Ethongraphic map of Azerbaijanis in the Caucasus (1995)
Ethongraphic map of Azerbaijanis in Iran
Azerbaijanis or Azeris ( Azerbaijani: ) are a Azərbaycanlılar آذربایجانلیلار, Azərilər آذری لر 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 ]
Lutfali Abdullayev (1914-1973), actor
Alasgar Alakbarov (1910-1963), actor, People's Artist of USSR (1961)
Mirzaagha Aliyev (1883-1954), actor, People's Artist of USSR (1949)
Huseyn Arablinski (1881-1919), actor
Mirza Babayev (1903-2003), Azerbaijani Soviet actor and singer, Honoured Artist of Azerbaijan SSR (1956), People's Artist of Azerbaijan (1992). [group 1 ]
Leyla Badirbeyli (1920-1999), actress, People's Artist of Azerbaijan SSR (1959). [group 2 ]
Bahram Bagirzade (born 1972), actor, entertainer, comedian and film director
Aghasadyg Garaybeyli (1897-1988), actor, People's Artist of Azerbaijan SSR (1940).
Fakhraddin Manafov (born 1955), actor.
Yashar Nuri (1951-2012), actor.
Hamida Omarova (born 1957), actress, Honored Artist of Azerbaijan SSR (1988), People's Artist of Azerbaijan SSR (2005)
Abbas Mirza Sharifzadeh (1893-1938), actor, Honoured Artist of Azerbaijan SSR (1935)
Hagigat Rzayeva (1907-1969), actress and singer, People's Artist of Azerbaijan SSR (1943)
Hasan Turabov (1938-2003), actor, People's Artist of Azerbaijan SSR (1982)
Nasiba Zeynalova (1916-2004), actress, Honored Artist of Azerbaijan SSR (1960), People's Artist of Azerbaijan SSR (1974)
Mikail Abdullayev (1921-2002), painter, People's Painter of the USSR (1963)
Azim Azimzade (1880-1943), painter and graphic artist, founder of Azerbaijani satirical graphics, People's Painter of Azerbaijan SSR (1927)
Sattar Bahlulzadeh (1909-1974), impressionist painter
Behruz Kengerli (1892-1922), painter, graphic artist, one of the first representatives of Azerbaijani visual arts and the founder of realistic easel painting of Azerbaijan
Boyukagha Mirzazade (1921-2007), prominent Azerbaijani artist, People's Artist of the Azerbaijan SSR (1967)
Togrul Narimanbekov (1930-2013), painter, People's Artist of Azerbaijan SSR, Member of French Academy
Vidadi Narimanbekov (1926-2001), painter, People's Artist of the Azerbaijani SSR
Mir Mohsun Navvab (1833-1918), poet, artist, music historian, astronomer, carpenter, chemist and mathematician
Maral Rahmanzade (1916-2008), graphic artist, People's Artist of Azerbaijan (1964), laureate of the State Prize.
Tahir Salahov (born 1928), painter, People's Painter of Azerbaijan SSR (1963), USSR (1973) and the Russian Federation (1996)
Authors [ edit ]
was an Azerbaijani poet of the 1930s, known for his resistance against the
, he was arrested and executed by the Soviet authorities at the age of 30.
Chingiz Abdullayev (born 1959), best-selling detective writer
Mirza Fatali Akhundov (1812-1878), writer, educator and philosopher, founder of Azerbaijani drama
Suleyman Sani Akhundov (1875-1939), playwright, journalist, children's author, and teacher.
Ashig Alasgar (1821–1926), poet
Banine (1905-1992), writer
Yusif Vazir Chamanzaminli (1887-1943), writer
Jafar Jabbarly (1899-1934), writer
Ahmad Javad (1892-1937), poet. He is best known for composing Azerbaijan's national anthem.
Huseyn Javid (1882-1941), poet and playwright, founder of the progressive romanticism in Azerbaijani literature.
Jalil Mammadguluzadeh (1866-1932), satirist and writer
Mikayil Mushfig (1908-1939), poet
Khurshidbanu Natavan (1832-1897), poetess
Mammed Said Ordubadi (1872-1950), writer
Baba Punhan (1948-2004), poet.
Suleyman Rustam (1906-1989), poet.
Rasul Rza (1910–1981), writer.
Mirza Alakbar Sabir (1862-1911), poet
Abbas Sahhat (1874-1918), poet and dramatist
Seyid Azim Shirvani (1835–1888), poet
Ismayil Shykhly (1919–1995), writer
Bakhtiyar Vahabzadeh (1925-2009), poet
Aliagha Vahid (1895-1965), poet, Honored Art Worker of Azerbaijan SSR (1943)
Molla Panah Vagif (1717–1797), poet and vizier Karabakh Khanate, the founder of realism in Azerbaijani literature
Mirza Shafi Vazeh (1794–1852), poet
Najaf bey Vazirov (1854-1925), novelist and playwright, theatrical figure, one of the founders of Azerbaijani theater.
Molla Vali Vidadi (1708-1809), poet
Samad Vurgun (1906-1956), poet, Honored Art Worker of Azerbaijan SSR (1943), People's Poet of Azerbaijan SSR (1956).
Businessmen [ edit ]
, a national industrial magnate and philanthropist accompanied by his daughter Leyla and his grandchildren.
Film industry [ edit ]
Magsud Ibrahimbeyov (born 1935), writer
Rustam Ibragimbekov (born 1939) — Soviet and Azerbaijani writer and screenwriter, State Prize Laureate, People's Writer of Azerbaijan, Honored Artist of Azerbaijan SSR (1976) and Honored Artist of Russia (1995) [2 ]
Rasim Ojagov (1933-2006), film director and operator, Honored Artist of the Chechen-Ingush Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (1964), People's Artist of Azerbaijan SSR (1982)
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.
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
Sadykh bey Aghabekov (1865-1944), general in the Russian Imperial Army, founder and reformer of Azerbaijani Police, Major General, Orientalist.
Riad Ahmadov (1956-1992), National Hero of Azerbaijan.
Avraamy Aslanbegov (1822-1900), vice-admiral and military writer.
Azi Aslanov (1910-1945), Soviet army general, twice Hero of the Soviet Union.
Allahverdi Bagirov (1946-1992), National Hero of Azerbaijan.
Farrukh Gayibov (1891-1916), the first Azerbaijani military pilot during World War I.
Mehdi Huseynzade (1918-1944), legendary guerrilla fighter in Yugoslavia and Italy during World War II, Hero of the Soviet Union.
Fatulla Huseynov (1937-2004), influential military activist, public figure.
Mubariz Ibrahimov (1988-2010), National Hero of Azerbaijan.
Ahmadiyya Jabrayilov (1920-1994), activist of French Resistance.
Rovshan Javadov (1951-1995), influential military activist, public figure.
Israfil Mammadov (1919-1946), the first Azerbajani to be awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union [3 ]
Leyla Mammadbeyova (1909-1989), the first Azerbaijani female aviator and the first female pilot in Southern Europe and the Middle East.
Samedbey Mehmandarov (1855-1931), Russian army general, Minister of Defense of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic
Hussein Khan Nakhichevanski (1855-1931), Russian Imperial Cavalry General and General-Adjutant of the Emperor of Russia. He was the only Muslim to serve as General-Adjutant of the Russian Emperor.
Jamshid Nakhichevanski (1863-1919), Russian Imperial, Azerbaijani and Soviet military commander. He rose to the rank of Combrig in the Soviet army.
Ali-Agha Shikhlinski (God of Artillery) (1895-1938), Russian Imperial army general, deputy Minister of Defense of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic.
Ibrahim bey Usubov (1872-1920), military commander in Russian Imperial Army and Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, Maj.-Gen.
Composers [ edit ]
Franghiz Ali-Zadeh (born 1947), composer
Fikret Amirov (1922-1984), composer, People's Artist of USSR (1965), Hero of Socialist Labor [4 ]
Afrasiyab Badalbeyli (1907-1976), composer, conductor and music critic. The author of music and the libretto of the first Azerbaijani Ballet and the first ballet in the Muslim East
Tofig Bakikhanov (born 1930), composer
Uzeyir Hajibeyov (1885-1948), composer, conductor, scientist, publicist, playwright, teacher, translator, and social figure. He is the first Muslim author of an opera
Gara Garayev (1918-1982), composer
Tofig Guliyev (1917-2000), composer.
Soltan Hajibeyov (1919-1974), composer
Rauf Hajiyev (1922-1985), composer, People's Artist of Azerbaijan SSR (1964), People's Artist of USSR (1978), Minister of Culture of Azerbaijan SSR (1965–1971)
Ella Leya (born 19??), composer and singer
Arif Malikov (born 1933), composer
Eldar Mansurov (born 1952), composer
Muslim Magomayev (1885-1937), composer, one of the founders of Azerbaijani classical music
Emin Sabitoglu (1937-200), composer, music editor.
Ali Salimi (1922-1997), composer
Alakbar Taghiyev (1922-1981), composer
Classical [ edit ]
Shovkat Alakbarova (1922-1993), singer
Dinara Alieva (born 1980), singer (soprano)
Ahmed Agdamski (1884-1954), folk and opera singer (tenor)
Ogtay Aghayev (1935-2006), singer
Rauf Atakishiyev (1925-1994), Soviet Azerbaijani singer, pianist, singer-soloist, People's Artist of the Azerbaijan SSR (1967), professor (1972)
Elchin Azizov (born 1975), singer (soprano).
Bulbul (1897-1961), folk and opera singer (tenor), one of the founders of Azerbaijani national musical theater, People's Artist of USSR (1938)
Lutfiyar Imanov (1928-2008), opera singer (dramatic tenor), People's Artist of USSR (1977).
Zeynab Khanlarova (born 1936), singer, politician
Muslim Magomayev (1942-2008), Soviet and Russian opera and pop singer (baritone), composer, People's Artist of USSR (1973) [5 ]
Huseyngulu Sarabski (1879-1945), opera singer (tenor), composer, playwright, actor, producer, musician (TAR), People's Artist of Azerbaijan SSR (1932).
Hip-Hop [ edit ]
Sevda Alakbarzadeh (born 1977), jazz singer
Rafig Babayev (1937-1994), jazz pianist and composer.
Amina Figarova (born 1964), jazz composer and pianist [6 ]
Salman Gambarov (born 1959), jazz pianist, composer
Aziza Mustafa Zadeh (born 1969), jazz singer and pianist
Vagif Mustafa Zadeh (1940-1979), jazz pianist and composer, founder of Azerbaijani jazz
Shahin Novrasli (born 1977), jazz pianist.
Isfar Sarabski (born 1989), jazz pianist
Rain Sultanov (born 1965), saxophonist, composer
Kamancha [ edit ]
Meykhana [ edit ]
Popular [ edit ]
Safura Alizadeh (born 1992), singer.
Polad Bulbuloglu (born 1945), singer, songwriter and actor.
Brilliant Dadashova (born 1965), singer.
Eldar Gasimov (born 1989), singer, actor.
Aygun Kazimova (born 1971), singer.
Dilara Kazimova (born 1984), singer, actress.
Adalet Shukurov (born 1966), singer.
Aysel Teymurzadeh (born 1989), singer.
Physicians and medical professionals [ edit ]
Politicians [ edit ]
Heydar Aliyev (1923–2003), First Secretary of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan SSR (1969–1982), president of Azerbaijan (1993–2003)
Ilham Aliyev (born 1961), prime minister of Azerbaijan (2003), president of Azerbaijan (2003–)
Mehriban Aliyeva (born 1964), member of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador.
Araz Azimov (born 1962), Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Azerbaijan Republic (1994–present)
Mir Jafar Baghirov (1896–1956), party activist, head of the Cheka/GPU/OGPU of the Azerbaijan, chairman of People's Commissars of the Azerbaijan SSR (1932–1933), first secretary of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan SSR (1933–1953), Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Azerbaijan SSR (1953); the author of several scholarly books
Abulfaz Elchibey (1938–2000), president of Azerbaijan (1992–1993)
Mirza Davud Huseynov (1894-1938), Chairman of the Presidium of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan SSR (1920), People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan SSR (1921), First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Tajik SSR (1930–1933)
Rasul Guliyev (born 1947), reformist-democrat, Speaker of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan from 1993 to 1996
Vafa Guluzade (born 1940), diplomat, political scientist and specialist in conflict resolution
Fatali Khan Khoyski (1875–1920), attorney, member of the Duma of the Russian Empire and later Prime Minister and one of the founding leaders of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic
Elmar Mammadyarov (born 1960), Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Azerbaijan Republic (2004–present).
Gazanfar Musabekov (1888–1938), Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of the Azerbaijan SSR (1922–1930), Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars ZSFSR (1932–1936), Chairman of the Central Executive Committee of Azerbaijan SSR.
Ayaz Mutalibov (born 1938), First Secretary of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan SSR (1990), the first president of Azerbaijan (1990–1992)
Sabit Orujov (1912–1981), Minister of Gas Industry of the USSR (1972–1981).
Mammed Amin Rasulzade (1884–1955), statesman, scholar, public figure and one of the founders of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, the chairman of the Azerbaijani National Council (1918).
Nasib Yusifbeyli (1881–1920), publicist, statesman and one of the founding leaders of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic.
Revolutionaries and leaders of rebellions [ edit ]
Meshadi Azizbekov (1876-1918), revolutionary, of the 26 Baku Commissars; one of the first Azeri-Marxists.
Khanlar Safaraliyev (1878-1907), oil field worker, trade unionist and revolutionary Moslem social democrat. In 1907, he helped lead a successful strike at the Baku oil fields
Mir Hasan Vazirov (1889-1918), socialist-revolutionary, of the 26 Baku Commissars.He signed the decree of the Baku CPC confiscation of landed estates and transferring them to the working peasants.
Scientists [ edit ]
Lotfi A. Zadeh (born 1921), mathematician, electrical engineer, computer scientist, founder of the theory of fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic [7 ]
Abbasgulu Bakikhanov (1794-1847), historian and writer, founder of Azerbaijani scientific historiography.
Ziya Buniatov (1923-1997), historian, Hero of the Soviet Union.
Hamlet Isakhanli (born 1948), mathematician and poet, founder and President of Khazar University
Alexander Kazembek (1802-1870), orientalist, historian and philologist. The world-renowned scientist and organizer of Russian Oriental Studies [8 ] [9 ] [10 ] [11 ]
Kerim Kerimov (1917-2003), rocket scientist, one of the founders of the Soviet space industry, and for many years a central figure in the Soviet space program, Hero of Socialist Labor [12 ]
Elchin Khalilov (born 1959), geophysicist, professor, doctor of geological and mineralogical sciences
Firudin bey Kocharli (born 1863-1920), Azerbaijani philologist, writer and literary critic.
Arif Salimov (born 1956), mathematician.
Farman Salmanov (1931-2007), geologist who first discovered oil fields in Siberia, Hero of Socialist Labor [13 ]
Movlazadeh Mahammad Hasan Shakavi (1854-1932), a noble Azerbaijani religious leader, philosopher, alim and the first Sheikh ul-Islam of the Caucasus and the first scholar who translated Quran into Azerbaijani language.
Zeynalabdin Shirvani (1780-1838), traveller and geographer.
Namig Abdullayev (born 1971), wrestler, Olympic champion.
Rafael Aghayev (born 1985), karate competitor, World and European champion
Toghrul Asgarov (born 1992), wrestler, Olympic champion
Orhan Aydın (born 1989), basketballer
Karina Aznavourian (born 1974), Russian épée fencer, double Olympic Champion (Azeri mother)
Tofiq Bahramov (1925-1993), the 'Russian' linesman from 1966 World Cup final
Rasim Başak (born 1980), basketball player
Rovshan Bayramov (born 1987), wrestler, Olympic champion
Vali Gasimov (born 1968), footballer, football manager
Vugar Gashimov (1986-2014), chess grandmaster
Ramil Guliyev (born 1990), sprinter
Gurban Gurbanov (born 1972), footballer, football manager
Boyukagha Hajiyev (born 1958), footballer, football manager
Nazim Huseynov (born 1969), judoka, Olympic champion.
Vagif Javadov (born 1989), footballer
Alekper Mamedov (born 1930), footballer
Rauf Mamedov (born 1988), chess grandmaster
Elnur Mammadli (born 1988), judoka, Olympic champion
Fariz Mammadov (born 1980), boxer
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (born 1985), chess grandmaster
Zemfira Meftakhetdinova (born 1963), sport shooter, Olympic champion.
Nizami Pashayev (born 1981), weightlifter
Teimour Radjabov (born 1987), chess grandmaster
Rashad Sadygov (born 1982), footballer
Mahir Shukurov (born 1982), footballer
Nazim Suleymanov (born 1965), footballer, football manager
Filmmakers [ edit ]
Authors [ edit ]
Samad Behrangi (1939-1967) political writer
Reza Baraheni (1926-2000), novelist, poet and politician.
Parvin Etesami (1907-1941), Persian poetess (Persian Father and Azeri Mother)
Mirza Ibrahimov (1911-1993), writer, playwright, Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of Azerbaijan SSR (1954—1958).
Iraj Mirza (1874–1926), poet and politician
Ali Mojuz (1873-1934), satirical poet. [group 3 ]
Ebrahim Nabavi (born 1958), political journalist, satirist
Seyid Abulgasim Nabati (1812–1873), poet. [group 4 ]
Mir Jalal Pashayev (1908-1978), writer and literary critic, Honored Scientist of Azerbaijan SSR
Hassan Roshdieh (1851-1944), teacher, politician, and journalist
Gholam Hossein Saedi (1936-1985), writer
Mohammad Hossein Shahriar (1906-1988), legendary Azerbaijani poet, wrote in Azerbaijani and Persian languages.
Saib Tabrizi (1601-1677), poet
Military [ edit ]
Music of Iran
Hossein Alizadeh (born 1951), classical composer and folk musician (Azeri father). [15 ]
Arash (born 1977), Iranian-Swedish singer, dancer, entertainer and producer (Azeri great-grandfather). [16 ] [17 ] [18 ] [19 ]
Aref Arefkia (born 1941), singer.
Faegheh Atashin (born 1960), singer and actress also known as Googoosh.
Davod Azad (born 1963), composer, Sufi vocalist, multi-instrumentalist.
Samin Baghtcheban (1925-2008), musician, composer, author and translator.
André Hossein (1905-1983), composer
Dariush Eghbali (born 1951), Iranian pop artist
Rubaba Muradova (1930-1983), opera (mezzo soprano) and folk singer, People's Artist of Azerbaijan (1971)
Hassan Sattar (born 1949), Iranian pop singer.
Politicians [ edit ]
Gholam Reza Aghazadeh (born 1949), president of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran.
Mina Ahadi (born 1956), Communist Activist from WPI.
Mehdi Bazargan (1908-1995), first prime minister after the Iranian Revolution.
Parviz Fattah (born 1961), current Minister of Energy.
Mir Bashir Gasimov (1879–1949), People's Commissar of Social Security of the Azerbaijan SSR (1935—1937), Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of Azerbaijan SSR (1938—1949). [group 5 ]
Ebrahim Hakimi (1863–1959), Prime Minister of Iran.
Mahmud Jam (1884–1969), Prime Minister of Iran.
Sadegh Khalkhali (1926-2003), hardline Shia cleric of the Islamic Republic.
Ali Khamenei (born 1939), President of Iran (1981–1989), Supreme Leader of Iran (since 1989) (half Azeri). [20 ] [21 ] [22 ] [23 ]
Shah Ismail Khatai (1487-1524), poet, ruler.
Sadegh Mahsouli (born 1959), Minister of Welfare and Social Security of Iran.
Mohsen Mehralizadeh (born 1955), Khorasan Province Governor General (1997—2001).
Ali Meshkini (1922-2007), influential cleric and the ex-chairman of Assembly of Experts. [24 ]
Mir-Hossein Mousavi (born 1942), Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran (1981), last Prime Minister of Iran (1981—1989).
Farah Pahlavi (born 1938), the last Queen of Iran
Hassan Roshdieh (1851–1944), famous cleric, politician.
Ali Soheili (1896–1958), Prime Minister of Iran.
Reza Moridi (born 1945), member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Canada ( Orumieh native).
Tadj ol-Molouk (1896-1982), Queen consort of Iran
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919-1980), the last Shah of Iran (Azeri mother).
Abbas-Ali Amid Zanjani (1937-2011), Iranian hardliner theologian, politician and University lecturer.
Revolutionaries [ edit ]
Grand Ayatollahs [ edit ]
Scientists [ edit ]
Camila Batmanghelidjh (born 1963), psychotherapist and social entrepreneur
Fereydoon Batmanghelidj (1931-2004), medical scientist
Ali Murad Davudi (1922-1979), philosopher
Ali Javan (born 1926), physician and inventor. He co-invented the gas laser in 1960, with William R. Bennett [26 ]
Ahmad Kasravi (1890-1946), Iranian linguist, historian, reformer, nationalist politician, author and philosopher
Kazem Sadegh-Zadeh (born 1942), analytic philosopher
Allameh Tabatabaei (1903-1981), prominent Shi'a theoretician
Sports in Iran
Jafar Salmasi (born 1918), weightlifter.
Gholamreza Takhti (born 1930), wrestler.
Mohammad Paziraei (born 19729), wrestler.
Aboutaleb Talebi, (born 1945), wrestler.
Rahim Aliabadi (born 1943), wrestler.
Hadi Saei (born 1976), double Olympic and World champion taekwondo athlete.
Sajjad Anoushiravani, (born 1984), weightlifter.
Karim Ansarifard (born 1990), footballer.
Javad Allahverdi (born 1954), footballer.
Aziz Asli (born 1938), footballer.
Karim Bagheri (born 1974), footballer.
Ali Daei, (born 1969), footballer, former head coach of the Iran national football team.
Cyrus Dinmohammadi (born 1970), footballer.
Yahya Golmohammadi (born 1971), footballer.
Yousef Karami (born 1983), Iranian taekwondo athlete
Rasoul Khatibi (born 1978), footballer.
Mohammad Navazi (born 1974), footballer.
Ali Akbar Ostad-Asadi (born 1965), footballer.
Hossein Reza Zadeh (born 1978), double Olympic and four time World champion weightlifter.
Literature [ edit ]
Georgia [ edit ]
was a writer and a major public and political figure in Azerbaijan.
Rashid Behbudov (1915-1989), Azerbaijani singer and actor, People's Artist of USSR (1959), Hero of Socialist Labor.
Khadija Gayibova (1893-1938), the first Azerbaijani female pianist
Geysar Kashiyeva (1929-1972), painter
Shovkat Mammadova (1897-1981), the first Azerbaijani opera singer
Niyazi (1912-1984), musical conductor, composer, author of the famous "Rast" symphonic mugam, People's Artist of USSR (1959), Hero of Socialist Labor
Abdulla Shaig (1881-1959), poet and writer
Politicians [ edit ]
Hasan Hasanov (born 1940), the first Prime Minister of Azerbaijan (1990—1992), Minister of External Affairs of Azerbaijan (1993—1998).
Nariman Narimanov (1870-1925), Azerbaijani and Soviet politician and writer, People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan SSR (1920—1921), Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of the Azerbaijan SSR (1920—1922).
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), Georgian politician, ex-deputy governor of Kvemo Kartli
Asaf Zeynally (1909-1932), composer, founder of the romances in Azerbaijani music, laid the foundation of the Azerbaijani children's music.
Politicians [ edit ]
Chingiz Mustafayev (1960-1992), one of the most noted independent Azerbaijani journalists, National Hero of Azerbaijan
Sarhat Rashidova (1875-2007), was believed to be the oldest person to live on Earth as of January 2007.
Armenia [ edit ]
Military [ edit ]
Politicians [ edit ]
Ismat Abbasov (born 1954), Minister of Agriculture of Azerbaijan (since 2004)
Avaz Alakbarov (born 1952), Azerbaijani economist, Minister of Finance of Azerbaijan (1999—2006)
Aziz Aliyev (1896-1962), People's Commissariat for Health of the Azerbaijan SSR (1939—1941), Secretary of the Dagestan Regional Committee of the Communist Party (1942—1948)
Ogtay Asadov (born 1955), Speaker of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan (since 2005)
Misir Mardanov (born 1946), Minister of Education of Azerbaijan (since 1998)
Shahin Mustafayev (born 1965), Minister of Economic Development of Azerbaijan (since 2008)
Akbar agha Sheykhulislamov (1891–1961), Minister of Agriculture of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic (1918—1920).
Scientists [ edit ]
United Kingdom [ edit ]
Nigar Jamal (born 1980), singer
Elyar Fox (born 1955), singer, musician and songwriter
Narmin Kamal (born 1981), novelist
Hassan Mirza (1899-1943), former Crown Prince of the Qajar dynasty
Donald Swann (1923-1994), composer, musician and entertainer
Fuad Viento (born 1988), photographer, writer and social activist
Sami Yusuf (born 1980), singer well known in Islamic World.
United States [ edit ]
Other places [ edit ]
Belarus [ edit ]
Fuzûlî (1494–1556), poet and thinker
Nasimi (1369-1417), mystical poet
Turkmenistan [ edit ]
Uzbekistan [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Вагит Юсуфович Алекперов. Биографическая справка" (in Russian). РИА Новости. 12/03/2009.
^ 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.
^ "Мамедов Исрафил Магерам Оглы" (in Russian). Heroes of the country.
^ "Амиров Фикрет Мешади Джамиль оглы" (in Russian). Heroes of the country.
^ Магомаев вернулся в Кремль по приказу Андропова. Российская Газета, Пятница, 16 августа 2002 г, No 153 (3021).
^ СЕВДА БАБАЕВА (28 June 2002). "АМИНА ФИГАРОВА: "БАКУ ВСЕГДА СО МНОЙ. ВЫШКА. "" (Russian) "Вы знаете, я сама чистокровная азербайджанка. Но папа больше похож на иностранца. Они с моим мужем очень похожи. Так, что трудно мне не было."
^ Betty Blair. "Short Biographical Sketch". Azerbaijan International, Winter 1994 (2.4), page 49. Accessed August 19, 2005.
^ Robert P. Geraci. Window on the East: National and Imperial Identities in Late Tsarist Russia. (Cornell University Press, 2001), 310. ISBN 080143422X, 9780801434228
^ Perhaps the only exception before Katanov was A.K. Kazembek, an Azeri who converted to Christianity and became a professor of Turkic languages at Kazan and then at St. Petersburg. Kazembek has been referred to as the first European Turkologist of Turkic origin. Robert P. Geraci. Window on the East: National and Imperial Identities in Late Tsarist Russia. Cornell University Press, 2001. ISBN 080143422X, 9780801434228
^ Not a few in the nineteenth century would have accepted this judgment, and might have echoed Mirza Kazem-Bek, the Russified Azerbaijani orientalist, in asking "What European state has such intimate and inherent ties with Asia and Asiatics as does Russia? Andreas Kappeler, Edward Allworth, Gerhard Simon, Georg Brunner. Muslim Communities Reemerge: Historical Perspectives on Nationality, Politics, and Opposition in the Former Soviet Union and Yugoslavia. Duke University Press, 1994. ISBN 0822314908, 9780822314905
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