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, ultra-nationalist, 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. He wrote in Azerbaijani, Persian and Russian. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mirza Fatali Akhundov has received more than 87,683 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Mirza Fatali Akhundov is the 1,105th most popular writer (down from 1,045th in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from Azerbaijan (down from 17th 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 1,105 out of 5,794Before him are Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, Marshall Rosenberg, Gottfried Benn, Martin Andersen Nexø, Gregory Skovoroda, and Pehr Henrik Ling. After him are Diana Gabaldon, Noah Gordon, Al-Mutanabbi, Yosa Buson, Bulat Okudzhava, and Ibn Khallikan.

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Among people born in 1812, Mirza Fatali Akhundov ranks 12Before him are Alexander Herzen, Louise of Orléans, Truganini, Moses Hess, Ascanio Sobrero, and Peter Christen Asbjørnsen. After him are Robert Browning, Maria Cristina of Savoy, Sigismond Thalberg, Natalia Pushkina, Friedrich von Flotow, and Amélie of Leuchtenberg. Among people deceased in 1878, Mirza Fatali Akhundov ranks 15Before him are Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies, George V of Hanover, Ernst Heinrich Weber, Antoine César Becquerel, Angelo Secchi, and Ōkubo Toshimichi. After him are Nikolay Nekrasov, Władysław Tarnowski, Mercedes of Orléans, Henri Victor Regnault, Carl von Rokitansky, and Elias Magnus Fries.

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In Azerbaijan

Among people born in Azerbaijan, Mirza Fatali Akhundov ranks 20 out of 159Before him are Lotfi A. Zadeh (1921), Serzh Sargsyan (1954), Ayaz Mutallibov (1938), Mammad Amin Rasulzadeh (1884), Uzeyir Hajibeyov (1885), and Artur Rasizade (1935). After him are Pavel Florensky (1882), Khaqani (1126), Muslim Magomayev (1942), Garegin Nzhdeh (1886), Robert Kocharyan (1954), and Tadj ol-Molouk (1896).

Among WRITERS In Azerbaijan

Among writers born in Azerbaijan, Mirza Fatali Akhundov ranks 4Before him are Nizami Ganjavi (1141), Imadaddin Nasimi (1369), and Zecharia Sitchin (1920). After him are Khaqani (1126), Mahsati (1089), Samad Vurgun (1906), Mirza Shafi Vazeh (1794), Jalil Mammadguluzadeh (1869), Banine (1905), Mirza Khazar (1947), and Abbasgulu Bakikhanov (1794).