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Mirza Fatali Akhundov

1812 - 1878

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Mirza Fatali Akhundov (Azerbaijani: Mirzə Fətəli Axundov; Persian: میرزا فتحعلی آخوندزاده), also known as Mirza Fatali Akhundzade, or Mirza Fath-Ali Akhundzadeh (12 July 1812 – 9 March 1878), was a celebrated Iranian Azerbaijani author, playwright, atheist, philosopher, and founder of Azerbaijani modern literary criticism, "who acquired fame primarily as the writer of European-inspired plays in the Azeri Turkic language".Akhundzade singlehandedly opened a new stage of development of Azerbaijani literature. He was also the founder of the materialism and atheism movement in the Republic of Azerbaijan and one of forerunners of modern Iranian nationalism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mirza Fatali Akhundov has received more than 108,771 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Mirza Fatali Akhundov is the 955th most popular writer (up from 1,105th in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Azerbaijan (up from 20th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Azerbaijani Writer.

Mirza Fatali Akhundov was an Azerbaijani poet and a founder of modern Azerbaijani literature. He was also the first to translate the works of Shakespeare into Azerbaijani.

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Among writers, Mirza Fatali Akhundov ranks 955 out of 5,755Before him are Emanuel Schikaneder, Etty Hillesum, Aristarchus of Samothrace, Klaus Ebner, Aron Nimzowitsch, and Marko Marulić. After him are Benito Pérez Galdós, Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Alfred Thayer Mahan, Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Eleanor H. Porter, and Khaled Hosseini.

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Among people born in 1812, Mirza Fatali Akhundov ranks 10Before him are Johann Gottfried Galle, Alexander Herzen, Truganini, Ivan Goncharov, Louise of Orléans, and Moses Hess. After him are Ascanio Sobrero, Maria Cristina of Savoy, Amélie of Leuchtenberg, Alfred Krupp, Sigismond Thalberg, and James Broun-Ramsay, 1st Marquess of Dalhousie. Among people deceased in 1878, Mirza Fatali Akhundov ranks 12Before him are Joseph Henry, Julius von Mayer, Charles-François Daubigny, Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies, George V of Hanover, and Ernst Heinrich Weber. After him are Nikolay Nekrasov, Elias Magnus Fries, Angelo Secchi, Ōkubo Toshimichi, Antoine César Becquerel, and Mercedes of Orléans.

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In Azerbaijan

Among people born in Azerbaijan, Mirza Fatali Akhundov ranks 18 out of 189Before him are Lotfi A. Zadeh (1921), Abulfaz Elchibey (1938), Ivan Bagramyan (1897), Ayaz Mutallibov (1938), Uzeyir Hajibeyov (1885), and Mammad Amin Rasulzadeh (1884). After him are Garegin Nzhdeh (1886), Artur Rasizade (1935), Pavel Florensky (1882), Khaqani (1126), Shirali Muslimov (1805), and Fikret Amirov (1922).

Among WRITERS In Azerbaijan

Among writers born in Azerbaijan, Mirza Fatali Akhundov ranks 4Before him are Nizami Ganjavi (1141), Zecharia Sitchin (1920), and Imadaddin Nasimi (1369). After him are Khaqani (1126), Banine (1905), Samad Vurgun (1906), Molla Panah Vagif (1717), Mirza Shafi Vazeh (1794), Mahsati (1089), Jalil Mammadguluzadeh (1869), and Bakhtiyar Vahabzadeh (1925).