Famous people on Uzbekistan's street names



Timur 26 Timur or Tamerlane was a Turco-Mongol conqueror who founded the Timurid Empire in and around modern-day Afghanistan, Iran, and Central Asia, becoming the first ruler of the Timurid dynasty. An undefeated commander, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest military leaders and tacticians in history, as well as one of the most brutal and deadly. Timur is also considered a great patron of art and architecture as he interacted with intellectuals such as Ibn Khaldun, Hafez, and Hafiz-i Abru and his reign introduced the Timurid Renaissance.

Ali-Shir Nava'i

Ali-Shir Nava'i 20 '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.


Babur 11 Babur was the founder of the Mughal Empire in the Indian subcontinent. He was a descendant of Timur and Genghis Khan through his father and mother respectively. He was also given the posthumous name of Firdaws Makani.


Avicenna 9 Ibn Sina, commonly known in the West as Avicenna, was a preeminent philosopher and physician of the Muslim world, flourishing during the Islamic Golden Age, serving in the courts of various Iranian rulers. He is often described as the father of early modern medicine. His philosophy was of the Muslim Peripatetic school derived from Aristotelianism.

Ulugh Beg

Ulugh Beg 8 Mīrzā Muhammad Tāraghay bin Shāhrukh, better known as Ulugh Beg, was a Timurid sultan, as well as an astronomer and mathematician.

Islam Karimov

Islam Karimov 7 Islam Abduganiyevich Karimov was an Uzbek politician who led Uzbekistan and its predecessor state, the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic, from 1989 until his death in 2016. He was the last First Secretary of the Communist Party of Uzbekistan from 1989 to 1991, when the party was reconstituted as the People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan (O‘zXDP); he led the O‘zXDP until 1996. He was the President of the Uzbek SSR from 24 March 1990 until he declared the independence of Uzbekistan on 1 September 1991.

Sharof Rashidov

Sharof Rashidov 6 Sharof Rashidovich Rashidov was the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Uzbekistan from 1959 until his death in 1983. During his tenure the Uzbek SSR saw considerable economic growth and had a very high degree of autonomy from the rest of the Soviet Union.


Oybek 6 Oybek — shoir, yozuvchi, adabiyotshunos olim va jamoat arbobi. Oʻzbekiston xalq yozuvchisi (1965), Oʻzbekiston Fanlar akademiyasi akademigi (1943). Oybek hunarmand-boʻzchi oilasida tugʻilgan. Dastlab Oqmasjid mahallasidagi eski maktabda (1911-1917), soʻng Munavvarqori Abdurashidxonov tashkil etgan „Namuna“ maktabida (1918-1921) boshlangʻich maʼlumot oladi. Shundan keyin Navoiy nomidagi taʼlim va tarbiya texnikum-internatida tahsil olgach (1921-1925), Toshkent unversitetining ijtimoiy fanlar fakultetida (1925-1927), Leningrad xalq xoʻjaligi institutida (1927-1929) oʻqiydi va ogʻir xastalikka chalingani sababli yana Toshkentga qaytib, Toshkent unversitetida oʻqishni tugatadi (1930).


Yangi 5 Yangi was according to the Assyrian King List (AKL) the third Assyrian monarch, ruling in Assyria's early period, though he is not attested in any known contemporary artefacts. He is listed among the “seventeen kings who lived in tents” within the Mesopotamian Chronicles. Yangi is in the lists preceded by Adamu, and succeeded by Suhlamu.


Furqat 5 Zokirjon Xolmuhammad oʻgʻli (1859–1909), better known by his pen name Furqat, was an Uzbek author, poet, and political activist. He had a major influence on the development of modern Uzbek literature. He wrote one of the earliest pamphlets and satirical articles in Uzbek.

Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin 5 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.


Al-Farabi 5 Abu Nasr Muhammad al-Farabi, known in the Latin West as Alpharabius, was an early Islamic philosopher and music theorist. He has been designated as "Father of Islamic Neoplatonism", and the "Founder of Islamic Political Philosophy".

Ahmad Donish

Ahmad Donish 4 Ahmad Donish — tojik olimi, yozuvchi, pedagog, faylasuf, mutafakkir va shoir, davlat arbobi va Buxoro amirligining Rossiya imperiyasidagi elchisi. XIX asr tojik maʼrifatparvarlari toʻgaragi rahbari. U butun Oʻrta Osiyoda yangi zamon maʼrifiy harakatining ajdodidir.


Choʻlpon 4 Abdulhamid Sulaymon oʻgʻli Yunusov, most commonly known by his penname Choʻlpon, was an Uzbek poet, playwright, novelist, and literary translator. Choʻlpon was one of Central Asia's most popular poets during the first half of the 20th century. He was also the first person to translate William Shakespeare's plays into the Uzbek language.

Abdulla Qodiriy

Abdulla Qodiriy 4 Abdulla Qodiriy, also spelt Abdullah Qodiriy and Abdullah Kadiri in English, was an Uzbek playwright, poet, writer, and literary translator. Qodiriy was one of the most influential Uzbek writers of the 20th century. He introduced realism into Uzbek literature through his historical novels and influenced many other Central Asian novelists.

Hamza Hakimzade Niyazi

Hamza Hakimzade Niyazi 4 Hamza Hakimzade Niyazi was an Uzbek author, composer, playwright, poet, scholar, teacher, and political activist. Niyazi is widely seen as one of the leading figures in the early development of modern Uzbek literary tradition. He is generally considered the first Uzbek playwright, the founder of modern Uzbek musical forms, as well as the founder of Uzbek social realism. During the Russian Revolution, he strongly supported the Bolsheviks, as they strongly opposed the system of feudal rule that was prevalent in much of Central Asia. He was one of the first Uzbeks to join the Communist Party and dedicated his life to promoting literacy and education in his homeland, opening schools and orphanages.

Sodiq Azimov

Sodiq Azimov 3 Sodiq Azimovich Azimov – fizik olim, Oʻzbekiston Fanlar Akademiyasi akademigi (1962), Oʻzbekistonda xizmat koʻrsatgan fan va texnika arbobi (1964), fizika-matematika fanlari doktori (1955), professor (1958).

Baha-ud-din Naqshband

Baha-ud-din Naqshband 3 Bahá-ud-dín Shah an-Naqshband Muhammad al-Uwaysi al-Bukhárí (1318–1389) was the founder of what would become one of the largest Sufi Sunni orders, the Naqshbandi.

Toshmuhammad Qori-Niyoziy

Toshmuhammad Qori-Niyoziy 3 Toshmuhammad Qori-Niyoziy was an Uzbek mathematician and historian who served as the first president of the Academy of Sciences of the Uzbek SSR.

Sobir Rakhimov

Sobir Rakhimov 3 Sabir Umaruly Rakhimov was a Red Army Major general and posthumous Hero of the Soviet Union. Rakhimov fought in World War II and commanded the 37th Guards Rifle Division from November 1944. Rahimov was killed by shrapnel from an artillery shell in Gdańsk during the East Pomeranian Offensive. During the Soviet period Rakhimov was considered national hero, as he was the first Red Army general officer from Uzbekistan. Metro stations, streets, schools and other places in Uzbekistan were named after Rakhimov. However, these were all renamed during 2010 and 2011 as part of a campaign by Islam Karimov to remove Soviet influence.


Lutfiy 3 Lutfiy yoki Mavlono Lutfiy — oʻzbek shoiri, orif va mutafakkir. Oʻz zamonining „malik ul-kalomi“.   

Shota Rustaveli

Shota Rustaveli 3 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.

Sultan Ali Mashhadi

Sultan Ali Mashhadi 3 Sultan ‛Ali Mashhadi, Persian: سلطان‌علی مشهدی was a Persian calligrapher and master of nastaliq script.

Magtymguly Pyragy

Magtymguly Pyragy 3 Magtymguly Pyragy, born Magtymguly, was a Turkmen spiritual leader, philosophical poet, Sufi and traveller who is considered to be the most famous figure in Turkmen literary history.


Berdakh 3 Berdakh, pseudonym of Berdimurat son of Gargabay was a Karakalpak poet.                             

Abdurauf Fitrat

Abdurauf Fitrat 3 Abdurauf Fitrat was an Uzbek author, journalist, politician and public intellectual in Central Asia under Russian and Soviet rule.

Abdulla Qahhor

Abdulla Qahhor 3 Abdulla Qahhor was a Soviet and Uzbek novelist, short story writer, poet, playwright, and literary translator. He is best remembered as the author of the 1951 novel Qoʻshchinor chiroqlari and the 1958 novella Sinchalak.

Hamid Olimjon

Hamid Olimjon 3 Hamid Olimjon was an Uzbek poet, playwright, scholar, and literary translator of the Soviet period. Hamid Olimjon is considered to be one of the finest twentieth-century Uzbek poets. The Uzbek Soviet Encyclopedia calls him "one of the founders of Uzbek Soviet literature". In addition to writing his own poetry, Hamid Olimjon translated the works of many famous foreign authors, such as Alexander Pushkin, Leo Tolstoy, Maxim Gorky, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Taras Shevchenko, and Mikhail Lermontov into the Uzbek language.

Yernazar Olakoʻz

Yernazar Olakoʻz 3 Ernazar Olakoʻz — Qoraqalpoqlarning qoldovili urugʻidan boʻlgan biy, Qoraqalpoq xonligini tashkil etgan (1855—1856).

Chinghiz Aitmatov

Chinghiz Aitmatov 3 Chinghiz Torekulovich Aitmatov was a Kyrgyz author who wrote mainly in Russian, but also in Kyrgyz. He is one of the best known figures in Kyrgyzstan's literature.

Usmon Nosir

Usmon Nosir 3 Usmon Nosir was an Uzbek poet. It was said of the poet that he entered "as a thunder and lived a very short creative life as lightning."

Mikhail Lomonosov

Mikhail Lomonosov 3 Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov was a Russian polymath, scientist and writer, who made important contributions to literature, education, and science. Among his discoveries were the atmosphere of Venus and the law of conservation of mass in chemical reactions. His spheres of science were natural science, chemistry, physics, mineralogy, history, art, philology, optical devices and others. The founder of modern geology, Lomonosov was also a poet and influenced the formation of the modern Russian literary language.
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