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Overview

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Azerbaijanis or Azeris (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycanlılar آذربایجانلیلار, Azərilər آذری لر) are a Turkic people. Azerbaijanis are predominantly Shia Muslims living throughout Caucasus, northern Iran and eastern Turkey. Traditionally, the Azerbaijanis are living in Azerbaijan, Iran, Russia (Dagestan), Turkey (Kars, Ardahan and Iğdır) and Georgia (Borchali).

Below are lists of famous, prominent and notable Azerbaijanis from Azerbaijan, Iran, Georgia, Russia, Turkey (Anatolia) and other countries. 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.

Azerbaijan

Actors

Art

  • Azim Azimzade — painter and graphic artist, founder of Azerbaijani satirical graphics, People's Painter of Azerbaijan SSR (1927)
  • Behruz Kengerli - Azerbaijani painter, graphic artist, one of the first representatives of Azerbaijani visual arts and the founder of realistic easel painting of Azerbaijan.
  • Boyukagha Mirzazade - prominent Azerbaijani artist, People's Artist of the Azerbaijan SSR (1967)
  • Maral Rahmanzade - Azerbaijani graphic artist, People's Artist of Azerbaijan (1964), laureate of the State Prize.
  • Mikail Abdullayev — painter, People's Painter of the USSR (1963)
  • Mir Mohsun Navvab — poet, artist, music historian, astronomer, carpenter, chemist and mathematician
  • Sattar Bahlulzadeh — Impressionist painter
  • Tahir Salahov — painter, People's Painter of Azerbaijan SSR (1963), USSR (1973) and the Russian Federation (1996)
  • Togrul Narimanbekov — painter, People's Artist of Azerbaijan SSR, Member of French Academy
  • Vidadi Narimanbekov — painter, People's Artist of the Azerbaijani SSR
  • Yusif Huseynov - painter, People's Artist of the Azerbaijani SSR

Authors

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. - List of Azerbaijanis
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.
Mirza Fatali Akhundov was a celebrated dramaturgist and philosopher, known as founder of Azerbaijani drama. - List of Azerbaijanis
Mirza Fatali Akhundov was a celebrated dramaturgist and philosopher, known as founder of Azerbaijani drama.

Businessmen

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

Film industry

  • Magsud Ibrahimbeyov
  • Rasim Ojagov — film director and operator, Honored Artist of the Chechen-Ingush Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (1964), People's Artist of Azerbaijan SSR (1982).
  • Rustam Ibragimbekov[9] — soviet and Azerbaijani writer and screenwriter, State Prize Laureate, People's Writer of Azerbaijan, Honored Artist of Azerbaijan SSR (1976) and Honored Artist of Russia (1995).

Military

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

Music

Mugam

Kamancha

  • Habil Aliyevkamancha player, who studied in Yerevan State Conservatory. He is first azerbaijanians who played Armenian traditional instrument kamancha.

Tar

Composers

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

Classical

  • Bulbul — folk and opera singer (tenor), one of the founders of Azerbaijani national musical theater, People's Artist of USSR (1938).
  • Dinara Alieva — singer (soprano).
  • Huseyngulu Sarabski — opera singer (tenor), composer, playwright, actor, producer, musician (TAR), People's Artist of Azerbaijan SSR (1932).
  • Lutfiyar Imanov — opera singer (dramatic tenor), People's Artist of USSR (1977).
  • Muslim Magomayev[14] — outstanding Soviet and Russian opera and pop singer (baritone), composer, People's Artist of USSR (1973).
  • Rauf Atakishiyev - Soviet Azerbaijani singer, pianist, singer-soloist, People's Artist of the Azerbaijan SSR (1967), professor (1972).
  • Shovkat Alakbarova — singer.
  • Zeynab Khanlarova — singer (soprano), People's Artist of Azerbaijan SSR (1975), People's Artist of USSR (1980).

Jazz

Other

Politicians

Fatali Khan Khoyski was first Prime Minister of the independent Azerbaijan Democratic Republic. - List of Azerbaijanis
Fatali Khan Khoyski was first Prime Minister of the independent Azerbaijan Democratic Republic.
Qatir Mammed was People's hero of Azerbaijan, the legendary leader of the Peasant Movement in the Ganja province of Azerbaijan in 1918–1919. - List of Azerbaijanis
Qatir Mammed was People's hero of Azerbaijan, the legendary leader of the Peasant Movement in the Ganja province of Azerbaijan in 1918–1919.

Revolutionaries and leaders of rebellions

  • Meshadi Azizbekov — revolutionary, of the 26 Baku Commissars; one of the first Azeri-Marxists.
  • Aina Sultanova — one of the first Azeri women revolutionaries, People's Commissar of Justice of the Azerbaijan SSR; its name is associated with appearance of the first in the East women's magazine "Shark Kadyny" ("Woman of the East"); sister of Gazanfar Musabekov and the wife of Hamid Sultanov.[group 4]
  • Khanlar Safaraliyev — oil field worker, trade unionist and revolutionary Moslem social democrat. In 1907, he helped lead a successful strike at the Baku oil fields
  • Mir Hasan Vazirov — socialist-revolutionary, of the 26 Baku Commissars.He signed the decree of the Baku CPC confiscation of landed estates and transferring them to the working peasants.
  • Qatir Mammed — People's hero of Azerbaijan, the legendary leader of the Peasant Movement in the Ganja province of Azerbaijan in 1918–1919. ru:Гатыр Мамед

Scientists

Mahammad Hasan Movlazadeh Shakavi was an alim and the first Sheikh ul-Islam of the Caucasus and the first scholar who translated Koran into Azerbaijani language. - List of Azerbaijanis
Mahammad Hasan Movlazadeh Shakavi was an alim and the first Sheikh ul-Islam of the Caucasus and the first scholar who translated Koran into Azerbaijani language.
Gamar Almaszadeh was a the first Azerbaijani ballerina. - List of Azerbaijanis
Gamar Almaszadeh was a the first Azerbaijani ballerina.

Sports

Other

Iran

Turkey

Georgia

Russia

Armenia

Other places

Belarus

France

Estonia

  • Eldar Efendiev[27][28] — Mayor of Narva (1999–2000), Minister of Population Affairs of Estonia (2002–2003).

Iraq

  • Fuzûlî — poet and thinker. Often considered one of the greatest contributors to the Dîvân tradition of Azerbaijani literature.
  • Nasimi — poet.

Turkmenistan

  • Fakhraddin Musaev — National Hero of Azerbaijan.[group 5]
  • Hajibala Abutalybov — Mayor of Baku (since 2001).
  • Rolan Guliyev — kickboxer, World Champion version WPKA (2009), Champion of 2004 Asian Kickboxing, Turkmenistan champion 2004 Kickboxing among professionals, Two-time champion in kickboxing Azerbaijan (2005 and 2006) among young people. ru:Гулиев, Ролан Мурадхан оглы
  • Tahir Baghirov — National Hero of Azerbaijan.[group 6]
  • Tahira Tahirova — Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan SSR (1959–1983).

Ukraine

  • Eduard Zeynalov[29] — governor of the Kirovohrad Oblast of the Ukraine (2005–2006).
  • Oleksandr Aliyev — Ukrainian footballer.

United Kingdom

United States

Uzbekistan

See also

References

Muslim Communities Reemerge: Historical Perspectives on Nationality, Politics, and Opposition in the Former Soviet Union and Yugoslavia (Central Asia Book Series)
(1994)
The terrible events afflicting Muslims in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Tajikistan fill the news, commanding the world's attention. This timely volume offers rare insight into the background of these catastrophic conflicts. First published in German on the eve of the breakup of the Yugoslav and Soviet republics, it is one of the few books in any language to analyze, in detail and in depth, the historical and contemporary situation of Muslims in former communist states and thus clarifies the sources, development, and implications of the events that dominate today's foreign news. In fourteen chapters and an updated introduction, European and North American specialists examine the recent evolution of Islamic expression and practice in these former Communist regions, as well as its political significance within officially atheistic regimes. Representing a wide range of disciplines and perspectives, the authors detail how the modern ethno-religious situation developed and matured in hostile circumstances, the degree of latitude the local Muslims achieved in religious expression, and what prospect the future seemed to offer just before the breakup of the Soviet Union and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Overall, the book provides a thorough analysis of the coincidence and tension between ethnic and religious identity in two countries officially devoted to the separation of ethnic groups in domestic cultural arrangements but not in the social or political realm.Contributors. Edward Allworth, Hans Bräker, Marie Broxup, Georg Brunner, Bert G. Fragner, Uwe Halbach, Wolfgang Höpken, Andreas Kappeler, Edward J. Lazzerini, Richard Lorenz, Alexandre Popovi´c, Sabrina Petra Ramet, Azade-Ayse Rorlich, Gerhard Simon, Tadeusz Swietochowski
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