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Garry Kasparov
(Russian Chess Grandmaster and One of the Best Chess Players in History)
Garry Kasparov
22
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 13, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries

Garry Kasparov is a Russian chess player. A grandmaster, Kasparov is a former World Chess Champion who was ranked No. 1 for 255 months during his career that spanned 21 years. After his retirement, Garry Kasparov focused on writing and politics; he founded a social movement called the United Civil Front, which is part of an opposition coalition in Moscow.

 2 
Lev Landau
(Russian Physicist and One for the Founders of Quantum Mechanical Theory)
Lev Landau
5
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 22, 1908
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: April 1, 1968

Nobel Prize-winning Russian physicist Lev Landau is remembered for his pathbreaking research in quantum mechanics. A math prodigy, he had learned calculus at 13. He failed to receive his Nobel in person due to a near-fatal car crash which caused him injuries that eventually caused his death 6 years later.

 3 
Teimour Radjabov
(Azerbaijani Chess Grandmaster)
Teimour Radjabov
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 12, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
 4 
Mstislav Rostropovich
(Conductor)
Mstislav Rostropovich
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 27, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: April 27, 2007
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 5 
Ilham Aliyev
(4th President of Azerbaijan)
Ilham Aliyev
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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. 
 6 
Mehriban Aliyeva
(Vice President of Azerbaijan)
Mehriban Aliyeva
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 26, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo

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.

 7 
Nesrin Cavadzade
(Actress)
Nesrin Cavadzade
5
Birthdate: July 1, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
 8 
Richard Sorge
(Soviet Military Intelligence Officer and Spy Who was Active During World War II)
Richard Sorge
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 4, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: November 7, 1944

Richard Sorge was a German journalist and Soviet military intelligence officer. He was active before and during the Second World War. He worked undercover in both Nazi Germany and the Empire of Japan under the codename, "Ramsay." He was arrested, tortured, and hanged in 1944. In 1964, he was posthumously awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union.

 9 
Samira Efendi
(Singer)
Samira Efendi
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 17, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
 10 
Isabel dos Santos
(Businesswoman)
Isabel dos Santos
6
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 1, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
 11 
Emin Agalarov
(Singer)
Emin Agalarov
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 12 
Lotfi A. Zadeh
(Mathematician and Computer Scientist)
Lotfi A. Zadeh
11
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 4, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: September 6, 2017
 13 
Muslim Magomayev
(Singer)
Muslim Magomayev
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: October 25, 2008
 14 
Vagit Alekperov
(Russian-Azerbaijani Entrepreneur & Former President of the Oil Company 'Lukoil' (1993 - 2022))
Vagit Alekperov
5
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 1, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo

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.

 15 
Aysel Teymurzadeh
(Singer)
Aysel Teymurzadeh
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 25, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
 16 
Nadezhda Alliluyeva
(Second Wife of Joseph Stalin)
Nadezhda Alliluyeva
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 22, 1901
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 9, 1932

Nadezhda Alliluyeva was the second wife of Soviet politician Joseph Stalin. Although Alliluyeva wanted to pursue an independent career, Stalin wanted her to maintain a domestic role, which led to frequent arguments between the two. She even contemplated leaving Stalin on several occasions before taking her own life at the age of 31.

 17 
Farkhad Akhmedov
(Businessman and politician)
Farkhad Akhmedov
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 15, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
 18 
Samra Rahimli
(Singer)
Samra Rahimli
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 20, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
 19 
Zecharia Sitchin
(Science fiction writer)
Zecharia Sitchin
19
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 11, 1920
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: October 9, 2010
 20 
Alim Nabiev
(Kickboxer)
Alim Nabiev
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 10, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 21 
Vladimir Menshov
(Russian Film Director and Actor Best Known for His Portrayal of the Working Class in His Films)
Vladimir Menshov
1
Birthdate: September 17, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo

Vladimir Menshov was a Soviet and Russian film director and actor. He is best remembered for his portrayal of the working class in his films. Menshov is also remembered for directing the 1979 film Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears, which received the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Vladimir Menshov won several awards, including the Golden Eagle Award.

 22 
Nigar Jamal
(Singer)
Nigar Jamal
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 7, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
 23 
Telman Ismailov
(Chairman of the Russian AST Group of companies, which is active in many countries)
Telman Ismailov
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 26, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 24 
Nijat Rahimov
(Weightlifter)
Nijat Rahimov
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 13, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 25 
Aziza Mustafa Zadeh
(Singer)
Aziza Mustafa Zadeh
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 26 
Emil Sutovsky
(Chess player)
Emil Sutovsky
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 19, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo

Israeli chess Grandmaster Emil Sutovsky has also been associated with FIDE as its director-general since 2018. While he began playing chess at 4, he later won many tournaments with his distinctive uncompromising style. He took Israel to the third place in the 2010 Chess Olympiad. He is also a columnist for Europe Échecs.

 27 
Aisel
(Singer)
Aisel
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 3, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
 28 
Max Black
(Philosopher)
Max Black
0
Birthdate: February 24, 1909
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: August 27, 1988
 29 
Jiloan Hamad
(Iraqi-Swedish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger)
Jiloan Hamad
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 6, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 30 
Eldar Gasimov
(Singer)
Eldar Gasimov
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 4, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
 31 
Larisa Dolina
(Singer)
Larisa Dolina
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 10, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 32 
Aras Agalarov
(Real estate entrepreneur)
Aras Agalarov
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 8, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 33 
Ramil Guliyev
(Sprinter)
Ramil Guliyev
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 29, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 34 
Safura Alizadeh
(Singer)
Safura Alizadeh
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 20, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
 35 
Yevgeny Petrosyan
(Comedian)
Yevgeny Petrosyan
2
Birthdate: September 16, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
 36 
Farid Mammadov
(Singer)
Farid Mammadov
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 30, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
 37 
John M. Stahl
(Film director)
John M. Stahl
0
Birthdate: January 21, 1886
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: January 12, 1950
 38 
Zeynab Javadli
(Gymnast)
Zeynab Javadli
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 19, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 39 
Kurban Said
(Author of the Famous Novel, 'Ali and Nino')
Kurban Said
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 20, 1905
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: 1942 AD

Kurban Said was an author who wrote the famous novel, Ali and Nino, which has been published in over 30 languages. While Kurban Said is the author's pseudonym, the real identity of the writer is in dispute. 

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Polad Bülbüloğlu
(Singer)
Polad Bülbüloğlu
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 4, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 41 
Kerim Kerimov
(Engineer)
Kerim Kerimov
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: November 14, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: March 29, 2003
 42 
Roya
(Singer)
Roya
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 14, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
 43 
Rauf Mamedov
(Azerbaijani Chess Grandmaster and a Three-Time National Champion)
Rauf Mamedov
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
 44 
Sabina Babayeva
(Singer)
Sabina Babayeva
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 2, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 45 
Inna Ryskal
(Azerbaijani Volleyball Player)
Inna Ryskal
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 15, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 46 
Nargiz Birk-Petersen
(Lawyer)
Nargiz Birk-Petersen
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 7, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
 47 
Ashot Nadanian
(Armenian Chess Player, Coach, and Chess Theoretician)
Ashot Nadanian
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo

Ashot Nadanian is an Armenian chess player, coach, and chess theoretician. Renowned for his imaginative attacking style, Nadanian is considered one of the best players not to have fulfilled his true potential. However, he has achieved immense popularity as a coach and theoretician. Ashot Nadanian is credited with bringing up three grandmasters and coaching national teams of Singapore and Kuwait.

 48 
Dilara Kazimova
(Singer)
Dilara Kazimova
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
 49 
Gunay Mammadzada
(Azerbaijani Chess Player)
Gunay Mammadzada
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 19, 2000
Sun Sign: Gemini
 50 
Rovshan Bayramov
(Azerbaijani Wrestler)
Rovshan Bayramov
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)