Mirza Fatali Akhundov

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1812 – 1878

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Who was Mirza Fatali Akhundov?

Mirza Fatali Akhundov, formerly Akhundzade, was a celebrated Azerbaijani author, playwright, philosopher, and founder of modern literary criticism, "who acquired fame primarily as the writer of European-inspired plays in the Azeri Turkic language". Akhundov singlehandedly opened a new stage of development of Azerbaijani literature and is also considered one of the founders of modern Iranian literature. He was also the founder of materialism and atheism movement in Azerbaijan and one of forerunners of modern Iranian nationalism.

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Born
Jul 12, 1812
Shaki, Azerbaijan
Also known as
  • Mirza Fath Ali Akhundzadeh
Ethnicity
  • Azerbaijani people
Nationality
  • Azerbaijan
Profession
Died
Mar 9, 1878
Tiflis

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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