Famous People From Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan is a country situated at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. Ever since having proclaimed its independence in 1918, the country has been progressively advancing. It was the first Muslim majority democratic and secular republic. Unlike other Muslim-dominated states, Azerbaijan has an air of modernity. It was the first Islamic country to have operas, theatre and universities. Though it has welcomed globalization and is influenced by the western culture, Azerbaijani’s haven’t lost their cultural roots. One can taste the rich cultural side of Azerbaijan in its music, art, folk dance, cuisine, architecture and cinematography. Literature is yet another genre where Azerbaijan’s culture and traditions and profoundly reflected. The country is home to many prolific writers who have excelled in all forms of literature, right from fiction, non-fiction, poetry, essays, biographies, criticism and so on. Azerbaijani literature is believed to go back to the medieval times. Izzeddin Hasanoglu was the earliest known figure in Azerbaijani literature who composed a divan consisting of Persian and Turkic ghazals. Some of the other important Azerbaijani writers include Chingiz Abdullayev, Hamlet Isakhanli, Afag Masud, Rasul Rza, Nigar Rafibeyli amongst many others. Check this segment to find out in details about famous Azerbaijani writers.
Mirza Fatali AkhundovMirza Fatali Akhundov
12 July 1812
Writer and Philisopher
By Oqtay Sadikhzade (National Museum of Art of Azerbaijan) [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsKhurshidbanu Natavan
06 August 1832
Poet

Jalil MammadguluzadehJalil Mammadguluzadeh
22 February 1866
Satirist

Ahmad JavadAhmad Javad
05 May 1892
Poet

Suleyman RustamSuleyman Rustam
27 November 1906
Poet

Nizami GanjaviNizami Ganjavi
1141 AD
poet, writer
Leyla AliyevaLeyla Aliyeva
03 July 1985
Journalist, Writer