Famous Azerbaijani Leaders

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Ilham Aliyev
(4th President of Azerbaijan (Since 2003))

Ilham Aliyev
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Birthdate: December 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan
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. 

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Mehriban Aliyeva
(Vice President of Azerbaijan)

Mehriban Aliyeva
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Birthdate: August 26, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan

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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Vagit Alekperov
(Russian-Azerbaijani Entrepreneur & Former President of the Oil Company 'Lukoil' (1993 - 2022))

Vagit Alekperov
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Birthdate: September 1, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan

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.

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Heydar Aliyev
(Former President of Azerbaijan)

Heydar Aliyev
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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.

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 5 
Abulfaz Elchibey
(2nd President of Azerbaijan (1992 - 1993))

Abulfaz Elchibey
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Birthdate: June 24, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan
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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Sahiba Gafarova
(Azerbaijani Politician and the Speaker of the National Assembly)

Sahiba Gafarova
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Birthdate: March 19, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Shamkhor, Azerbaijan SSR, USSR

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 Commander, Marshal of the Soviet Union and Later Communist Party Member)

Hovhannes Baghramian
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Birthdate: December 2, 1897
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Russian Empire
Died: September 21, 1982
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Artur Rasizade
(6th Prime Minister of Azerbaijan (2003 - 2018))

Artur Rasizade
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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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Nariman Narimanov
(Politician)

Nariman Narimanov
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Birthdate: April 2, 1870
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tbilisi
Died: March 19, 1925

Nariman Narimanov was an Azerbaijani Bolshevik revolutionary, writer, publicist, and politician. He headed the government of Soviet Azerbaijan for just over one year in 1920-21 and served as the chairman of the Azerbaijani Revolutionary Committee (Azrevkom). As a literary expert, he translated into Turkic Nikolai Gogol's The Government Inspector and authored many plays, stories, and novels. 

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Mirza Davud Huseynov
(Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan SSR (May 1921 - December 1921))

Mirza Davud Huseynov
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Birthdate: March 10, 1894
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan
Died: March 21, 1938

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Ganira Pashayeva
(Azerbaijani Politician and a Member of the 'National Assembly')

Ganira Pashayeva
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Birthdate: March 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Düz Qırıqlı, Tovuz Rayon, Azerbaijan

Ganira Pashayeva is an Azerbaijani politician who has been serving as a Member of the National Assembly for Tovuz Rayon since 2005. Pashayeva started her career as a reporter and then worked as the Deputy editor-in-chief for the ANS Group of Companies. Ganira Pashayeva has also worked as a pediatrician in Somalia. 

 12 
Maleyka Abbaszadeh
(Chair of the State Students Admission Commission of the Azerbaijan Republic)

Maleyka Abbaszadeh
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Birthdate: February 23, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan

Maleyka Abbaszadeh is an Azerbaijani political figure. She is best known for her service as the Chair of the SSAC, a newly established organization which oversees the national entrance test for potential post-secondary students in Azerbaijan.

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Adila Mutallibova
(Former First Lady of Azerbaijan)

Adila Mutallibova
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Birthdate: 1938 AD
Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan
Died: July 5, 2019

Adila Mutallibova was an Azerbaijani physician. The wife of Ayaz Mutallibov, Adila is best remembered for her service as the First Lady of Azerbaijan from 1991 to 1992, during which her husband served as the president of the country.

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Georgy Shakhnazarov
(Soviet Political Scientist and Politician)

Georgy Shakhnazarov
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Birthdate: October 4, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan
Died: May 15, 2001

Georgy Shakhnazarov was a Soviet political scientist and politician. He was an important figure in the Gorbachev Foundation, which was founded by Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Georgy Shakhnazarov also played a prominent role during the Second World War where he fought against the Nazis alongside the Red Army

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Nigar Arpadarai
(Member of the Azerbaijan Parliament)

Nigar Arpadarai
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Birthdate: 1982 AD
Birthplace: Azerbaijani

Nigar Arpadarai is a Azerbaijani politician and a current Member of the Azerbaijan Parliament. From 2015 to 2020, she served as the chief of the marketing and communications department of the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

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Elmira Gafarova
(Former Speaker of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan)

Elmira Gafarova
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Birthdate: March 1, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan
Died: August 1, 1993

Elmira Gafarova was an Azerbaijani diplomat and politician. She is best remembered for her service as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic from 1983 to 1987. From 1990 to 1992, she served as the Speaker of Azerbaijani Parliament.   

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Bahar Muradova
( Azerbaijani Politician and Speaker of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan (2005–2019))

Bahar Muradova
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Birthdate: March 20, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fuzuli, Azerbaijan