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Overview

  Ethnographic map of Azerbaijanis in the Caucasus (1995) - List of Azerbaijanis
  Ethnographic map of Azerbaijanis in the Caucasus (1995)
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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 and Iğdır) and Georgia (Borchali).

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.

Azerbaijan

Actors

Rasim Balayev starred in the leading roles in more than 60 Azerbaijani films. - List of Azerbaijanis
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. - List of Azerbaijanis
Azim Azimzade was Azerbaijani artist and prominent cartoonist.

Broadcasters

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.

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. - 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 Quran into Azerbaijani language.

Dancers

Explorers

Fashion

Film industry

Historians

Abbasgulu Bakikhanov is known for founding Azerbaijani scientific historiography. - List of Azerbaijanis
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. - 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.
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. - List of Azerbaijanis
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. - List of Azerbaijanis
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. - List of Azerbaijanis
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. - List of Azerbaijanis
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. - List of Azerbaijanis
Stamp dedicated to the 90th anniversary of chemist Yusif Mammadaliyev.
Leyla Mammadbayova was first female Azerbaijani pathologist. - List of Azerbaijanis
Leyla Mammadbayova was first female Azerbaijani pathologist.

Sports

Tofiq Bahramov became the first referee to have a stadium named after him. - List of Azerbaijanis
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. - List of Azerbaijanis
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. - List of Azerbaijanis
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. - 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.
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. - List of Azerbaijanis
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. - List of Azerbaijanis
Hasan bey Zardabi was founder of the first Azerbaijani–language newspaper Akinchi.

Iran

Actors

Artists

Clergy

Filmmakers

Military

Musicians

Aysel and Arash in the Green Room during the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow - List of Azerbaijanis
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 . - List of Azerbaijanis
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). - List of Azerbaijanis
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. - List of Azerbaijanis
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. - List of Azerbaijanis
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. - List of Azerbaijanis
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. - List of Azerbaijanis
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

Sports

Other notables

Armenia

Mammad agha Shahtakhtinski was an Azerbaijani linguist and public figure. - List of Azerbaijanis
Mammad agha Shahtakhtinski was an Azerbaijani linguist and public figure.

Artists

Military

Musicians

Politicians

Scientists

Sports

Writers

Other notables

United Kingdom

Main article: British Azerbaijanis

United States

Main article: Azerbaijani Americans

Other places

Belarus

Iraq

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

France

Hungary

Kazakhstan

Spain

Turkmenistan

Ukraine

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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