of them are supposed to have helped to further shape the genre in subsequent centuries. Sahakduxt is also known to have taught lay music lovers and clerical students a number of sacred melodies; this she did while seated behind a curtain, as the mores of the period required.
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Sahyan, Hamo

Hamo Sahyan (Armenian : ; April 14, 1914, Lor village, Syunik - July 17, 1993, Yerevan, also Hmayak Sahaki Grigoryan ) was an Armenian poet and translator.
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Sarafian, Nigoghos

Nigoghos Sarafian (born 1905 Varna, Bulgaria - died 1973 Paris, France ), was an Armenian writer, poet, editor, and journalist.
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Sayat-Nova,

Sayat-Nova (Armenian : -, Georgian : ) (born as Harutyun Sayatyan (Armenian : , Georgian : ; 1712 or 1722 – 22 September 1795), was an Armenian poet, musician and, ashik who had compositions in a number of languages.
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Sevak, Paruyr

Paruyr Sevak (Armenian) (January 24, 1924 – June 17, 1971) was an Armenian poet and literary critic. He is considered one of the greatest Armenian poets of the 20th century.
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Sevak, Ruben

Rupen Çilingiryan (Sevag) (Born Silivri, Ottoman Turkey February 15, 1885 - Died Çankiri, Ottoman Turkey August 26, 1915) was an Armenian poet, prose-writer, and doctor.
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Shahnour, Shahan

Shahnour Kerestejian better known as Shahan Shahnour (in Armenian , French transliteration Chahan Chahnour ) also known in his French language writings as Armen Lubin (in Armenian Western Armenian ) (August 3, 1903, Istanbul - August 20, 1974, Saint-Raphaël ) was a French - Armenian writer and poet. He is considered as a renowned Diasporan author in the Western Armenian tradition with his own style of writing.
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Shant, Levon

Levon Shant (Armenian : ; born Levon Nahashbedian (then turned into Levon Seghposian ) on April 6, 1869 in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire - died November 29, 1951 in Beirut ; Lebanon ), was an Armenian playwright, novelist, poet, and founder of the Hamazkayin National Cultural Foundation.
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Shiraz, Hovhannes

Hovhannes Shiraz (Armenian) (April 27, 1915 – March 14, 1984) was a notable Armenian poet .
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Siamanto,

Atom Yarjanian (Armenian), better known by his pen name Siamanto (1878–1915), was an influential Armenian writer, poet and national figure from the late 19th century and early 20th century. He was killed by the Ottoman authorities during the Armenian Genocide .
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Tekeyan, Vahan

Vahan Tekeyan (Armenian : (January 21, 1878, Constantinople - April 4, 1945) was an Armenian poet and public activist.
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Terzian, Tovmas

Tovmas Terzian (born Constantinople, Ottoman Empire, 1840 - died 1909) was a famed Armenian poet, playwright, and professor.
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Totovents, Vahan

Vahan Hovhannesi Totovents (Armenian : ; September 1, 1889 - July 18, 1938) was an Armenian writer, poet and public activist.
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Tourian, Bedros

Bedros Tourian or Petros Duryan (Armenian : in TAO , in RAO ) (1851–1872) was a famous Western Armenian poet, playwright and actor.
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Tsaturyan, Alexander

Alexander Tsaturyan (Armenian : , March 28, 1865, Zakatala – March 31, 1917, Tiflis ) was an Armenian poet and translator.
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Tumanyan, Hovhannes

Hovhannes Tumanyan (Armenian: ) (February 19, 1869 - March 23, 1923), is considered to be one of the greatest Armenian poets and writers. His work was mostly written in tragic form, often centering on the harsh lives of villagers in the Lori region.. Armenian writer and public activist; considered the national poet of Armenia
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Vahian, Vahe

Vahe-Vahian (Armenian : -), born Sarkis Abdalian (22 December 1908, Gürün Turkey, died in 1998, Beirut, Lebanon), was an Armenian poet, writer, editor, pedagogue and orator.
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Varand,

Varand (also known as Soukias Hacob Koorkchian (Persian : Armenian) born March 10, 1954, Tehran is an Iranian poet, playwright, lyricist, author, translator and painter of Armenian descent. He has published 27 collections of poetry since 1972.
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Zahrad,

Zareh Yaldizciyan (10 May 1924 – 20 February 2007), better known by his pen name Zahrad (Armenian : ), was a poet lived in Turkey and produced poems in Western Armenian language.
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Zarian, Nairi

Nairi Zarian (real name - Hayastan Yeghiazarian, Armenian : , December 31, 1900, Kharakonis, near Van, Ottoman Empire - 1969, Yerevan ) was a Soviet Armenian poet and writer, the chairman of Armenian SSR Committee for the Defense of Peace.

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