Iranian Azeris

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  1. Aydin Aghdashloo

    Aydin Aghdashloo


    Aydin Aghdashloo (Persian: آیدین آغداشلو‎; born October 30, 1940; Rasht, Iran) is an Iranian painter, author, art critic, art historian and graphic designer.

  2. Ali Daei

    Ali Daei


    Ali Daei (Persian:  علی دایی ‎‎, born 21 March 1969) is an Iranian former footballer and coach. Daei currently coaches Persian Gulf Pro League club Saba Qom. He is the former captain of the Iran national football team, having played for clubs such as Bayern Munich and Hertha BSC, and is the world's all-time leading goalscorer in men's international matches. From June 2007 until 2013, Daei was a member of the FIFA Football Committee.

  3. Ahmad Kasravi

    Ahmad Kasravi


    Ahmad Kasravi (29 September 1890 - 11 March 1946; Azerbaijani: Əhməd Kəsrəvi, Persian: احمد کسروی‎), was a notable Iranian linguist, historian, and reformer.

  4. Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar

    Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar


    Seyyed Mohammad Hossein Behjat-Tabrizi (Azerbaijani: Seyid Məhəmmədhüseyn Behcət Təbrizi, Persian: سید محمدحسین بهجت تبریزی‎) (1906-September 18, 1988), mainly known by his pen name, Shahriar(ʃæhrɪɒr) (or Shahryar / Şəhriyar Shahriyar شهریار), was a legendary Iranian Azerbaijani poet, who wrote in Azeri Turkish and Persian.

  5. Tadj ol-Molouk

    Tadj ol-Molouk


    Tadj ol-Molouk (born Nimtaj Ayromlou; 17 March 1896 – 10 March 1982) was Queen consort of Iran as the wife of Reza Shah, founder of the Pahlavi dynasty and Shah of Iran between 1925 and 1941. The title she was given after becoming Queen means "Crown of the Kings" in the Persian language. She was the daughter of Brigadier General Teymūr Khan Ayromlou. Her family were Ayrums; a sub-ethnic group of Azerbaijanis from the Caucasus who arrived in Iran in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Soon after arriving in Iran, some Ayrums became Iranian generals, notably her first cousin General Muhammad-Husayn Ayrom, but most others were to settle as nobility. A few Ayrum women, namely herself and Noushafarin Ayromlou (her mother-in-law), were to become royalty.

  6. Rasoul Khatibi

    Rasoul Khatibi


    Rasoul Khatibi (Persian: رسول خطیبی‎, born 22 September 1978) is an Iranian football retired player and coach who manages Persian Gulf Pro League team Siah Jamegan. Also Hossein Khatibi brother's of Rasoul.

  7. Lotfi A. Zadeh

    Lotfi A. Zadeh


    Lotfali Askar Zadeh (/ˈzɑːd/; Azerbaijani: Lütfəli Rəhimoğlu Əsgərzadə; born February 4, 1921), better known as Lotfi A. Zadeh, is a mathematician, electrical engineer, computer scientist, artificial intelligence researcher and professor emeritus of computer science at the University of California, Berkeley.

  8. Mir-Hossein Mousavi

    Mir-Hossein Mousavi


    Seyyed Mir-Hossein Mousavi Khameneh (Persian: میرحسین موسوی خامنه‎, Mīr-Hoseyn Mūsavī Khāmené; Azerbaijani: میرحسین موسوی, Mir Hüseyn Musəvi; born 2 March 1942) is an Iranian reformist politician, artist and architect who served as the seventy-ninth and last Prime Minister of Iran from 1981 to 1989. He was a reformist candidate for the 2009 presidential election and eventually the leader of the opposition in the post-election unrest. Mousavi served as the president of the Iranian Academy of Arts until 2009, when Conservative authorities removed him.

  9. Hossein Alizadeh

    Hossein Alizadeh


    Hossein Alizâdeh (Persian: حسین علیزاده‎), is an Iranian composer, radif-preserver, researcher, teacher, and tar and setar instrumentalist and improviser, described by Allmusic as a leading Iranian classical composer and musician.

  10. Naser Manzuri

    Naser Manzuri


    Naser Manzuri (Azeri: Nasir Mənzuri; Persian: ناصر منظوری) is an Iranian novelist and linguist, born in 1953 in Mianeh.

  11. Hossein Rezazadeh

    Hossein Rezazadeh


    Hossein Rezazadeh (Persian: حسین رضازاده‎, born May 12, 1978 in Ardabil, Iran) is a retired Iranian Olympic weightlifter. Rezazadeh is a 2 time Olympic champion, 4 time World Weightlifting champion, and 2 time Asian Games champion. He is also a world record holder in the clean and jerk and total, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest weightlifters. An ethnic Azeri, Rezazadeh has won the Iran Sportsperson of the Year award four times, more than any other athletes in the country's history.

  12. Mohammad Aliabadi

    Mohammad Aliabadi


    Mohammad Aliabadi (born 2 December 1956 in Arak) is former Vice President and Head of Physical Education Organization of Iran. He was also President of the National Olympic Committee of Islamic Republic of Iran from 2008 to 2014.

  13. Karim Bagheri

    Karim Bagheri


    Karim Bagheri (Persian:  کريم باقری ‎‎, born 20 February 1974 in Tabriz, Iran) is a retired Iranian professional football player and coach. He played over half of his professional career for Persepolis in the Iran Pro League. He was known as a two-footed midfielder and was famous for his powerful and thundering long range shots, free kicks and penalties.

  14. Reza Moridi

    Reza Moridi


    Reza Moridi (Persian: رضا مریدی), (Azeri: Rza Moridi), (born c.) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who was elected in 2007. He represents the riding of Richmond Hill. He serves as a cabinet minister in the government of Kathleen Wynne. He is the first Iranian-Canadian elected to a provincial legislature in Canada.

  15. Rubaba Muradova

    Rubaba Muradova


    Rubaba Khalil qizi Muradova (Azerbaijani: Rübabə Muradova), born Rubaba Ishragi (21 March 1930, Ardabil – 28 August 1983, Baku), was an Azerbaijani opera (mezzo soprano) and folk singer.

  16. Yahya Rahim Safavi

    Yahya Rahim Safavi


    Yahya Rahim Safavi (Persian: یحیى رحیم صفوی ‎, born 2 January 1958) is an Iranian military commander who served as the chief commander of the Sepah from 1 September 1997 until 1 September 2007.

  17. Haydar Hatemi

    Haydar Hatemi


    Haydar Hatemi (born March 3, 1945-Hadishahr(Alamdar)) is an Iranian Azerbaijani artist whose work is based on blends of classical oriental styles such as miniature and tazhib, with some modern elements. His early studies in art started at Tabriz's Art Academy after finishing high school in Tabriz, Iran.

  18. Mohammad Kazem Shariatmadari

    Mohammad Kazem Shariatmadari


    Sayyid Mohammad Kazem Shariatmadari (Azerbaijani: Məhəmməd Kazım Şəriətmədari, Persian: محمد کاظم شریعتمداری‎), also spelled Shariat-Madari (1905 – 3 April 1986 ), was an Iranian Grand Ayatollah. He favoured the traditional Shiite practice of keeping clerics away from governmental positions and a critic of Supreme Leader Ruhollah Khomeini, denouncing the hostage of diplomats at the US embassy in Tehran. In 1982 he was accused of being part of a plot to bomb Khomeini's home and to overthrow the Islamic state, and he remained under house arrest until his death in 1986.

  19. Ali Soheili

    Ali Soheili


    Ali Soheili (1896 – 1958) was a Prime Minister of Iran.

  20. Yahya Golmohammadi

    Yahya Golmohammadi


    Yahya Golmohammadi (Persian: يحيى گل محمدى‎‎, born 19 March 1971) is an Iranian former footballer and coach who is the current head coach of Zob Ahan.

  21. Sadegh Khalkhali

    Sadegh Khalkhali


    Mohammed Sadeq Givi Khalkhali (27 July 1926 – 26 November 2003) (Persian: محمدصادق گیوی خلخالی‎) was a hardline Shia cleric of the Islamic Republic of Iran who is said to have "brought to his job as Chief Justice of the revolutionary courts a relish for summary execution" that earned him a reputation as Iran's "hanging judge". A farmer's son born in Givi (Ardabil Province, Iran) in appearance Khalkhali was "a small, rotund man with a pointed beard, kindly smile, and a high-pitched giggle."

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  23. Javad Alizadeh

    Javad Alizadeh


    Javad Alizadeh (Persian: جواد علیزاده ‎ Javād Alīzādeh professional name: Javad; born 9 January 1953) is an Iranian professional cartoonist best known for his caricatures of politicians, comic actors, footballers, and for his scientific/philosophical column (including cartoons, caricatures and satire) titled 4D Humor, which has won awards from Italy, China and Japan. An active artist since 1970, his works have been published in international publications. He is the founder of the leading monthly cartoon magazine Humor & Caricature and is its founding and current publisher and editor-in-chief.

  24. Gholam-Hossein Sa'edi

    Gholam-Hossein Sa'edi


    Gholām-Hossein Sā'edi MD (Persian: غلامحسین ساعدی‎, also transliterated as Gholamhoseyn Sa'edi and Ghulamhusayn Sa'idi; January 4, 1936 in Tabriz – November 23, 1985 in Paris) was a prolific Iranian writer. He has published over forty books, representing his talents in the fiction genres of drama (under the pen name Gohar Morad or Gowhar Murad according to Library of Congress transliteration]), the novel, the screenplay, and the short story in addition to the non-fiction genres of cultural criticism, travel literature and ethnography. Many consider the screenplay for Gav ("The Cow"), Dariush Mehrjui's 1969 film, to be Sa'edi's magnum opus as it ushered in the New Wave Iranian cinema. After the 1979 revolution and his subsequent exile, he maintained an important figure in the scene of Persian literature despite the Iranian diaspora of which he unwillingly became a part. Till his death in Paris, due to depression and related alcoholism, he remained one of the most prominent and prolific of Iranian writers and intellectuals internationally.

  25. Haji-Mirza Hassan Roshdieh

    Haji-Mirza Hassan Roshdieh


    Hassan Roshdieh was an ethnic Iranian Azerbaijani and began studying as a Twelver Shi'a cleric there, Roshdieh abandoned his plans of going to Najaf to study in religious schools after reading an article about the hardships of education in the Persian language from the newspaper Akhtar. He left for Beirut in 1880 and studied for two years in its Daar ul-Mu'allimeen (teacher school), and then continued with visiting Istanbul and Egypt. In 1883, he left for Yerevan and founded the first modern school for Muslims there. In his new method of teaching, Roshdieh used the concept of sounds instead of alphabetic letters to teach the Persian and Azeri languages, which use the Arabic script. During his four years of managing his school in Yerevan, Roshdieh wrote Vatan Dili (The Language of the Homeland) in Azerbaijani, which was taught in several schools of the Caucasus as a primer until the October Revolution.

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