List of Kurdish people

This is a list of well known Kurdish people. It includes poets, writers, historians, archaeologists, clerics, rulers, politicians and artists.

Liturature

#Ahmade Bate (Ehmedê Batê ),(1417-1491), Kurdish poet and cleric, Hakkari region.
#Ali Hariri (1425 – 1495), Kurdish poet.
#Sherefxan Bidlisi, (1543 - 1599) Kurdish historian and poet.
#Malaye Jaziri (Melayê Cizîrî ),(1570-1640), Renowned Kurdish poet and sufi
#"Shamsaddin Brifkani", (1588-1674), Poet. [ [http://www.rojanu.org/pirtuk/w.roja_nu.htm Wes,anên Roja Nû - Edebiyata kurdî ] ]
#Faqi Tayran(Feqîyê Teyran),(1590-1660), Kurdish poet, Author of the epic "Sheik San'an" and "Battle of DimDim".
#Ali Taramakhi (Elî Teremaxî ),(16th century), Kurdish linguist and writer. He wrote the first Arabic grammar book in the Kurdish language in 1591.
#Ahmad Khani (Ehmedê Xanî ),(1651-1707), Renowned Kurdish poet, Author of "Mem û Zîn".
#Khana Qubadi (Xana Qubadî ), (1700-1759), Kurdish poet, Author of "Şîrîn û Xesrew".
#Mahmud Bayazidi, (1797-1859), Kurdish writer , translator and historian.
#Nali,(1798-1855), Kirdish poet.
#Mastoura Ardalan,(1805 -1848), Kurdish poet and historiographer.
#Mawlawi Tawagozi, (1806-1882), Kurdish poet and sufi.
#Haji Qadir Koyi, (1817-1897), Kurdish poet.
#Mahwi, (1830-1906), Kurdish poet and sufi.
#Sheikh Rezza Talabani, (1835-1910), Kurdish poet from Kirkuk, Iraq.
#Wafaei, (1844-1902), Kurdish poet, Mahabad, Iran.
#Piramerd, (1867-1950), Kurdish poet , writer, novelist and journalist, Sulaimaniya, Iraqi Kurdistan.
#Muhamed Amin Zaki, (1880-1948), Writer, historian and politician, Sulaimaniya, Iraqi Kurdistan.
#Taufiq Wahby, (1891-1984), Writer and Linguist, Iraq.
#Jaladat Ali Badirkhan (Celadet Alî Bedirxan), (1893-1951), Linguist, Journalist and Politician, Founder of the Latin-based Kurdish alphabet.
#Nuri Barzinji, (1896-1958), Poet, Sulaimaniya, Iraqi Kurdistan.
#Arab Shamilov (Erebê Şemo) (1897-1978), Kurdish writer and novelist in Armenia.
#Rafiq Hilmi (1898-1960), Kurdish writer, literary analyst and politician, Iraq.
#Cigerxwîn (or Cegerxwîn), (1903-1984) Kurdish poet and writer, Turkey/Syria.
#Abdulla Goran, (1904-1962), Founder of the modern Kurdish Poetry.
#Osman Sabri, (1905-1993), Kurdish poet, writer and journalist, Turkey/Syria.
#Emînê Evdal, (1906-1964), Kurdish writer and linguist, Armenia.
#Alaaddin Sajadi, (1907-1984), Kurdish writer, poet and academic, Iraqi Kurdistan.
#Hecîyê Cindî, (1908-1990), Kurdish writer, linguist and researcher, Armenia.
#Qanate Kurdo, (1909-1985), Kurdish writer, linguist and academic, Russia.
#Qedrîcan, (1911-1972), Kurdish poet and writer, Turkey/Syria.
#Ibrahim Ahmad, (1914-2000), Kurdish writer, novelist and translator, Iraqi Kurdistan/England.
#Dildar, (Yonis Reuf), (1917-1948) Kurdish poet, Iraq
#Hejar (Abdurrahman Sharafkandi), (1920-1990), Kurdish Poet, Writer, Translator and Linguist, Iran.
#Hemin Mukriyani (Hêmin Mukriyanî ), (1921-1986), Kurdish Journalist and Poet, Iran.
#Ahmad Hardi, (1922-2006), Kurdish poet, Iraqi Kurdistan/UK.
#Karim Hisami, (1926-2001), Kurdish writer, Iran/Iraq/Sweden.
#Shamil Asgarov, (1928-2005), a poet, researcher on the history and culture of the Kurds in Azerbaijan, Translator (translated Mem and Zin into Azerbaijani and wrote many dictionaries base on a format Azerbaijani-Kurdish-Azerbaijani)
#Jamal Nebez, (1933- ), Writer , Linguist and Researcher in Germany.
#Mehmed Emin Bozarslan, (1935- ), Kurdish writer in Sweden.
#Celîlê Celîl, (1936- ), Historian and Kurdologist, Armenia/Austria.
#Suwara Ilkhanizada, (1937-1976), Kurdish Poet, Iran.
#Sherko Bekas, (1940- ), Famous Contemporary Kurdish Poet.
#Eskerê Boyîk, (1941- ), Kurdish poet, Armenia/Germany.
#Tosinê Reşîd, (1941- ), Kurdish writer, Armenia/Australia.
#Mahmud Baksi, (1944-2001), Kurdish writer and journalist, Sweden.
#Rauf Hassan, (1945- ) ,Kurdish writer and journalist, Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan.
#Rojen Barnas, (1945- ), Kurdish poet and writer in Sweden.
#Abdulla Pashew, (1946- ), Famous Contemporary Kurdish Poet.
#Şahînê Bekirê Soreklî, (1946- ), Kurdish writer, poet and translator, Australia.
#Reşo Zîlan, (1947- ), Kurdish writer, translator and linguist, Sweden.
#Latif Halmat, (1947- ), Kurdish poet, Iraqi Kurdistan.
#Keça Kurd, (1948- ), Poet, writer and linguist, Germany.
#Cankurd,(1948- ), Kurdish writer and poet, Germany.
#Zaradachet Hajo, (1950- ), Kurdish linguist and academic, Head of the Kurdish PEN, Germany.
#Rafiq Sabir, (1950- ), Kurdish poet, Sweden.
#Farhad Shakely, (1951- ), poet, writer and academic, University of Uppsala, Sweden.
#Khalil Duhoki, (1951- ), Kurdish writer, poet, Sweden.
#Khalil Rashow, (1952- ), Kurdish writer and academic, University of Göttingen, Germany.
#Mehmed Uzun, (1953- ), Contemporary Writer and Novelist in Sweden.
#Jalal Barzanji, (1953- ), Writer, Poet and Journalist, Canada.
#Fawaz Hussain,(1953- ), Writer and translator, France.
#Zeynelabidin Zinar,(1953- ), Kurdish writer , researcher and specialist in Kurdish folklore in Sweden.
#Yekta Uzunoglu, (1953- ), Kurdish writer, translator and entrepreneur, Czech Republic/Germany.
#Najiba Ahmad, (1954- ), Kurdish writer and poet, Iraq/Iran.
#Perwîz Cîhanî, (1955- ), Kurdish writer, poet and novelist, Switzerland.
#Lokman Polat, (1956- ), Kurdish writer and novelist, Sweden.
#Hesenê Metê, (1957- ), Kurdish writer, novelist and translator, Sweden.
#Firat Cewerî, (1959- ) ,Kurdish writer, translator and journalist, Sweden.
#Ata Nahai, (1960- ), Writer and novelist, Iran.
#Farhad Pirbal, (1961- ), Kurdish writer and academic, Iraqi Kurdistan.
#Nazand Begikhani,(1964- ), Kurdish writer, poet and researcher, UK.
#Mahabad Qaradaghi, (1966- ), Kurdish writer, poet and translator, Sweden.
#Burhan Bradost, (1967- ),Kurdish writer and journalist, İraqi Kurdistan.
#Kajal Ahmad, (1967- ), Kurdish poet, writer and journalist, Iraqi Kurdistan.
#Choman Hardi, (1974- ), Kurdish poet, researcher and painter, UK.
#İbrahim Halil Baran, (1981- ), Kurdish / Turkish poet, writer and designer, Ruha Kurdistan.
#Yaşar Kemal, (1923-), Kurdish writer and novelist, Turkey.
#Jalal Mirza Karim,http://mirzakarim.com/. Iraq
#Ghafur Mirza Karim,http://mirzakarim.com/. Iraq
#Selim Temo,(1972), Kurdish/Turkish poet, writer, translator and academic, Mersin.
#Lezgînê Çalî,(1969), Kurdish physician, writer, translator and administrator.

mala mhomad amin goezlengye . politician works for PDK born in 1939 still alive...

Liturature
#Muhammad Qazi, (1914-1998), Prominent Iranian translator (from French and Kurdish to Persian).
#Ebrahim Younesi. (from English and French to Persian)
#Karim Yilmaz (from Italian and Kurdish to Turkish)84-Gulnar Eli, 1974 kurdish poet, Iraqi kurdistan

Liturature84- Gulnar Eli, 1974, Kurdish Poet, Iraqi kurdistan

Musicians

#Eli Esxer Kurdistani, 1882 - 1937، singer, Iranian Kurdistan.
#Karapete Xaco,(1902-2005), musician and "dengbêj", Armenia.
#Ali Merdan, (1904-1981), singer, Iraqi Kurdsitan
#Hasan Zirak, (1921-1972), singer, Iran/Iraq.
#Mamle, (1925-1999), musician and singer, Iran
#Tahir Tewfiq, (1922-1987), musician and singer, Iraq.
#Ayşe Şan, (1938-1996), singer, Turkey.
#Mazhar Xaliqi,(1939- ), musician singer, Iran/UK.
#Tehsin Taha, (1941- 1995) musician and singer.
#İbrahim Tatlıses,(1952- ), singer, Turkey.
#Şivan Perwer, (1955- ), singer, Turkey/Germany.
#Nizamettin Arıç, (1956- ), singer, composer and director, Turkey/Germany.
#Ciwan Haco, (1957- ), musician, singer and songwriter, Syria/Norway.
#Ali Akbar Moradi, (1957- ), musician and composer, Iran.
#Ahmet Kaya, (1957-2000), Musician, Turkey
#Merziye Feriqi, (1958-2005), singer, Iran/Sweden.
#Tara Jaff, (1958- ), Musician and singer, UK.
#Dilshad Said, (1958- ), Musician and Composer, Austria.
#Adnan Karim, (1963- ), singer, Kirkuk/Sulaimaniya, Iraqi Kurdistan.
#Gani Mirzo, (1968- ), Musician, Syria/Spain.
#Şehrîbana Kurdî, (1973- ), singer, Turkey.
#Rojhan Beken, (1974- ), singer and composer of Rock music, Turkey.
#Aynur Doğan, (1975- ), singer, Turkey.
#Rojda Aykoç, (1978- ), singer and dengbêj, Turkey.
#Darin Zanyar, (1987- ), pop singer, Sweden.
#Qale Mere, traditional musician, Iran/Iraq.
#Kamkars, a family of leading Kurdish musicians
#Shahram Nazeri, singer, Iran.
#Azad, singer, Germany.
#Mahsun Kırmızıgül, Kurdish singer from Bingöl, Turkey
#İbrahim Tatlıses, Kurdish singer from Sanlıurfa, Turkey

Historical Rulers

#Daisam,(dead: 957), Ruler of Azarbaijan
#Al-Adil I,(1145-1218), Ayyubid-Egyptian general
#Saladin (Selahedîn Ayûbî -1137/8–1193) Sultan of Egypt and Syria Liberator of Jerusalem. Founded the Ayyubid dynasty. One of the greatest rulers in Islamic history.
#Al-Kamil,(?-1238), Ayyubid Sultan of Egypt, Son of Al-Adil. biographical dictionary. Born in Irbil, Iraqi Kurdistan.
#"İdris-i Bitlisi" Kurdish leader of many ashirath in Kurdistan, and his friend Yavuz Soltan Selim Khan, he get all ashirets to join Ottomans Empire. And he has fought with Soltan Selim Khan against to the irtanian safavii Shah İsmael.

Religious Figures

#Jaban Sahabi, (6/7th AD), companion of Muhammad.
#Ali ibn al-Athir, (1160-1233), Kurdish/Islamic historian, born in Jazira (Cizîre) region.
#Ibn Khallikan, (1211-1282), Muslim judge and author of a classic Arabic
#Safi-ad-din Ardabili (1252-1334) eponym of the Safavid dynasty.
#Ibn Taymiyyah, (1263-1328), Islamic scholar, Harran, Turkey.
#Asenath Barzani (1590-1670), The first Jewish woman Rabbi in history, Mosul, Iraq.
#Hadhrat Mawlânâ Khâlid-i Baghdâdî (1779 - 1827), founder of a significant branch of the Naqshbandi Sufi order - named Khalidiyya after him
# Mulla Effendi, (1863 - December 31, 1942), Islamic philosopher, scholar, astronomer, politician, and a prominent Iraqi personality from Erbil, Iraq.
#Said Nursi,(1876-1960), Kurdish Islamic thinker, Turkey.
#Hajj Nematollah, (1871-1919), mystic and poet.
#Nur Ali Elahi, (1895-1974), Spiritual leader of the Ahl-e Haqq religion, Iran.
#Daniel Ali, (1959- ), Convert to Christianity, scholar, theologian and author, USA.

Politicians

#Shaikh Mahmood Barzenji, (1878-1956) First King of Kurdistan and leader of the Kurdish nationalist movement in Iraq.
#...... Incekan, (1978-2007)Secend president of Kurdistan, and fighter
#İsmet İnönü, [ [http://www.let.leidenuniv.nl/tcimo/tulp/Research/ejz16.htm The Young Turks – Children of the Borderlands?] - Erik Jan Zürcher (Universiteit Leiden)] (1884-1973), The second President of Turkey
#Simko Shikak, (1887-1930) Kurdish politician.
#Qazi Muhammad, (1893-1947) President of the Kurdish Republic of Mahabad in 1946.
#Mustafa Barzani,(1903-1979) Kurdish leader and founder of KDP. founder of nationalistic ideology of kurdish, candidate of man of 20th century.
#"Kaka Ziad Agha", (1914-1991) Co-Founder and vice president of KDP. Twice Iraqi MP in 50's
#Turgut Özal,(1927-1993), Former Prime Minister and the 8'th President of Turkey.
#Moshe Barazani, (1928-1947), Kurdish Jew and a member of Lehi (The Freedom Fighters of Israel).
#Abdul Rahman Ghassemlou (1930-1989), Kurdish politician, Iran.
#Jalal Talabani, (1933- ), Prominent Iraqi Kurdish politician, current President of Iraq and secretary general of PUK.
#"Medet Serhat", (1934-1994), Kurdish lawyer and politician, Turkey.
#"Sadeq Sharafkandi", (1938-1992), Kurdish politician , Iran.
#Mahmoud Othman, (1938- ), Founder and former Secretary General of the Kurdish Socialist Party. Now a member of parliament.
#Dr. Muhammed Sharif Ahmed (1932 - ): Now member of Iraqi Parliament.
#Nawshirwan Mustafa, (1944- ), Deputy secretary general of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan.
#Latif Rashid, (1944- ) Kurdish Politician, Iraqi Minister of Water.
#Mustafa Hijri, (1945- ), Secretary General of Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI).
#Massoud Barzani, (1946- ) is the President of the Kurdistan Region in Iraq and leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party.
#Shahab Sheikh Nuri, (1946-1976), Founder of the Komalay Ranjdaran Party.
#Leyla Qasim, (1952-1974) Kurdish Politician and Peshmarga.
#Abdul Karim Qassim, 1958–1963, First President of Iraq, Kurdish mother.
#Barham Salih, (1960- ) Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq. Also a senior member of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan.
#Soraya Serajeddini, (1960-2006), Kurdish human rights activist, United States.
#Leyla Zana,(1961- ), Human-rights activist and the first Kurdish woman MP in Turkey. Winner of Sakharov Prize in 1995.
#Roya Toloui,(1966- ), Kurdish journalist and human rights activist, Iran.
#Nechervan Idris Barzani,(1966- ) Current Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraqi Kurdistan.
#Nalin Pekgul,(1967- ) Former member of Swedish Parliament.
#Widad Akrawi, (1969- ), Activist and Chair of "Defend International", Iraq/Denmark.
#Osman Baydemir,(1971- ) Current mayor of Diyarbakır, Turkey.
#Houzan Mahmoud, (1973- ) Women rights and anti-war activist, UK.
#Feleknas Uca,(1976- ) Yazidi-Kurd and MEP for the left German Party of Democratic Socialism (PDS).
#Idris Barzani, former prime minister of the Kurdish Autonomous Region
#Benazir Bhutto,(1953-2007), former prime minister of Pakistan
#Walid Jumblatt, leader of the Progressive Socialist Party of Lebanon and leader of the Druze community (of Kurdish ancestry).
#Ferho Derwich, chairman of Kurdish Institute Brussels
#Rowsch Shaways, Former vice president of Iraq in the interim government of 2004 and Parliament speaker in the KRG.

37. mala mohammad Amin Goezlangye, born in 1936 in northern iraq (choman). His politician since 1954 and worked in different position for Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP). at the moment working as a memeber of Dazgye Aylol in kurdistan region.

Others

#Firuz Shah Zarrin Kolah, Kurdish dignitary and a great ancestor of Safavids in Iran.
#Abdullah Öcalan, (1948-) former PKK leader
#Rizgar Mohammed Amin, (1958- ), Chief Judge of the Iraqi Special Tribunal setup to judge Saddam Hussein.
#Nusrat Bhutto, former first lady of Pakistan

References

[http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=NJr5JCwnwRM, Xatar]


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