Men know that you are mine by birth:
My nest,  my refuge,  and my hearth,
My mother,  native land,  dear earth!
Sever soul and body??  Death but can.
O Azerbaijan,  my Azerbaijan!
Samad Vurgun

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  Prominent people from Gazakh

  • Molla Veli Vidadi (1707 - 1809) - famous Azerbaijani poet.

  • Molla Panah Vagif (1717 - 1797) - famous Azerbaijani poet and public figure.

  • Kazim agha Salik (1781 - 1842) - Azerbaijani poet, the successor of the literary traditions Molla Panah Vagif.

  • Abdurahman agha Dilbazoglu (II half of the XVIII century - beginning of XIX century) - Azerbaijani poet.

  • Hajirakhim agha Vahidi (1822 - 1874) - poet with a mystical worldview.

  • Mirza Husein Efendi Gayibov (1830 - 1917) - the Mufti of Muslims of the Caucasus.

  • Abbas agha Nasir (1849 - 1919) - poet and teacher.

  • Shahniyar agha Ranchur (1850 - 1890) - poet, wrote poems of mystical plan.

  • Ibragimaga Vekilov (1853 - 1934) - general, the first Azerbaijani military topographer.

  • Mamedrza Vekilov (1864 - 1944) - physician, organizer of the first clinic in Baku, a member of Parliament of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic.

  • Aliaga Shikhlinski (1865 - 1943) - general of artillery, the hero of the First World War. Was deputy defence minister at Azerbaijan Democratic Republic. For exceptional ability contemporaries called him "the god of artillery".

  • Chenghis agha Dilbozov (1857 - 1942) - philanthropist. He built the building of a city polyclinic in Gazakh.

  • Ibrahim agha Usubov (1872 - 1920) - major-general, commander of the division.

  • Javad bey Shikhlinski (1876 - 1940) - major-general, commander of the division.

  • Mukhtar Hajiyev (1876 - 1938) - the first chairman of Azerbaijan Central Executive Committee in 1921.

  • Nigar Shikhlinskaya (1878 - 1931) - the first nurse in Azerbaijan.

  • Hajikerim Sanyly (1878 - 1938) - poet, teacher, member of Azerbaijan Writers' Union.

  • Abdullah Divanbeyoglu (1883 - 1936) - writer, teacher, member of Azerbaijan Writers' Union.

  • Sayad Zeynalov (1886 - 1942) - deserved the Order of "St. George" the 4th degree.

  • Medina Kiyasbeyli (Vekilova) (1889 - 1938) - one of the first women teachers in Azerbaijan, the organizer of Education, translator. On her initiative the first female seminary was established.

  • Farruhaga Gayibov (1889 - 1916) - the first military pilot-Azeri. During the First World War in an air battle near Vilna knocked three Germanic aircraft. Gayibov's aircraft also caught fire and the entire crew perished. Shoot down the plane fell on the territory of the German rear. Germans decided to bury the crew with honors in tribute to his bravery.

  • Meshadi Ibrahim bey - benefactor, gave his 17-room property to Gazakh Teachers Seminary in 1918.

  • Khadija Gayibova (1892 - 1938) - one of first Azeri female pianists.

  • Yahyya Gazagi bey (- 1941) - poet and grandson of Molla Veli Vidadi and Molla Panah Vagif.

  • Ahmed Seidov (1892 - 1977) - professor, Honored Scientist, the first doctor of pedagogical sciences in the Transcaucasus. One of the first researchers of the history of Azerbaijan pedagogy.

  • Mehdikhan Vekilov (1902 - 1975) - professor, Honored Scientist, a prominent social activist.

  • Osman Saryveli (1905 - 1990) - the National Poet of Azerbaijan.

  • Samad Vurgun (1906 - 1956) - the National Poet of Azerbaijan, Academician, Vice-President of the Academy of Sciences, chairman of the Writers' Union of Azerbaijan.

  • Mehdi Husein (1909 - 1964) - the National Writer of Azerbaijan, novelist, playwright, critic, social activist.

  • Mivaid Dilbazi (1912 - 2001) - the National Poet of Azerbaijan.

  • Fatma Vekilova (1912 - 1987) - professor, Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences.

  • Alazan Bayjan (Haji Hasanzade) (1913 - 1989) - poet and physician. Head of a private clinic in Germany.

  • Amina Dilbazi (1919) - choreographer, the National Artist of Azerbaijan.

  • Ismail Shikhli (1919 - 1995) - the National Writer of Azerbaijan, a scholar-teacher and social-political figure.

  • Taher Isaev (1922 - 2001) - the legendary guerrilla during the Second World War, the national hero of Italy.

  • Nazim Efendiev (1926 - 1998) - professor, Honoured Doctor of Azerbaijan, director of Eye Hospital.

  • Teymur Bunyatov (1928) - academician, historian and ethnographer.

  • Isa Huseynov (1928 -) - the national writer, Honored Artist of Azerbaijan.

  • Musa Gojayev (1932 - 1993) - writer, long time worked in state security agencies.

  • Elmira Huseynova (1933 - 1995) - sculptor.

  • Yusif Samedoglu (1935 - 1998) - the National Writer of Azerbaijan, member of the first convocation of the Milli Mejlis.

  • Vagif Samedoglu (1939) - the National Poet of Azerbaijan, playwright, essayist, member of the Milli Mejlis.

  • Adalat Nasibov (1939) - known folk musician - ashig.

  • Ali Suleimanov (1880 - 1959) - Hero of Socialist Labor.

  • Jahandar Yakubov (1892 - 1967) - Hero of Socialist Labor.

  • Mejit Sherifzade (1908 - 1995) - Hero of Socialist Labor.

  • Bakhtiar Allahverdiyev (1909 - 1974) - Hero of Socialist Labor.

  • Asmer Mamedova (1910 - 1988) - Hero of Socialist Labor .

  • Hajimurad Murguzov (1910 - 1988) - Hero of Socialist Labor.

  • Murtuz Jarchiev (1910 - 1985) - Hero of Socialist Labor.

  • Magomed Aliev (1910 - 1996) - Hero of Socialist Labor.

  • Mirzaev Imran (1910 - 1983) - Hero of Socialist Labor.

  • Asker Eminov (1924) - Hero of Socialist Labor.

  • Ali Mustafayev (1952 - 1991) - National Hero of Azerbaijan.

  • Firuddin Shamo (1962 - 1992) - National Hero of Azerbaijan.

  • Shamoy Chobanov (1965 - 1990) - National Hero of Azerbaijan.

  • Marifat Nasibov (1972 - 1992) - National Hero of Azerbaijan.

  • Agil Musaev (1974 - 1994) - National Hero of Azerbaijan.

  • Elchin Shikhli (1957) - editor of the "Ayna"-"Zerkalo" newspapers, chairman of the Society of Journalists of Azerbaijan.

  • Samad Seyidov (1964) - professor, Rector of the University of Foreign Languages, head of Azerbaijan delegation in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.