Haydar Aliyev: Nationwide leader of Azerbaijan ,the third President of Azerbaijan. the First Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of the USSR and became one of the leaders of the USSR. During twenty years, Heydar Aliyev was the Deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR and for five years was Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR Mammad Amin Rasulzadeh: Founder of the First Azerbaijan Republic (1918-1920) which was first democratic republic in the East and Islam world Abulfez Elchibey: Political and public figure of Azerbaijan and a dissident. He was the first democratically elected president in the history of Azerbaijan. The historical Act on the independency of Azerbaijan was adopted (October 18, 1991) as a result of the intensive struggle of Azerbaijan Popular Front Party headed by Elchibey Shah Ismail Khatai: Founder of the powerful XVI-XVIII centuries Safavid dynasty and empire Mstislav Rostropovich: Cellist, pianist, conductor, pedagogue and political figure whose international performances and public appearances symbolized the struggle of intellectuals against the rigid Soviet Communism Uzeyir Hajibeyov: First composer of an opera in the East and Islamic world Academician Prof.Lev Davidovich Landau: Nobel Prize in Physics Shirin Ebadi: Nobel Peace Prize, from Iran Rustam Ibragimbekov: Oscar-winning screenplay writer for "Burn by the Sun" and other films, member of the Oscar committee Shohreh Aghdashloo: Actress, "The House of Sand and Fog", Oscar nominee Robert Hossein: Famous French film actor Prof. Lotfi Zadeh: the father of "fuzzy logic", former dean of University of California at Berkeley School of Information Sciences Prof. Dr. Ali Javan: Inventor of gas laser Academician Andrey D. Mirzabekov: Named in 2002 by The New York Times as the second most influential person biotechnology in the 20th century Academician Hasan Abdullayev: Longest serving President of the Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, pioneering research of the Selenium and semiconductors Farman Salmanov: Hero of Socialist Labor, member-correspondent of the Russian Academy of Sciences, legendary pioneer developer of the Western Siberian oil and gas fields Kerim Kerimov: Soviet space Lt-General, only of its kind. He had unparallelled merits in the development of cosmonautics (of former USSR and Russia). He was bestowed the highest awards of USSR in connection with the first flight of the man (Y.A.Gagarin) to the Moon in 1961. He had great achievements in the conquest of outer space. The sea in the Moon is named after Kerim Kerimov Musa Manarov: First cosmonaut in the world to stay over a year in space! Banine: French writer, emmigrated to France after 1920 Soviet takeover Yusif Chemenzemenili: (Kurban Said, Asad Bey, Lev Nissimbaum) - Author of several bestseling books, including Ali and Nino Chingiz Abdullayev: Famous dedective writer in the world - best seller Haji Zeynalabedin Taghiyev: Worldwide philanthropist, famous oil magnate at the beginning of 19 th century Vagit Alekperov: "Oil General," President of LUKoil, 4th largest oil & gas corporation in the world Kara Karaev: Famous composer in worldwide Alem Qasimov: Mugham singer, winner of 1999 UNESCO International Music Prize Nigar Jamal: The winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 Eldar Gasimov: The winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 Freddy Mercury: Real name: Faroukh Bulsara, legendary rock group Queen's vocal Arash: Famous Swedish singer who is ethnically Azerbaijani Sami Yusuf: British singer, born in 1980, who is ethnically Azerbaijani Freddy Mercury: Real name: Faroukh Bulsara, legendary rock group Queen's vocal Muslim Magomaev: Singer, idol and icon for millions of people in USSR and abroad Rashid Behbudov: Singer and actor, idol and icon for millions of people in USSR and abroad Vagif Mustafazadeh: Was an Azerbaijani jazz pianist and composer, acclaimed for fusing jazz and the traditional Azerbaijani folk music known asmugham Ghaffar Pourazar: First foreigner to complete the arduous training at the National Academy of Beijing Opera in China, leader of the Beijing Opera and its International Monkey King Troupe Tofiq Bakhramov: Famous soccer referee, linesman in the Germany-England '66 game. The man who awarded Geoff Hurst's World Cup final goal in 1966 has never been forgotten by England and Germany Alekper A. Mamedov: Legendary 4-time Soviet and Europe championship soccer player and coach Namiq Abdullaev: Gold and Silver medal wrestling winner in Atlanta and Sidney Olympics Teymur Rajabov: Chess prodigy, became the youngest International Chess Grand Master ever at 13 years of age. Farah Pehlevi: Queen of Iran until the shah was overthrown in 1979 Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: Present Supreme Leader of Iran Mir Hussein Musavi: Former Prime Minister and candidate for president of Iran in 2005 Ali Abdol-Alizadeh: Iranian Minister of Housing and Urban Development Issa Kalantari: Iranian Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Qolam Reza Shafei: Minister of Industries of Iran Eldar Efendiyev: Former mayor of Narva and the new population (ethnic affairs) minister, is the first minister of Azeri origin, in Estonia, 2001 Elbrus Farman oglu Abdullayev: State Secretary of the Ministry of Transport of Ukraine Nizami Ganjavi: 12th-13th century poet who has written Leyli and Majnun poem the first time. Muhammad Fizuli: 16th century poet who is author of the best poem of Leyli and Majnun Nasir al-Din Tusi: 13th century astronomer/scientist who presented trigonometry as an individual science for the first time in the world. Togrul Narimanbekov: Famous painter, and occassional opera singer Tahir Salakhov: Painter, chairman of Russian State Association of Painters, first Azerbaijani to receive honorable Russian aristocratic title of "Knyaz" Richard Sorge: Famous spy, who fortold the start of World War II, executed in 1941 Army General Samedbek Mehmandarov: First Azerbaijani Army (Artillery) General (1915 decree), Defense Minister of ADR, hero of Port-Arthur naval base defense in China during the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05 Artillery (Army) General Ali Aga Ismail oglu Shikhlinski: Azerbaijani Army General (1919 decree), dubbed "God of Russian artillery", hero of the famous WWI 'Brusilov Incursion,' first Azerbaijani to receive both French top honors of Order of the Legion and Legion Crest, Hazi Aslanov: Maj-General, twice hero of Soviet Union in World War II, killed in 1945 Ahmadiyye Jabrayilov: Was a celebrated Azerbaijani activist of the French Resistanc in World War II. He personally knew the leader of the French Resistance Charles de Gaulle.For his services Jabrayilov received high military decorations of France, amongst others the orders of the Légion d'honneur, the Croix de guerre and the Croix du combattant volontaire Don Juan: Real name was Oruj Ali Bay. Is there any one in the world who don’t know him???