Category «People»

Queen Erato of Armenia

Queen Erato of Armenia

The last monarch of the great Artashesian dynasty was Erato, the daughter of Tigranes III, the half-sister, and wife of Tigranes IV. Her date of birth is unknown.  She died after 12. Erato was the second child of the family of Tigranes III. She was born and raised in Rome (where her father lived and …

Jean-Paul Belmondo Among Armenians

Jean-Paul Belmondo Among Armenians

A few days before his 80th birthday, Jean-Paul Belmondo visited St. Petersburg where he led his creative evening. He arrived with his crony of 65 years, the French actor of Armenian origin Charles Gérard. During the meeting of friends with Petersburgers, all attention was focused on Belmondo. Meanwhile, Gérard is a famous artist, a favorite …

Platon Zubov About the Armenians

The Armenians, whose kingdom once reached the Euphrates and Tigris, both the Black and Caspian Seas, and had their northern border at Tiflis, lost their sovereign identity in 428. It is possible to decisively connect the era of the decline of the Armenian Kingdom with the fall of the Arsacid dynasty. The power of the …

Lev Tolstoy Was Buried by Armenians

Lev Tolstoy Was Buried by Armenians

A report of the chief of the security department of St. Petersburg polkovnik (colonel) von Cotten to the Minister of the Internal Affairs of the Russian Empire states: “In addition to the reports of November 8, I inform Your Excellency about the unrest among young students on November 9… on the occasion of the burial …

Emile Artin (Artinyan) – The Creator of the Contemporary General Algebra

Emile Artin (Artinyan) - The Creator

Emil Artin (Artinian) (Emil Artin) (March 3, 1898, Vienna – December 20, 1962, Hamburg) was an outstanding mathematician. Emil Artin created modern general algebra (together with E. Noether). The works of Emil Artin constitute a significant part of the famous “Modern algebra” (now simply “Algebra”) of van der Waerden. Particularly important is Artin’s contribution to …

Gnaeus Pompeius Trogus About Armenia

A Gallo-Roman historian Gnaeus Pompeius Trogus described Armenia in this way: “You cannot ignore such a large kingdom, since its territory, after Parthia, is larger than the territory of all other kingdoms. Greater Armenia stretches from Cappadocia to the Caspian Sea for eleven hundred thousand steps and is seven hundred thousand steps from north to …

The Armenian Language, the Base of Indo-European Languages

Already in the 19th century, when the field of Indo-European studies occurred, many scientists were convinced that the Armenian Upland was the cradle of the Indo-Europeans and that the Armenian language is the “mother” of all Indo-European languages. Modern researches in the field of archeology, linguistics, genetics, and molecular biology are increasingly supporting that hypothesis. …

Armenian Massacres and the Beginning of the Armenian Revolutionary Movement

After the appearance of the Armenian question in the international diplomatic and political arenas, there has been a sharp rise in national-patriotic movements among the Western Armenian population. That has been the time when the first parties (Armenakan Party, Social Democrat Hunchakian Party, Armenian Revolutionary Federation) have been founded. New schools, newspaper and magazine publishers …

Tchibo, the Coffee Company of Carl Tchilinghiryan and Max Herz

Tchibo, the Coffee Company of Carl Tchilinghiryan and Max Herz

Armenian-German entrepreneur Carl Tchilinghiryan was born on February 27, 1910 in Hamburg in the family of Karapet and Erna Tchilinghiryans. After graduating from a local university as an accountant, Tchilinghiryan engaged in business selling dried fruits, dates, cacao, figs, and tea. His activity has been very successful, making him one of the wealthiest businessmen of …

Fermented Milk Product “Narine”

The fermented milk product “Narine” was invented in 1964 by meritorious inventor of the Armenian SSR, professor Levon Erznkyan, and his wife Parandzem Sarukhanyan, Doctor of Biological Sciences. The idea of the product’s creation arose after the birth of their granddaughter Narine. Since scientists studied acidophilic bacteria, they took the girl’s meconium (earliest stool of …

Degradation of Morals in Armenia

Degradation of Morals in Armenia

The degradation of the Armenian society is quite obvious. It is not necessary to be deeply acquainted with the ancient Armenian history to spot the differences between the modern and old cultures as the tendency for loss of morals isn’t a new thing. I remember my grandmother (she was born in Tbilisi, Georgia, lived in …

The Avedis Zildjian, One of the Oldest Companies

At the very beginning of the 17th century, an alchemist named Avedis created a special alloy of metals that produced noises, which were then not only used in creation of excellent music, but, for example, frightened enemies in battles. The Ottoman Sultan Osman II christened Avedis the surname “Zildjian” (from the Turkish word zil – …

Mysterious Disappearance of Serkisof Demiryolu’s Founder

Mysterious Disappearance of Serkisof Demiryolu’s Founder

Watches of Turkish watch manufacturer Serkisof Demiryolu were quite popular in the Ottoman Empire between the end of 19th century and the beginning of 20th century. The founder of the company was Armenian-Turkish jeweler Serkisof (Armenian: Սարգիսով), who established Serkisof Demiryolu in 1880. Customers of his company were high-ranked officials and statesmen of the Ottoman …

Eleven Shots of Gourgen Yanikian

On January 27, 1973, shots of a 77 years old American-Armenian Armenian Genocide survivor Gourgen Yanikian gave rise to the struggle for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide. Gourgen Yanikian (Armenian: Գուրգեն Յանիկյան) was born on December 24, 1895 in Erzurum (Armenian: Կարին, Karin), eastern Ottoman Empire (now Turkey). It was the time of the …