Famous people on Tajikistan's street names



Rudaki 10 Rudaki was a poet, singer, and musician who is regarded as the first major poet to write in New Persian. A court poet under the Samanids, he reportedly composed more than 180,000 verses, yet only a small portion of his work has survived, most notably a small part of his versification of the Kalila wa-Dimna, a collection of Indian fables.

Sadriddin Ayni

Sadriddin Ayni 8 Sadriddin Ayni was a Tajik intellectual who wrote poetry, fiction, journalism, history, and a dictionary. He is regarded as Tajikistan's national poet and one of the most important writers in the country's history.

Vladimir Lenin

Vladimir Lenin 7 Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known as Vladimir Lenin, was a Russian revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. He served as the first and founding head of government of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic from 1917 until his death in 1924, and of the Soviet Union from 1922 until his death. Under his administration, Russia, and later the Soviet Union, became a one-party socialist state governed by the Communist Party. Ideologically a Marxist, his developments to the ideology are called Leninism.

Mirzo Tursunzoda

Mirzo Tursunzoda 5 Mirzo Tursunzoda was an important Tajikistani and Soviet poet and a prominent political figure, full member (academician) of the Tajik Academy of Sciences, a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Tajikistan, a member of the Union of Soviet Writers. Today, Tursunzoda has been elevated to the level of Hero of Tajikistan.

Timur Malik

Timur Malik 4 Timur Malik was a statesman of the Khwarazmian Empire, who served as the governor of Khujand in the region of Transoxiana. He is known for his valiant though ultimately unsuccessful defense of Khujand in 1219-1220 during the Mongol invasions. He has been described in a historical novel authored by a famous Urdu novelist Nasim Hejazi, the novel is titled Akhri Chattan '.

Ismail Samani

Ismail Samani 4 Abū Ibrāhīm Ismā'īl ibn-i Aḥmad-i Sāmāni, better known simply as Ismail-i Samani, and also known as Isma'il ibn-i Ahmad, was the Samanid amir of Transoxiana (892–907) and Khorasan (900–907). His reign saw the emergence of the Samanids as a powerful force. He was the son of Ahmad ibn-i Asad and a descendant of Saman Khuda, the eponymous ancestor of the Samanid dynasty who renounced Zoroastrianism and embraced Islam.

Omar Khayyam

Omar Khayyam 4 Ghiyāth al-Dīn Abū al-Fatḥ ʿUmar ibn Ibrāhīm Nīsābūrī, commonly known as Omar Khayyam, was a Persian polymath, known for his contributions to mathematics, astronomy, philosophy, and poetry. He was born in Nishapur, the initial capital of the Seljuk Empire. He lived during the rule of the Seljuk dynasty, around the time of the First Crusade.

Исмаил Самани

Исмаил Самани 4 Абу́ Ибрахи́м Исмаи́л ибн А́хмад Самани́, также известный как Исмаи́л Самани́ — эмир из династии Саманидов, основатель государства в Средней Азии. Его правление ознаменовалось появлением Саманидов как могущественной силы. Он был сыном Ахмада ибн Асада и потомком Саман-худата, который отказался от зороастризма и принял ислам. Исмаил Самани изменил систему государственного управления, стремился к укреплению центральной власти и защите её границ.

Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin 4 Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut who, aboard the first successful crewed spaceflight, became the first human to journey into outer space. Travelling on Vostok 1, Gagarin completed one orbit of Earth on 12 April 1961, with his flight taking 108 minutes. By achieving this major milestone for the Soviet Union amidst the Space Race, he became an international celebrity and was awarded many medals and titles, including the nation's highest distinction: Hero of the Soviet Union.

Камоли Хуҷандӣ

Камоли Хуҷандӣ 4 Камолиддин Масъуди Хуҷандӣ — ориф, сӯфӣ, зоҳид ва шоири форс-тоҷик.                                 

Kamal Khujandi

Kamal Khujandi 3 Kamal Khujandi, also Kamal Khojandi, Kamaleddin Khojandi, or Kamal-E Khojandi, was a Persian Sufi and Persian ghazal poet of the 14th century.

Rahmon Nabiyev

Rahmon Nabiyev 3 Rahmon Nabiyevich Nabiyev, also spelled Rakhmon Nabiev, was a Tajik politician who served as the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Tajikistan from 1982 to 1985 and twice as the 2nd President of Tajikistan from 23 September 1991 to 6 October 1991 and from 2 December 1991 to 7 September 1992. He was also partly responsible for the Tajik Civil War. Rising out of the regional nomenklatura, Nabiyev ascended to power in 1982 as First Secretary of the Communist Party of Tajikistan. In 1985, he was ousted in a corruption scandal.


Ferdowsi 3 Abul-Qâsem Ferdowsi Tusi, also Firdawsi or Ferdowsi, was a Persian poet and the author of Shahnameh, which is one of the world's longest epic poems created by a single poet, and the greatest epic of Persian-speaking countries. Ferdowsi is celebrated as one of the most influential figures of Persian literature and one of the greatest in the history of literature.

Ахмад Дониш

Ахмад Дониш 3 Ахмад Дониш — таджикский учёный, писатель, просветитель, философ, мыслитель и поэт, государственный деятель Бухарского эмирата. Глава кружка таджикских просветителей XIX века.

Amir Khusrau

Amir Khusrau 2 Abu'l Hasan Yamīn ud-Dīn Khusrau, better known as Amīr Khusrau, was an Indo-Persian Sufi singer, musician, poet and scholar who lived during the period of the Delhi Sultanate.

Shota Rustaveli

Shota Rustaveli 2 Shota Rustaveli, mononymously known simply as Rustaveli, was a medieval Georgian poet. He is considered to be the pre-eminent poet of the Georgian Golden Age and one of the greatest contributors to Georgian literature. Rustaveli was the author of The Knight in the Panther's Skin, a Georgian national epic poem.

Bobojon Ghafurov

Bobojon Ghafurov 2 Bobojon Gafurovich Ghafurov or Babadzan Gafurovich Gafurov was a Tajik historian, academician, and the author of several books published in Russian and Tajik, including History of Tajikistan and The Tajiks.

Ali-Shir Nava'i

Ali-Shir Nava'i 2 'Ali-Shir Nava'i, also known as Nizām-al-Din ʿAli-Shir Herawī was a Timurid poet, writer, statesman, linguist, Hanafi Maturidi mystic and painter who was the greatest representative of Chagatai literature.

Abduhamid Juraev

Abduhamid Juraev 2 Abduhamid Juraev Isfara, Tajikistan was a Tajik mathematician. He published many articles and books.
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