Famous Azerbaijani People

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Teimour Radjabov
(Azerbaijani Chess Grandmaster)
Teimour Radjabov
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 12, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Baku
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Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
(Azerbaijani Chess Grandmaster)
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 12, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sumqayit
 3 
Nesrin Cavadzade
(Actress)
Nesrin Cavadzade
5
Birthdate: July 1, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baku
 4 
Samira Efendi
(Singer)
Samira Efendi
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 17, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Baku
 5 
Mehriban Aliyeva
(Vice President of Azerbaijan)
Mehriban Aliyeva
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 26, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baku

Mehriban Aliyeva is an Azerbaijani physician and politician. She is the current Vice President of Azerbaijan. The wife of Ilham Aliyev, Aliyeva is also the current First Lady of Azerbaijan. Mehriban Aliyeva is also the current Deputy Leader of the New Azerbaijan Party.

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Ilham Aliyev
(4th President of Azerbaijan)
Ilham Aliyev
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Baku
Ilham Aliyev, son of former president of Azerbaijan, Heydar Aliyev, is the incumbent Azerbaijani president. He owned SOCAR, the state-run oil company that made major negotiations with the West. He abolished the presidential consecutive term limit and enjoys a lavish lifestyle, amid allegations of corruption, nepotism, and human rights violations. 
 7 
Emin Agalarov
(Singer)
Emin Agalarov
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Baku
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 8 
Muslim Magomayev
(Singer)
Muslim Magomayev
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Baku
Died: October 25, 2008
 9 
Rafael Fiziev
(Azerbaijani Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
Rafael Fiziev
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 5, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Korday
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 10 
Jaycee Carroll
(Basketball player)
Jaycee Carroll
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 16, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Laramie
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 11 
Lotfi A. Zadeh
(Mathematician and Computer Scientist)
Lotfi A. Zadeh
11
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 4, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Baku
Died: September 6, 2017
 12 
Imadaddin Nasimi
(One of the Greatest Turkic Mystical Poets of the Late 14th and Early 15th Centuries)
Imadaddin Nasimi
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1369 AD
Birthplace: Shamakhi
Died: 1417 AD

Imadaddin Nasimi was an Azerbaijani Ḥurūfī poet who wrote in Persian, Azerbaijani, and Arabic. He is counted among the greatest and most influential Turkic mystical poets of the 14th and 15th centuries. His work has influenced many Turkic language authors and poets such as Khata'i, Fuzûlî, and Pir Sultan Abdal. Imadaddin Nasimi's life and career inspired the 1973 biopic Nesimi.   

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Vagit Alekperov
(Russian-Azerbaijani Entrepreneur & Former President of the Oil Company 'Lukoil' (1993 - 2022))
Vagit Alekperov
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 1, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baku

Vagit Alekperov is a Russian-Azerbaijani entrepreneur best known for his service as the president of the PJSC Lukoil Oil Company from 1993 to 2022. Counted among the richest people in the world, Vagit Alekperov is also known for his philanthropic efforts. In 2007, he established a non-profit organization called Our Future, which aims at promoting social entrepreneurship in Russia.

 14 
Abulfaz Elchibey
(2nd President of Azerbaijan (1992 - 1993))
Abulfaz Elchibey
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 24, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nakhchivan
Died: August 22, 2000

Abulfaz Elchibey was an Azerbaijani political figure who served as the President of Azerbaijan from 17 June 1992 to 24 June 1993. He was stripped of his presidency in a coup d'état in 1993. After the end of his presidency, Abulfaz Elchibey served as the leader of the opposition. 

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Zabit Samedov
(Kickboxer)
Zabit Samedov
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 21, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gardabani
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Shaquielle McKissic
(Basketball player)
Shaquielle McKissic
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 17, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Seattle
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 17 
Aysel Teymurzadeh
(Singer)
Aysel Teymurzadeh
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 25, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Baku
 18 
Chingiz Allazov
(Belarusian Kickboxer and Former K-1 Super Welterweight Champion Presently Signed With ‘ONE Championship’)
Chingiz Allazov
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 10, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gardabani

Belarusian kick-boxer Chingiz Allazov has so-far achieved a kickboxing record of 59 wins out of 65, of which 36 wins were secured through knockout. He became the 2017 K-1 World GP -70kg World Tournament Champion and successfully defended the title in 2018. Presently signed with ONE Championship, Allazov is ranked as the #3 lightweight in the world by Combat Press.

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Heydar Aliyev
(Former President of Azerbaijan)
Heydar Aliyev
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 10, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nakhchivan City.
Died: December 12, 2003

Heydar Aliyev was an Azerbaijani politician. From 1993 to 2003, Aliyev served as the president of Azerbaijan. His presidency has attracted criticism and Aliyev was accused of establishing a dictatorial, repressive, and authoritarian regime. He was also accused of muzzling the press and rigging elections. He died of ill health on 12 December 2003.

 20 
Samra Rahimli
(Singer)
Samra Rahimli
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 20, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Baku
 21 
Chingiz Mustafayev
(Singer)
Chingiz Mustafayev
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 11, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Moscow
 22 
Alim Nabiev
(Kickboxer)
Alim Nabiev
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 10, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Baku
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 23 
Anna Pavlova
(Russian-Azerbaijan Artistic Gymnast)
Anna Pavlova
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 6, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Orekhovo-Zuyevo
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 24 
Sharif Sharifov
(Russian-Azerbaijani Wrestler and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Sharif Sharifov
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 11, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gunukh
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 25 
Evans Chebet
(Long-distance runner)
Evans Chebet
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kenya
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Rafael Aghayev
(Azerbaijani Karateka)
Rafael Aghayev
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sumqayit
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Zarifa Aliyeva
(Ophthalmologist)
Zarifa Aliyeva
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: April 28, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Shakhtahkty village
Died: April 15, 1985
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Haji Aliyev
(Azerbaijani Freestyle Wrestler)
Haji Aliyev
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 21, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nakhchivan
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Nigar Jamal
(Singer)
Nigar Jamal
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 7, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baku
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Ekaterina Ryabova
(Figure skater)
Ekaterina Ryabova
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 27, 2003
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 31 
Aziza Mustafa Zadeh
(Singer)
Aziza Mustafa Zadeh
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Baku
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Artur Rasizade
(6th Prime Minister of Azerbaijan (2003 - 2018))
Artur Rasizade
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 26, 1935
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ganja

Artur Rasizade is an Azerbaijani politician known for his service as the Prime Minister of Azerbaijan. He served as the Prime Minister on two occasions between 1996 and 2018 and also served as an acting Prime Minister on a couple of occasions. Over the course of his career, Rasizade has been honored with prestigious awards, including the USSR State Prize.

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Alim Qasimov
(Musician)
Alim Qasimov
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 14, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nabur
 34 
Diana Hajiyeva
(Azerbaijani Singer and Songwriter)
Diana Hajiyeva
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mariupol
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Nijat Rahimov
(Weightlifter)
Nijat Rahimov
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 13, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Baku
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Aras Agalarov
(Real estate entrepreneur)
Aras Agalarov
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 8, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baku
 37 
Aisel
(Singer)
Aisel
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 3, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baku
 38 
Ramil Guliyev
(Sprinter)
Ramil Guliyev
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 29, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Baku
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 39 
Max Black
(Philosopher)
Max Black
0
Birthdate: February 24, 1909
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Baku
Died: August 27, 1988
 40 
Eldar Gasimov
(Singer)
Eldar Gasimov
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 4, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Baku
 41 
Leyla Aliyeva
(Ilham Aliyev's daughter)
Leyla Aliyeva
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Moscow
 42 
Arkadij Naiditsch
(Azerbaijani Chess Player)
Arkadij Naiditsch
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Riga
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Mirza Fatali Akhundov
(Writer and Philisopher)
Mirza Fatali Akhundov
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Birthdate: July 12, 1812
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Shaki
Died: March 9, 1878

Iranian Azerbaijani author and philosopher Mirza Fatali Akhundov was the first literary critic and realist writer from his country. He developed the Azerbaijani alphabets and script. The 19th-century author is also remembered as the pioneer of atheism and nationalism in his country. He also criticized Islam and other religions.

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Khurshidbanu Natavan
(One of the Best Lyrical Poets in Azerbaijan's History)
Khurshidbanu Natavan
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 6, 1832
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Shusha
Died: October 2, 1897

Khurshidbanu Natavan was an Azerbaijani poet and philanthropist. Regarded as one of the most prominent lyrical poets of Azerbaijan, Natavan was best known for her lyrical ghazals. Also a well-known philanthropist, Khurshidbanu Natavan worked towards promoting the cultural and social development of Karabakh. She is credited with building an aqueduct, which relieved the townsfolk of their water problem.

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Safura Alizadeh
(Singer)
Safura Alizadeh
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 20, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baku
 46 
Albert Selimov
(Russian Former Amateur Boxer)
Albert Selimov
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kaspiysk
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 47 
Mariya Stadnik
(Ukrainian-Born Azerbaijani Wrestler)
Mariya Stadnik
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 3, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lviv
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Toghrul Asgarov
(Azerbaijani Wrestler)
Toghrul Asgarov
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 17, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ganja
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Sahiba Gafarova
(Azerbaijani Politician and the Speaker of the National Assembly)
Sahiba Gafarova
2
Birthdate: March 19, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Shamkhor

Sahiba Gafarova is a Azerbaijani politician and professor. She is currently serving as the Speaker of the National Assembly. Since 2004, Sahiba Gafarova has been an important member of the New Azerbaijan Party.  

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Hovhannes Baghramian
(Soviet Military Leader & Theoretician)
Hovhannes Baghramian
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 2, 1897
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Russian Empire
Died: September 21, 1982

Ivan Khristoforovich Bagramyan, also known as Hovhannes Baghramian, was a Marshal of the Soviet Union. Born in Yelizavetpol , present-day Azerbaijan, he grew up to be one of the finest military commanders of the Soviet army during World War II and later joined the Communist Party, too.