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Azerbaijan

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Azerbaijan ranks 62nd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia. Memorable people born in present day Azerbaijan include Nizami Ganjavi, Richard Sorge, and Heydar Aliyev. Memorable people who died in Azerbaijan include Nizami Ganjavi, Berke, and Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar. Azerbaijan has been the birth place of many politicians and singers and the death place of many politicians and writers.

Azerbaijan, officially the Republic of Azerbaijan, is a transcontinental country located at the boundary of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. It is a part of the South Caucasus region, and is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia and Turkey to the west, and Iran to the south. Baku is the capital and largest city. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1089 and 1998, present day Azerbaijan was the birth place of 159 globally memorable people, including Nizami Ganjavi, Richard Sorge, and Heydar Aliyev. Additionaly, 34 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Azerbaijan including Nizami Ganjavi, Berke, and Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar.

People Born in Present Day Azerbaijan

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People Deceased in Present Day Azerbaijan

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Most individuals born in present day Azerbaijan were politicians (28), singers (18), writers (17), soccer players (14), and chess players (12),  while most who died were politicians (9), writers (8), composers (4), soccer players (3), and military personnels (3).

Over the past 100 years, singers have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day Azerbaijan, including Muslim Magomayev, Zeynab Khanlarova, and Polad Bülbüloğlu. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Azerbaijan, including Heydar Aliyev, Arghun, and Ilham Aliyev.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 25 globally memorable people born in present day Azerbaijan since 1700.