Do you know Armenians?

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The first queen to rule alone in the Islamic World was Armenian, Shajar al-Durr. Image
Taj Mahal was built for an Armenian, Mumtaz Mahal. Image
Armenian merchants of the Ottoman Empire were the first to bring coffee to Europe, thus it was called Turkish coffee.

Armenians opened the first coffeeshops in Paris, Venice, Amaterdam, Vienna and Prague. Image
The oldest Armenian diaspora has been in Jeruselem, they lived there since the 5th century.

The Armenian Quarter occupies 14% of the Old City. Image
Between 140-55 BC, Armenia was the strongest empire to Rome’s east.

Tigranes the Great, King of Kings, ruled from sea to sea all Syria and Palestine, transported whole Greek cities, overthrew Seleucids and was honored by all princes of Asia. Image
Armeno-Turkish was used by the elites of the Ottoman Empire, the Armenian alphabet fits the Turkish language perfectly. Not to mention that the first novel to be published in Ottoman Turkish was written using Armeno-Turkish. Image
Badr al-Jamali, Armenian vizier of the Fatimid caliphate, ruled shortly over Aleppo as well, started a wave of Armenian immigration to Egypt which affected the architectural style of the Islamic Fatimid period. He was the first of a series of Armenian viziers. Image
Trdat the Architect of Bagratid Armenia reconstructed Hagia Sofia’s dome by 994 after Greek architects failed to do so, the cathedral was torn from top to bottom as a result of a great earthquake in 989. Image
Mimar Sinan, the Great Architect is Armenian and/or Greek. Image
The Armenian Balyan family of 5-generation architects, constructed major buildings of Ottoman Constantinople during the 18th and 19th centuries. ImageImageImageImage
Karim Ohan, born in Diyarbekir in 1904, became the director of Public Security (PSD) in Jordan. Image
Charles Aznavour, one of France’s all-time favourite singers and of the world’s best-selling music artists (180-200 million records during his lifetime), also called France's Frank Sinatra. Image
Leo V, the Last King of Armenia, was named the Lord of Madrid in the 14th century.

Thus, Madrid, according to the law of that time, became the capital of Cilician Armenia for a short time. ImageImage
[2010] [not up-to-date]
Armenian Population & Diaspora
🇦🇲 3M
🇷🇺 >2M
🇺🇸 >1M
🇫🇷 600K
🇬🇪 400K
🇱🇧 250K
🇸🇾 150K
🇺🇦 150K
🇮🇷 100K
🇦🇷 100K
🇹🇷 80K (excluding crypto-armenians)
🇨🇦 50K
🇩🇪 40K
🇦🇺 40K
🇧🇷 40K
🇧🇬 30K
🇮🇶 20K
🇬🇷 10K
🇪🇬 10K
🇯🇴 <5K
🇵🇸 3K Image
+ [continued]

Artsakh 150K
🇺🇿 50K
🇧🇪 40K
🇳🇱 40K
🇪🇸 40K
🇹🇲 31K
🇬🇧 20K
🇺🇾 15K
🇰🇿 14K
🇸🇪 13K
🇧🇾 9K
🇦🇹 6K
🇱🇻 5K
🇦🇪 5K
🇵🇱 5K
🇨🇭 5K
🇭🇺 4K
🇮🇹 4K
🇷🇴 2K
🇲🇩 2K
🇨🇿 2K
🇳🇴 2K
🇪🇹 2K
🇱🇹 1.5K
🇪🇪 1.4K
🇩🇰 1K

[etc]

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