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Posted 27 August 2018 - 10:40 AM

mosaic1200x480.jpg 100 ARMENIANS WHO CHANGED THE WORLD

Armenians are an ancient nation whose sons and daughters have made quite an impact on the human history. Science, art, politics, finance – you’d be hard pressed to find a field, in which Armenian men and women don’t thrive. Their talents have made our world a much better place, so here are their names for the grateful descendants to remember!

100. MESROP MASHTOTS, INVENTOR OF ARMENIAN AND OTHER ALPHABETS

    The alphabet was the key that allowed Armenians to preserve their culture and identity, thus lending them exceptional longevity.

99. GAREGIN NZHDEH (TER-HARUTYUNYAN), ARMENIAN NATIONAL HERO, COMMANDER AND PHILOSOPHER

    Shaped an ideology that continues to influence Armenian thinkers, politicians and leaders to this day.

98. MKRTICH KHRIMYAN (HAYRIG), LEADER OF THE ARMENIAN LIBERATION MOVEMENT

    As catholicos he gave authority and energy to the idea that Armenians should be free, playing no small part in their eventual liberation.

97. KOMITAS (SOGHOMON SOGHOMONIAN), PIONEER OF ETHNOMUSICOLOGY AND CREATOR OF ARMENIAN NATIONAL SCHOOL OF MUSIC

    Instrumental in recording and saving vast swathes of Armenian culture that may have otherwise been lost.

96. RAFFI (HAKOB MELIK HAKOBYAN), WRITER IN THE ARMENIAN LIBERATION MOVEMENT

    Credited with initiating what would later come to be known as the “Zartonk,” or “Awakening,” during which Armenians reasoned toward the necessity of a free Armenian state.

95. MONTE “AVO” MELKONIAN, COMMANDER OF ARTSAKH WAR FOR INDEPENDENCE

    Came to emobody a unified Armenian Nation.

94. SOGHOMON TEHLIRIAN, ASSASSIN OF CHIEF ORGANIZER OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

    Killed Mehmet Talaat ***** in Berlin as part of “Operation Nemesis.”

93. ZABEL YESSAYAN, LEADING FEMALE WRITER OF ARMENIAN AWAKENING PERIOD

    The only woman on the Young Turk list of Armenians to be deported and killed on April 24, 1915.

92. KRIKOR ZOHRAB, LAWYER, WRITER, OTTOMAN PARLIAMENTARIAN

    An imposing and defiant voice of the Armenian community in the Ottoman Empire.

91. VAHAN CARDASHIAN, FOUNDER OF FIRST ARMENIAN-AMERICAN LOBBY

    Lobbied the United States for the creation of an independent Armenian state and established ACIA, a precursor to ANCA.

90. SERGEI PARAJANOV (SARKIS PARAJANIAN), MASTER FILM DIRECTOR

    One of the most acclaimed directors of the Soviet Union.

89. PETER BALAKIAN, PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING POET

    Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2016 for his book of poetry “Ozone Journal.” 

88. DIKRAN TAHTA, MATHEMATICS TEACHER

    The man who taught and inspired Stephen Hawking.

87. ANASTAS MIKOYAN, SOVIET DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER

    One of highest-ranking officials who served - and survived - four secretaries general.

86. ALAIN PROST, CHAMPION FORMULA 1 RACE-CAR DRIVER

    Crowned champion four times.

85. JIRAYR ZORTHIAN, THE LAST BOHEMIAN

    An artist and significant figure in the history of Los Angeles art scene, owner of the Zorthian Ranch.

84. JERRY TARKANIAN, COLLEGE BASKETBALL COACH

    Registered one of the highest winning percentages, 6th all-time, in the sport.

83. CARDINAL GRIGOR PETROS XV AGAGIANIAN, CANDIDATE FOR POPE

    The second Armenian in the Church’s 2,000-year-long history to be made a cardinal.

82. LEVON ARONIAN, CHESS GRANDMASTER

    Fourth highest-rated chess player in history.

81. MKHITAR SEBASTATSI, SCHOLAR AND INTELLECTUAL

    Established the Mekhitarist Order, an exclusively Armenian subsidiary within the Catholic Church.

80. GIORGIO BAGLIVI, GROUNDBREAKING ANATOMIST

    Insisted on using observation and reason as the means to establish knowledge and procedure.

 

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 11:34 AM

(HARUTYUN SAYATYAN), THE BARD OF THE CAUCASUS“If one obeys the will of the soul, then the body is offended. How shall I escape this sorrow?”

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Interesting fact
 
Sayat Nova met his end when Agha Mohammed Khan Qajar, a Persian ruler, stopped at the monastery en route to Tiflis and commanded that everyone present renounce their faith and accept Islam. Sayat Nova refused and was immediately executed





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