Mirza Asadullayev

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Mirza Asadullayev
Mirzə Əsədullayev
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Minister of Industry and Trade of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic (ADR)
In office
December 26, 1918 – March 14, 1919
President Fatali Khan Khoyski Prime Minister, (Chairman of Azerbaijani Parliament)
Preceded by Agha Ashurov
Succeeded by Agha Aminov[1]
Personal details
Born 1875 (1875)
Baku, Azerbaijan
Died 1936 (1937) (aged 61)
Paris, France
Religion Islam

Mirza Asadullayev Shamsi oglu (Azerbaijani: Mirzə Əsədullayev Şəmsi oğlu; 1875–1936) was an Azerbaijani industrial magnate, philanthropist and statesman who served as Minister of Industry and Trade in the third cabinet of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, and was member of Parliament of Azerbaijan.

Early years[edit]

Asadullayev was born in 1875 in Baku, Azerbaijan to the family of famous oil magnate Shamsi Asadullayev.[2][3] After graduating from a Baku gymnasium, he worked for his father's oil company. In early 1900s, he married the daughter of another oil magnate Musa Nagiyev, Umm-El-Banine Assadoulaeff, known as by her pan name Banine.[4] Due to his father's oil business, Asadullayev has spent considerable time living in Moscow and St. Petersburg. He also chaired the Muslim Charity Society organization. After the February revolution in Russia, Asadullayev was elected a member to the Executive Committee of the Interim Muslim National Council. In 1918, he was elected chairman of Baku Oil Industry Council.[2]

Political career[edit]

After establishment of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, he played an important role in the economy of the country. On December 26, when the third cabinet led by Fatali Khan Khoyski was formed, Asadullayev was appointed the Minister of Industry and Trade of ADR. He's recognized as an important contributor in development of industry sector of Azerbaijan.[2] After Bolshevik occupation of Azerbaijan in 1920, Asadullayev was arrested and imprisoned. He was released the same year and with permission from the authorities, was allowed to leave the country.[2]

Asadullayev settled in Paris where he lived until his death in 1936.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Vekilov, R.A. (1998). ИСТОРИЯ ВОЗНИКНОВЕНИЯ АЗЕРБАЙДЖАНСКОЙ РЕСПУБЛИКИ [History of establishment of Azerbaijan Republic] (PDF). Baku: Elm. p. 24. Retrieved 2011-11-15. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Biographies Bank. Mirzə Əsədullayev". Retrieved 2011-11-15. 
  3. ^ Betty Blair, Fuad Akhundov (Summer 2004 (12.2)). "The Ali and Nino Walking Tour". Azerbaijan International. pp. 44–45. Retrieved 2011-11-15.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ "Mühacirət övladı". Retrieved 2011-11-15.