List of famous Azerbaijanis with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Famous Azerbaijanis

Attention all! Here’s introducing the vintage country of Azerbaijan, a land best known for its crochets, contrasts and contradictions. But did you know that this nascent nation, brimming with Turkish and Shia Muslims, is also home to a string of unusual wonders like world’s first fireplace and burning mountain. That is right! This little-known, oil-rich land, which has been lying low hitherto, is slowly leaving the ghosts of his war-torn past behind to find its rightful place in the geopolitical map now. It is incredible to know that even amid the territorial tensions and war, the country has managed to produce a wad of visionaries, innovators and artistes and claim several Nobel Prizes too, thereby carving a niche for itself in the global map. From intelligence spy Richard Sorge and Nobel winning physicist Lev Landau to Poet of Independence Ahmad Javad and creator of fuzzy logic Lotfi Zadeh, the country has given the world many notable names to look up to and be inspired by. We bring you the lives and deeds of some such famous Azerbaijanis through their timeline, trivia, and facts captured in the biographies here.
Ilham AliyevIlham Aliyev
(Fourth President of Azerbaijan)

24 December 1961

Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, Soviet Union

Capricorn

Heydar Aliyev Heydar Aliyev
(Former President of Azerbaijan)

10 May 1923

12 December 2003

Nakhchivan City.

Taurus

By Oqtay Sadikhzade (National Museum of Art of Azerbaijan) [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsKhurshidbanu Natavan
(Poet)

06 August 1832

02 October 1897

Shusha

Leo

Mirza Fatali AkhundovMirza Fatali Akhundov
(Writer and Philisopher)

12 July 1812

09 March 1878

Shaki, Azerbaijan

Cancer

Azim AzimzadeAzim Azimzade
(Artist)

07 May 1880

15 June 1943

Novxanı

Taurus

Nariman NarimanovNariman Narimanov
(Politician)

02 April 1870

19 March 1925

Tbilisi

Aries

Ahmad JavadAhmad Javad
(Poet)

05 May 1892

13 October 1937

Shamkir District

Taurus

Jalil MammadguluzadehJalil Mammadguluzadeh
(Satirist)

22 February 1866

01 April 1932

Nakhchivan City

Pisces

Suleyman RustamSuleyman Rustam
(Poet)

27 November 1906

10 June 1989

Azerbaijan

Sagittarius

Jafar JabbarlyJafar Jabbarly
(Playwright)

20 March 1899

31 December 1934

Xızı

Pisces

Lotfi A. ZadehLotfi A. Zadeh
(Mathematician, Engineer, Professor, Scientist, Computer scientist)

04 February 1921

Baku

Aquarius

Mehriban AliyevaMehriban Aliyeva
(Ophthalmologist, Politician, Physician)

26 August 1964

Baku

Virgo

Leyla AliyevaLeyla Aliyeva
(Journalist, Writer)

03 July 1985

Moscow

Cancer

Abulfaz ElchibeyAbulfaz Elchibey
(Politician)

24 June 1938

22 August 2000

Nakhichevan Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic

Cancer

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