Mohammad Aliabadi (born 2 December 1956 in Arak) is former Vice President and Head of Physical Education Organization of Iran. He is also President of the National Olympic Committee of Islamic Republic of Iran. As of 14 July 2011, He is Vice President of Olympic Council of Asia.
Reza Moridi (Persian: ??? ?????) (born in Urumiah, Iran) is a Canadian politician, and the first Iranian-Canadian elected to a provincial or federal legislature in Canada. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the 2007 provincial election, representing the riding of Richmond Hill. He is a member of the Liberal Party.
Ali Soheili (1896 – 1958) was a Prime Minister of Iran.
Sayyed Ja'far Pishevari (1893 – 11 June 1947) (Azerbaijani: Seyid Cəfər Pişəvəri, سید جعفر پیشه وری, Persian: سید جعفر پیشهوری) was the founder and chairman of separatist and communist Azerbaijan People's Government (November 1945 – November 1946), created and supported by Soviet occupational forces in north-western Iran.
Haydar Hatemi (born March 3, 1945, Hadishahr, Iran/Eastern Azerbaijan) is an Iranian Azerbaijani artist whose work is based on blends of classical oriental styles such as miniature and tazhib, with some modern elements. His early studies in art started at Tabriz's Art Academy after finishing high school in Tabriz, Iran.
Hassan Roshdieh was an ethnic Iranian Azerbaijani and began studying as a Twelver Shi'a cleric there, Roshdieh abandoned his plans of going to Najaf to study in religious schools after reading an article about the hardships of education in the Persian language from the newspaper Akhtar. He left for Beirut in 1880 and studied for two years in its Daar ul-Mu'allimeen (teacher school), and then continued with visiting Istanbul and Egypt. In 1883, he left for Yerevan and founded the first modern school for Muslims there. In his new method of teaching, Roshdieh used the concept of sounds instead of alphabet letters to teach Persian and Azerbaijani Turkish languages (which use the Arabic script). During his four years of managing his school in Yerevan, Roshdieh wrote Vatan Dili (The Language of the Homeland) in Azerbaijani, which was taught in several schools of the Caucasus as a primer until the October Revolution.
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