Mikayil Huseynov

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Mikayil Huseynov
Birth name Mikayil Alesger oglu Huseynov
Born 19 April 1905
Baku, Azerbaijan
Died 7 October 1992(1992-10-07) (aged 87)
Baku, Azerbaijan
Nationality Azerbaijan Azerbaijani
Field Architect
Works Building of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan State Conservatory, Nizami Museum of Azerbaijan Literature in Baku, pavilion of All-Russia Exhibition Centre of Azerbaijan in Moscow (1939 and 1954), group of buildings of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (1951-1966)

Mikayil Alesger oglu Huseynov (Azerbaijani: Mikayıl Ələsgər oğlu Hüseynov; 1905–1992) was a Soviet Azerbaijani architect and historian of architecture, People’s Architect of the USSR (1970), Professor (1939); Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1945), real member of the Academy of Architecture of the USSR (1985), Hero of Socialist Labour (1985), laureate of the Second Class State Stalin Prize (1941), member of England’s and Ireland's Royal Society of Asians.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Huseynov was born on 19 April 1905, in Baku, in a well-off family. His father was a millionaire, had streamships on the Caspian Sea and a great mansion on the seafront. His origination hang over him as the sword of Damocles and he could be arrested at any time. He died on October 7, 1992 and was buried in the Alley of Honor in Baku.

Creativity[edit]

Until 1946, he worked in close creative and scientific cooperation with S.A. Dadashov. When they were students Huseynov and Dadashov awarded the first prize for joint project of the monument to Nizami Ganjavi-the eminent poet and thinker of the 12th century.[3]

Building of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan State Conservatory, Nizami Museum of Azerbaijan Literature in Baku, pavilion of All-Russia Exhibition Centre of Azerbaijan in Moscow (1939 and 1954) are among their best architectural works. Individual works of Huseynov-project of State Public Library named after M.F.Akhundov (1960), group of buildings of the National Academy of Sciences of the Azerbaijan SSR (1951–1966) in Baku, works on a matter of architecture and urban building problems and others.[4]

Awards and recognitions[edit]

•Second Class State Stalin Prize (1941) – for architectural project of the pavilion of All-Russia Exhibition Centre of Azerbaijan;

•Hero of Socialist Labor (1985) – for his great merits on development of the Soviet architecture, for productive scientific, pedagogical and social activity and in connection with his 80th anniversary;

•Three Orders of Lenin (1946,1958, 1985);

•Two Orders of the Red Banner of Labor (1939, 1952);

•Deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union of the 4th convocation (1954–1962).[5]

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