Charles Aznavour

Charles Aznavour (French: [ʃaʁl aznavuʁ]; born Shahnour Vaghinag Aznavourian, Armenie: Շահնուր Վաղինակ Ազնավուրեան; 22 Mey 1924 - 1 October 2018)[1] [upper-alpha 1] was a French, later naituralised Armenie,[4] sangster, sangwriter, actor, public activist an diplomat. Aznavour is kent for his unique tenor[5] vyce: clear an ringin in its upper reaches, wi graivelly an profoond law notes. In a career spannin ower 80 years, he haes written mair mor 800 sangs.

Charles Aznavour
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Charles Aznavour in Juin 2014
Background information
Birth nameShahnour Vaghinag Aznavourian
Born22 Mey 1924(1924-05-22)
Paris, Fraunce
Deid1 October 2018 (aged 94)
Mouriès, Fraunce
  • Sangster-sangwriter
  • actor
  • public activist
  • diplomat
Years active1933–2018


  1. An aw spelled Chahnour,[2] an Varenagh.[3]


  1. "Portrait de S.E. Charles Aznavour" (in French). Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in Switzerland. Archived frae the original on 30 Juin 2014. Archived 2014-06-30 at the Wayback Machine
  2. Hovannisian, Richard G. (2007). The Armenian Genocide: Cultural and Ethical Legacies. New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Publishers. p. 215. ISBN 9781412835923.
  3. Katz, Ephraim. The Film Encyclopedia (7th ed.). New York: HarperCollins. p. 1653. ISBN 9780062277114.
  4. Itzkoff, David (26 December 2008). "Aznavour Granted Armenian Citizenship". New York Times. Retrieved 10 Februar 2014.
  5. Riding, Alan (18 October 1998). "Aznavour, The Last Chanteur". New York Times. ...his highly distinct tenor voice...