Nasib Yusifbeyli

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Nasib Yusifbeyli
Nəsib Yusif oğlu Yusifbəyli
Nesib bey Yusifbeyli (Mucadile. Birinci Hisse. Istiqlalin Beshiyi (2006)).JPG
Minister of Finance of ADR
In office
May 28, 1918 – June, 1918
President Fatali Khan Khoyski (Chairman of Azerbaijani Parliament)
Preceded by office established
Succeeded by Abdulali bey Amirjanov[1]
Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic
In office
April 14, 1919 – April 1, 1920
Preceded by Fatali Khan Khoyski
Succeeded by Mammad Hasan Hajinski (acting)
Personal details
Born 1881 (1881)
Ganja, Azerbaijan
Died 1920 (1921) (aged 39)
Outside of Baku
Nationality Azerbaijani
Political party Musavat
Religion Islam

Nasib Yusif oglu Yusifbeyli (Azerbaijani: Nəsib Yusif oğlu Yusifbəyli) or Usubbeyov (Azerbaijani: Usubbəyov ; 1881, Ganja - 31 May 1920) - Azerbaijani publicist, statesman and major political figure in Azerbaijan Democratic Republic.

Early years[edit]

Nasib Yusifbeyli was born in 1881 in Elisavetpol (present-day Ganja, Azerbaijan). After graduating from a gymnasium (secondary school) in Ganja, he enrolled as a student at the Law Faculty of the Novorossiya University (now the Odessa University) in 1902. When the university was temporarily shut down by the Tsarist Russian authorities due to revolutionary student activities, N. Yusifbeyli moved to Bakhchisaray in Crimea, where he started editing "Tercuman" newspaper with the Crimean Turkic intellectual Ismail Gasprinski.

In 1908, Yusifbeyli moved to Istanbul, continuing on his work as a publicist and establishing the Turkic Society. In 1909, he returned to Elisavetpol to work at a its city council.

In 1917, Yusifbeyli established the National Party of Turkic Federalists in Ganja, with the main goal of federalism in Russian empire. In July 1917, the party joined the Musavat Muslim Democrat Party of Mammad Emin Rasulzade, and Yusifbeyli became Musavat's regional chair in Ganja.

Political career[edit]

When the short-lived Transcaucasian Democratic Federative Republic was established on February 10, 1918, N. Yusifbeyli became its Minister of Education. On May 28, 1918, when Azerbaijan Democratic Republic (ADR) was proclaimed, N. Yusifbeyli again held the cabinet post of Minister of Education in ADR government. From March 1919 till March 1920, he was the Prime Minister of Azerbaijan, in parallel, also holding the post of the Minister of Interior from March till December 1919.

After the Bolshevik invasion of Azerbaijan and fall of ADR in April 1920, N. Yusifbeyli escaped from Baku but was murdered on May 31, 1920.

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