Agha Aminov

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Agha Aminov
Ağa Əminov
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Minister of Industry and Trade of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic (ADR)
In office
April 14, 1919 – December 22, 1919
President Nasib Yusifbeyli Prime Minister, (Chairman of Azerbaijani Parliament)
Preceded by Mirza Asadullayev
Succeeded by Khudadat bey Malik-Aslanov (acting)[1]
Personal details
Born 1888 (1888)
Baku, Azerbaijan
Died 1922 (1923) (aged 34)
Baku, Azerbaijan

Agha Mashadi Aminov Aghakerim oglu (Azerbaijani: Ağa Məşədi Əminov Ağakərim oğlu; 1888–1922), also spelled as Aga Aminov, was an Azerbaijani statesman who served as Minister of Industry and Trade in the fourth cabinet of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, and was member of Parliament of Azerbaijan.

Early years[edit]

Aminov was born in 1888 in Baku, Azerbaijan. He graduated cum laude from Baku Gymnasium in 1907. He then moved to Peterburg and graduated from Electrotechnical Studies of Saint Petersburg State Polytechnical University in 1916. While a student, he worked as a manager at Pyatigorsk Power Station. After his return to Azerbaijan, he worked as an engineer at Sabunchi-Surakhany onshore oil fields. Aminov was one of the first Azerbaijani engineers along with Farrukh Vezirov and Behbud Khan Javanshir who specialized in oil production in mountainous terrain. In 1912, Aminov left for London to attend oil industry training course.[2]

Political career[edit]

In 1912, Aminov became a member of Musavat and attended Baku Congress of Caucasian Muslims in April 1917 and Musavat's First Congress on October 26 through 31, 1917. After establishment of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic on May 28, 1918, Aminov was elected to the National Assembly of Azerbaijan.[3] When the fourth government under Nasib Yusifbeyli was formed on April 14, 1919, Aminov was appointed Minister of Industry and Trade. While a minister, he established Muslim Union of Noble Workers in May, 1919 and played a vital role in foundation of Baku State University. With formation of the fifth government, he was replaced by Khudadat bey Malik-Aslanov on December 22, 1919.[2][4]

After Bolshevik take over of Azerbaijan, Aminov worked in Azerneft oil company. He died in 1922 from illness.[2] He's recognized as one of distinctive politicians who played an important role in establishment of the first secular Muslim state in the East.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Vekilov, R.A. (1998). ИСТОРИЯ ВОЗНИКНОВЕНИЯ АЗЕРБАЙДЖАНСКОЙ РЕСПУБЛИКИ [History of establishment of Azerbaijan Republic] (PDF). Baku: Elm. p. 25. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2011-12-01. 
  2. ^ a b c "Biographies Bank. Ağa Əminov". Retrieved 2011-12-01. 
  3. ^ "Azərbaycan Parlamentinin Tərkibi" [Azerbaijani Parliament]. Archived from the original on 2011-08-29. Retrieved 2011-12-01. 
  4. ^ Vasif Jafarov (2011-05-27). "ADR dövründə iqtisadi quruculuq" [Economic structure during ADR's existence]. Merkez. Archived from the original on 2012-04-26. Retrieved 2011-12-01. 
  5. ^ Natiq Mammadzada. "First experience of independence". Region Plus. Archived from the original on 2011-12-20. Retrieved 2011-12-01.