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Famous Armenian Poets - Famous Poets from Armenia

A list of famous poets by country or nationality which includes poems and biographical information of the most famous poets. Read and enjoy famous poetry by famous Poets of various nationalities and countries.

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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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