Mirza Akhundov Playwright

Birthday July 12, 1812
Birthplace Sheki, Azerbaijan
Death Date Mar 9, 1878 (age 65)
Birth Sign Cancer


An Azerbaijani author, playwright, and philosopher, he was also a noteworthy literary critic. His works include Art of Criticism, Principles of Writing, and the 1859 novel The Deceived Stars.

Before Fame

He was raised to become a clergyman, but he pursued a literary career instead, publishing his first work, The Oriental Poem, in 1837.


He was one of the first leaders of the Iranian nationalist movement.

Family Life

As a child, he was educated by his uncle, Haji Alaskar.

Associated With

His work, The Orient Poem, honors Alexander Pushkin .


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