List of Azerbaijanis

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Azerbaijanis or Azeris (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycanlılar آذربایجانلیلار, Azərilər آذری لر) are a Turkic people. Azerbaijanis are predominantly Shia Muslims living throughout Caucasus, northern Iran and eastern Turkey. Traditionally, the Azerbaijanis are living in Azerbaijan, Iran, Russia (Dagestan), Turkey (Kars and Iğdır) and Georgia (Borchali).

Below are lists of famous, prominent and notable Azerbaijanis from Azerbaijan, Iran, Georgia, Russia, Turkey (Anatolia) and other countries. Some Azerbaijanis were born in one country, but gained fame in another. In the list, they are indicated only by place of birth. List also includes people who have at least one parent is of Azerbaijani origin.

Azerbaijan[edit]

Actors[edit]

Rasim Balayev starred in the leading roles in more than 60 Azerbaijani films.

Archaeologists and anthropologists[edit]

Architects[edit]

Artists[edit]

Azim Azimzade was Azerbaijani artist and prominent cartoonist.

Broadcasters[edit]

Businessmen[edit]

Zeynalabdin Taghiyev, a national industrial magnate and philanthropist accompanied by his daughter Leyla and his grandchildren.

Clergy[edit]

Mahammad Hasan Movlazadeh Shakavi was an alim and the first Sheikh ul-Islam of the Caucasus and the first scholar who translated Quran into Azerbaijani language.

Dancers[edit]

Explorers[edit]

Fashion[edit]

Film industry[edit]

Historians[edit]

Abbasgulu Bakikhanov is known for founding Azerbaijani scientific historiography.

Journalists[edit]

Military[edit]

Huseyn Khan Nakhchivanski was General of the Russian Cavalry. He was the only Muslim to serve as General-Adjutant of the Russian Emperor.
Mehdi Huseynzade was legendary guerrilla and reconnaissance, made famous daring operations against the German and Italian invaders during the Second World War in Yugoslavia and Italy, Hero of the Soviet Union.

Musicians[edit]

Composers[edit]

Uzeyir Hajibeyov is recognized as the father of Azerbaijani classical music and opera. He composed the national anthem of Azerbaijan.

Singers[edit]

Alim Qasimov is winner of the International Music Council's UNESCO Music Prize, one of the highest international accolades for music.

Instrumental musicians[edit]

Philosophers[edit]

Politicians[edit]

Fatali Khan Khoyski was first Prime Minister of the independent Azerbaijan Democratic Republic.

Revolutionaries and leaders of rebellions[edit]

Scientists[edit]

Stamp dedicated to the 90th anniversary of chemist Yusif Mammadaliyev.
Leyla Mammadbayova was first female Azerbaijani pathologist.

Sports[edit]

Tofiq Bahramov became the first referee to have a stadium named after him.

Writers[edit]

Khurshidbanu Natavan was the daughter of Mehdi Gulu–khan, the last ruler of the Karabakh khanate (1748–1822), she is considered one of the best lyrical poets of Azerbaijan.
Mikayil Mushfig was an Azerbaijani poet of the 1930s, known for his resistance against the Soviet Union, he was arrested and executed by the Soviet authorities at the age of 30.

Other notables[edit]

Hasan bey Zardabi was founder of the first Azerbaijani–language newspaper Akinchi.

Iran[edit]

Actors[edit]

Artists[edit]

Clergy[edit]

Filmmakers[edit]

Military[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Aysel and Arash in the Green Room during the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow

Monarchy[edit]

Politicians[edit]

Mir-Hossein Mousavi, last Prime Minister of Iran from 1981 to 1989, current leader of Iranian opposition .
Sattar Khan was a key figure in the Iranian Constitutional Revolution and one of the greatest heroes of Persia (Iran).

Revolutionaries[edit]

Scientists[edit]

Ahmad Kasravi, one of the most famous Iranians in Iran's modern history. He is known for his discovery of the Ancient Azari language.

Sports[edit]

Writers[edit]

Mohammad Hossein Shahriar was an outstanding Azerbaijani poet from Iran.

Other notables[edit]

Turkey[edit]

Actors[edit]

Literature[edit]

Music[edit]

Sports[edit]

Other[edit]

Georgia[edit]

Nariman Narimanov was a writer and a major public and political figure in Azerbaijan.

Musicians[edit]

Politicians[edit]

  • Hasan Hasanov (born 1940), the first Prime Minister of Azerbaijan.
  • Nariman Narimanov (1870–1925), politician, writer and Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of the Azerbaijan SSR.
  • Alimardan Topchubashev (1862–1934), politician, foreign minister and Minister of External Affairs of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic (1918), Head of the Parliament in absentia of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic (1918—1920).
  • Raul Usupov (1980–2005), politician.

Sports[edit]

Other notables[edit]

Nigar Shikhlinskaya was the first Azerbaijani nurse.

Russia[edit]

Actors[edit]

Music[edit]

  • Asaf Zeynally (1909–1932), composer, founder of the romance in Azerbaijani music and Azerbaijani children's music.

Politicians[edit]

Sports[edit]

Other notables[edit]

Armenia[edit]

Mammad agha Shahtakhtinski was an Azerbaijani linguist and public figure.

Artists[edit]

Military[edit]

Politicians[edit]

Scientists[edit]

Sports[edit]

Writers[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

Main article: British Azerbaijanis

United States[edit]

Main article: Azerbaijani Americans

Other places[edit]

Belarus[edit]

Iraq[edit]

Fuzûlî is considered one of the greatest contributors to the Dîvân tradition of Azerbaijani literature.
  • Fuzûlî (1494–1556), poet and thinker.
  • Nasimi (1369–1417), mystical poet.

France[edit]

Hungary[edit]

Kazakhstan[edit]

Spain[edit]

Turkmenistan[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

Uzbekistan[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Валерий Кичин (24 января 2007 г.). "Старый князь и новые проблемы" (in Russian). "Российская газета".  Я азербайджанец, я люблю свой народ, но большую часть жизни прожил в России.
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  15. ^ "In memorial of Grand Ayatallah Seyyed Mohammad Kazzen Shariatmadari". yatollahshariatmadari.com. 
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  17. ^ Harris, Craig. "Hossein Alizâdeh > Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved August 18, 2010.  Alizadeh was destined to become a musician. His mother, a Persian from Arak, and his father, an Azeri from Urmia, both loved music.
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  26. ^ "Cem Karaca: Yakında ben de geliyorum". Hürriyet. 10 February 2004. (Turkish)
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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Бабаев Мирза Абдулджаббар оглы". kino–teatr.ru. 
  2. ^ "Бадирбейли (Джаванширова) Лейла Агалар–кызы". kino–teatr.ru. 
  3. ^ "Касумов Мир Башир Фаттах оглы". БСЭ. 
  4. ^ "ḤAYDAR KHAN ʿAMU–OḠLI". Encyclopædia Iranica. 
  5. ^ "Моджуз". БСЭ. 
  6. ^ "Набати Сеид Абульгасем". БСЭ. 
  7. ^ "Эривани Мирза Кадым Мамед–Гусейн оглы". БСЭ. 
  8. ^ "Hacıyev Etibar Firudin oğlu". milliqahraman.az.