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List of Azerbaijanis

  Ethnographic map of Azerbaijanis in the Caucasus (1995)
Map of Azeri-inhabited regions of Iran, according to a poll in 2010

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Regardless of ethnicity or emigration, the list also includes famous natives of Azerbaijan, as well as people who were born elsewhere but spent most of their active life in Azerbaijan. 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.

Contents

  • Azerbaijan 1
    • Actors 1.1
    • Archaeologists and anthropologists 1.2
    • Architects 1.3
    • Artists 1.4
    • Broadcasters 1.5
    • Businessmen 1.6
    • Clergy 1.7
    • Dancers 1.8
    • Explorers 1.9
    • Fashion 1.10
    • Film industry 1.11
    • Historians 1.12
    • Journalists 1.13
    • Military 1.14
    • Musicians 1.15
      • Composers 1.15.1
      • Singers 1.15.2
      • Instrumental musicians 1.15.3
    • Philosophers 1.16
    • Politicians 1.17
    • Revolutionaries and leaders of rebellions 1.18
    • Scientists 1.19
    • Sports 1.20
    • Writers 1.21
    • Other notables 1.22
  • Iran 2
    • Actors 2.1
    • Artists 2.2
    • Businessmen 2.3
    • Clergy 2.4
    • Filmmakers 2.5
    • Military 2.6
    • Musicians 2.7
    • Monarchy 2.8
    • Politicians 2.9
    • Revolutionaries 2.10
    • Scientists 2.11
    • Sports 2.12
    • Writers 2.13
    • Other notables 2.14
  • Turkey 3
    • Actors 3.1
    • Literature 3.2
    • Musicians 3.3
    • Politicians 3.4
    • Sports 3.5
    • Other 3.6
  • Georgia 4
    • Military 4.1
    • Musicians 4.2
    • Politicians 4.3
    • Sports 4.4
    • Other notables 4.5
  • Russia 5
    • Actors 5.1
    • Musicians 5.2
    • Politicians 5.3
    • Sports 5.4
    • Other notables 5.5
  • Armenia 6
    • Artists 6.1
    • Military 6.2
    • Musicians 6.3
    • Politicians 6.4
    • Scientists 6.5
    • Sports 6.6
    • Writers 6.7
    • Other notables 6.8
  • United Kingdom 7
  • United States 8
  • Other places 9
    • Belarus 9.1
    • Canada 9.2
    • Iraq 9.3
    • France 9.4
    • Hungary 9.5
    • Spain 9.6
    • Turkmenistan 9.7
    • Ukraine 9.8
    • Uzbekistan 9.9
  • See also 10
  • References 11
  • Notes 12

Azerbaijan

Actors

Rasim Balayev starred in the leading roles in more than 60 Azerbaijani films.

Archaeologists and anthropologists

Architects

Artists

Azim Azimzade was Azerbaijani artist and prominent cartoonist.

Broadcasters

  • Chingiz Mustafayev (August 29, 1960 – June 15, 1992), one of the most notable independent Azerbaijani journalists
  • Salatyn Asgarova ( 16 December 1961 – 9 January 1991), as a woman one of the leading war journalists in Azerbaijan killed by Armenian militants on 9 January 1991
  • Mirshahin Agayev (born 1963), T.V. presenter and journalist.
  • Leyla Aliyeva (born 1986), T.V. presenter.
  • Nargiz Birk-Petersen (born 1976), T.V. presenter.
  • Emin Efendi, T.V. presenter and record producer.
  • Sevinj Osmanqizi (born 1969), T.V. presenter, media personality, author and journalist.

Businessmen

Zeynalabdin Taghiyev, a national industrial magnate and philanthropist accompanied by his daughter Leyla and his grandchildren.

Clergy

Mahammad Hasan Movlazadeh Shakavi was an alim and the first Sheikh ul-Islam of the Caucasus and the first scholar who translated Quran into Azerbaijani language.

Dancers

Explorers

Fashion

Film industry

Historians

Abbasgulu Bakikhanov is known for founding Azerbaijani scientific historiography.

Journalists

Military

Huseyn Khan Nakhchivanski was General of the Russian Cavalry. He was the only Muslim to serve as General-Adjutant of the Russian Emperor.
Mehdi Huseynzade 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.

Musicians

Composers

Uzeyir Hajibeyov is recognized as the father of Azerbaijani classical music and opera. He composed the national anthem of Azerbaijan.

Singers

Alim Qasimov is winner of the International Music Council's UNESCO Music Prize, one of the highest international accolades for music.

Instrumental musicians

Philosophers

Politicians

Fatali Khan Khoyski was first Prime Minister of the independent Azerbaijan Democratic Republic.

Revolutionaries and leaders of rebellions

Scientists

Stamp dedicated to the 90th anniversary of chemist Yusif Mammadaliyev.
Leyla Mammadbayova was first female Azerbaijani pathologist.
  • Shagiba Akhmedova-Qayibova (1925-2015), the first female Azerbaijanian doctor of veterenary of East

Sports

Tofiq Bahramov became the first referee to have a stadium named after him.
Gurban Gurbanov is Azerbaijan's all-time leading goalscorer in international matches and most successful manager in European cups.
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov is 2013 World Rapid Chess Champion.

Writers

Khurshidbanu Natavan was the daughter of Mehdi Gulu–khan, the last ruler of the Karabakh khanate (1748–1822), she is considered one of the best lyrical poets of Azerbaijan.
Mikayil Mushfig was an Azerbaijani poet of the 1930s, known for his resistance against the Soviet Union, he was arrested and executed by the Soviet authorities at the age of 30.

Other notables

Hasan bey Zardabi was founder of the first Azerbaijani–language newspaper Akinchi.

Iran

Actors

Artists

Businessmen

Clergy

Filmmakers

Military

Musicians

Aysel and Arash in the Green Room during the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow

Monarchy

Politicians

Mir-Hossein Mousavi, last Prime Minister of Iran from 1981 to 1989, current leader of Iranian opposition .
Sattar Khan was a key figure in the Iranian Constitutional Revolution and one of the greatest heroes of Persia (Iran).

Revolutionaries

Scientists

Ahmad Kasravi, one of the most famous Iranians in Iran's modern history. He is known for his discovery of the Ancient Azari language.

Sports

Writers

Mohammad Hossein Shahriar was an outstanding Azerbaijani poet from Iran.

Other notables

Turkey

Actors

Literature

Musicians

Politicians

Sports

Other

Georgia

Nariman Narimanov was a writer and a major public and political figure in Azerbaijan.

Military

Musicians

Politicians

  • Hasan Hasanov (born 1940), the first Prime Minister of Azerbaijan.
  • Nariman Narimanov (1870–1925), politician, writer and Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of the Azerbaijan SSR.
  • 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), politician.

Sports

Other notables

Nigar Shikhlinskaya was the first Azerbaijani nurse.

Russia

Actors

Musicians

  • Asaf Zeynally (1909–1932), composer, founder of the romance in Azerbaijani music and Azerbaijani children's music.

Politicians

  • Geydar Dzhemal (born 1947), philosopher, politician and social activist.[27]
  • Georgiy Mamedov (born 1947), diplomat.
  • Tofig Zulfugarov (born 1959), politician.[28]

Sports

Other notables

Armenia

Mammad agha Shahtakhtinski was an Azerbaijani linguist and public figure.
Avaz Alakbarov ex-Minister of Finance of Azerbaijan Republic

Artists

  • Mirza Gadim Iravani (1825–1875), painter and founder of Azerbaijani panel painting.[group 7]

Military

Musicians

Politicians

Scientists

Sports

Writers

Other notables

United Kingdom

United States

Other places

Belarus

Canada

  • Mimi Ikonn (born 1986), blogger, fashion journalist and entrepreneur.

Iraq

Fuzûlî is considered one of the greatest contributors to the Dîvân tradition of Azerbaijani literature.

France

Hungary

Spain

Turkmenistan

Ukraine

Uzbekistan

See also

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Notes

  1. ^ "Бабаев Мирза Абдулджаббар оглы". kino–teatr.ru. 
  2. ^ "Бадирбейли (Джаванширова) Лейла Агалар–кызы". kino–teatr.ru. 
  3. ^ "Касумов Мир Башир Фаттах оглы". БСЭ. 
  4. ^ "ḤAYDAR KHAN ʿAMU–OḠLI". Encyclopædia Iranica. 
  5. ^ "Моджуз". БСЭ. 
  6. ^ "Набати Сеид Абульгасем". БСЭ. 
  7. ^ "Эривани Мирза Кадым Мамед–Гусейн оглы". БСЭ. 
  8. ^ "Hacıyev Etibar Firudin oğlu". milliqahraman.az. 
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