WRITER

Samad Vurgun

1906 - 1956

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Samad Vurgun (Azerbaijani: Səməd Vurğun [sæˈmæd vuɾˈɣun]; born Samad Yusif oghlu Vekilov; March 21, 1906 – May 27, 1956) was an Azerbaijani and Soviet poet, dramatist, public figure, first People's Artist of the Azerbaijan SSR (1943), academician of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (1945), laureate of two Stalin Prizes of second degree (1941, 1942), and member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1940.The Azerbaijan State Academic Russian Drama Theatre and streets in Baku and Moscow, and formerly the city of Hovk in Armenia, are named after him. Samad Vurgun is the first poet in the literature history of Azerbaijan who was given the title “The Poet of Public”. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Samad Vurgun has received more than 62,394 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Samad Vurgun is the 2,213th most popular writer (down from 1,894th in 2019), the 36th most popular biography from Azerbaijan (down from 30th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Azerbaijani Writer.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Samad Vurgun ranks 2,213 out of 5,794Before him are Adalet Ağaoğlu, John Wyndham, Mykhailo Kotsiubynsky, Amélie Nothomb, Fred Vargas, and Ding Ling. After him are Sergio Badilla Castillo, Agathangelos, Mirza Shafi Vazeh, Ippolita Maria Sforza, Karen Armstrong, and Gisèle Halimi.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1906, Samad Vurgun ranks 119Before him are Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar, Musa Cälil, Sait Faik Abasıyanık, James E. Webb, Igor Moiseyev, and Mary Astor. After him are José Della Torre, Antal Doráti, Humberto Delgado, Anton Karas, Piero Taruffi, and Gabriel Ramanantsoa. Among people deceased in 1956, Samad Vurgun ranks 81Before him are Jean Metzinger, Lev Rudnev, Jimmie Angel, Grand Duke Andrei Vladimirovich of Russia, Heinrich Barkhausen, and Jehanne D'Alcy. After him are Ernest King, Harold Bride, Elpidio Quirino, Helmer Hanssen, Victor Young, and Alexander Gretchaninov.

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In Azerbaijan

Among people born in Azerbaijan, Samad Vurgun ranks 36 out of 159Before him are Fikret Amirov (1922), Tofiq Bahramov (1925), Mir Jafar Baghirov (1896), Zeynab Khanlarova (1936), Mahsati (1089), and Sergei Adian (1931). After him are Mirza Shafi Vazeh (1794), Jalil Mammadguluzadeh (1869), Hazi Aslanov (1910), Mehriban Aliyeva (1964), Banine (1905), and Kerim Kerimov (1917).

Among WRITERS In Azerbaijan

Among writers born in Azerbaijan, Samad Vurgun ranks 7Before him are Nizami Ganjavi (1141), Imadaddin Nasimi (1369), Zecharia Sitchin (1920), Mirza Fatali Akhundov (1812), Khaqani (1126), and Mahsati (1089). After him are Mirza Shafi Vazeh (1794), Jalil Mammadguluzadeh (1869), Banine (1905), Mirza Khazar (1947), Abbasgulu Bakikhanov (1794), and Anar Rzayev (1938).