Abulfaz Elchibey

1938 - 2000

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Abulfaz Gadirgulu oghlu Aliyev (Azerbaijani: Əbülfəz Qədirqulu oğlu Əliyev; 24 June 1938 – 22 August 2000), better known as Abulfaz Elchibey (Azerbaijani: Əbülfəz Elçibəy), was an Azerbaijani politician, Azerbaijani nationalist and Soviet dissident who was the first and only democratically elected President in post-Soviet Azerbaijan. He was the leader of the Azerbaijani Popular Front and played an important role in achieving Azerbaijan's independence from the Soviet Union. Elchibey was elected as the president of Azerbaijan in independent Azerbaijan's first free election. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abulfaz Elchibey has received more than 383,073 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Abulfaz Elchibey is the 1,788th most popular politician (up from 2,012th in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Azerbaijan (up from 13th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Azerbaijani Politician.

Abulfaz Elchibey was the first president of Azerbaijan. He is most famous for being the first president of Azerbaijan.

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Among politicians, Abulfaz Elchibey ranks 1,788 out of 19,576Before him are Öz Beg Khan, Laurent-Désiré Kabila, Ish-bosheth, Amon of Judah, Ashurnasirpal II, and Boris I of Bulgaria. After him are Danjong of Joseon, Kęstutis, Jehoram of Judah, Antonia Minor, Charles II of Navarre, and Mieszko I of Poland.

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Among people born in 1938, Abulfaz Elchibey ranks 31Before him are Liv Ullmann, Bernie Madoff, Rod Laver, Giuliano Gemma, Jean Seberg, and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. After him are Marina Vlady, Albert Fert, Giorgetto Giugiaro, Fuad Masum, Otto Rehhagel, and Heinz Fischer. Among people deceased in 2000, Abulfaz Elchibey ranks 13Before him are Emil Zátopek, Victor Borge, Alec Guinness, Stanley Matthews, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, and Vittorio Gassman. After him are Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Louis Néel, Lída Baarová, Gherman Titov, Konrad Emil Bloch, and Giovanna of Italy.

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In Azerbaijan

Among people born in Azerbaijan, Abulfaz Elchibey ranks 10 out of 232Before him are Lev Landau (1908), Richard Sorge (1895), Mstislav Rostropovich (1927), Arghun (1250), Garry Kasparov (1963), and Imadaddin Nasimi (1369). After him are Nadezhda Alliluyeva (1901), Zecharia Sitchin (1920), Ivan Bagramyan (1897), Lotfi A. Zadeh (1921), Ayaz Mutallibov (1938), and Artur Rasizade (1935).

Among POLITICIANS In Azerbaijan

Among politicians born in Azerbaijan, Abulfaz Elchibey ranks 4Before him are Heydar Aliyev (1923), Ilham Aliyev (1961), and Arghun (1250). After him are Nadezhda Alliluyeva (1901), Ayaz Mutallibov (1938), Artur Rasizade (1935), Garegin Nzhdeh (1886), Ali Asadov (1956), Mammad Amin Rasulzadeh (1884), Fatali Khan Khoyski (1875), and Mir Jafar Baghirov (1896).