Nakhchivan has been the place of many great thinkers, scientists and craftsmen

    Haydar Aliyev
    Aliyev Ilham
    Zarifa Aliyeva
    Ajami Nakhchivani
    Nakhchivani Najmaddin
    Nakhchivani Najmaddin
    Nasreddin Tusi
    Nakhchivani Mohammad
    Fazlullah Naimi
    Aliyev Hasan
    Mammedaliyev Yusif
    Abdullayev Hasan
    Kangarli Heydarqulu
    Nakhchivansky Ismail
    Nakhchivansky Huseyn
    Nakhchivansky Jamshid
  Mohammed Shahtakhtinsky
    Shahtakhtinsky Behbud
    Mohammed Taghi Sidgi
    Jalil Mammedguluzadeh
    Huseyn Javid
    Ordubadi Mammed Said
    Kangarli Behruz

                                                                                                                          Heydər Əliyev


Nakhchivansky Huseyn khan


Nakhchivansky Huseyn khan Kalbali khan (28.06.1883, Nakhchivan – 1919, Petrograd) - a military official, General-lieutenant (1915). He Is the son of Kalbali khan Nakhchivansky and the grandson of Ehsan khan Kangarli. When he fifteen years old he was sent to Paj Corpse school in Saint-Petersburg, finished that school with excellent marks in 1881and began to serve in the special cavalry troops of the tsar. Later he did military service in different cities of the Caucasus and Russia and in 1903 he was awarded with the tile of colonel. He commanded to the 2nd Dagestan cavalry regiment gathered from the Caucasians during the Russian-Japan war (1904-1905). In “Diary of Transbaikalie Kazak Officer” by famous Russian journalist A.Kvitka writes about courage of Nakhchivansky’s regiment. In 1906 he was a commander of lifeguards regiment and was granted with the title of general-major in 1907. In 1921 Nakhchivansky was a commander of the 1st detached cavalry brigade. During the first World War he commanded the 1st and 2nd cavalry division and was distinguished in breaking the german front. A Russian writer, A.Soljenitsin wrote in his “August 14”: “general Huseyn khan Nakhchivansky commanded the guards’ troops that were created from the respectful members of Petersburg nobles”. For his victories and military abilities in the fronts during the First World War Nakhchivansky was awarded with the title of whole cavalry troops general in 1916. Later he was appointed a commander of the Southern Caucasus and left the military profession after the February Revolution (1917). He was awarded with 4 degrees of the Saint George order, the other orders of Saint Vladimir, second degree Saint Alexander, Saint Anna, 2nd and 4th degree Shire-Xurshid of Iran for his Bravery, embroidered with diamond, the Romanian Star for officers, Metal Cross of Austria, the orders of Bulgaria for his Military bravery and 4th degree memorial silver weapon. His grave is in the cemetery of Alexander Nevsky abbey in Saint-Petersburg.