Mirza Akhundov

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

About

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.

Trivia

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 .