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Oct 21 2010
1 Saladin (1138–1193), Founder of Ayyubid dynasty and the great Muslim leader who defeated crusaders in Battle of Hattin conquered Jerusalem. 6020
2 Jalal Talabani (born 1933), Iraqi Kurdish politician, current President of Iraq and secretary general of PUK. 783
3 Amira Casar (born 1971), France. 779
4 Ibn Taymiyyah (1263–1328), Islamic scholar, Harran, Turkey. 727
5 Ahmad ibn Fadlan 668
6 Zara, singer, Russia/Turkey 556
7 Abdul Basit 'Abd us-Samad (1927–1988), was a renowned Qari (reciter of the Qur-an), Egypt. 321
8 Burhan G, Kurdish-Danish singer, songwriter and producer 281
9 Massoud Barzani (born 1946), is the President of the Kurdistan Region in Iraq and leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party. 269
10 Leyla Zana (born 1961), human-rights activist and the first Kurdish woman MP in Turkey. 257
11 Ahmet Kaya (1957–2000), musician, Turkey 231
12 Nusrat Bhutto (born 1929), former first lady of Pakistan 193
13 Walid Jumblatt, leader of the Progressive Socialist Party of Lebanon and leader of the Druze community. 189
14 Bahman Ghobadi (born 1969), Iran. 186
15 Azad, singer, Germany. 179
16 Aslan Usoyan, Moscow-based crime boss 174
17 Ali ibn al-Athir (1160–1233), Kurdish/Islamic historian, born in Jazira (Cizîre) region. 152
18 Barham Salih (born 1960), Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq. Also a senior member of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan. 131
19 Ahmed Shawqi (1868–1932), was one of the finest Arabic Language poets and dramatists, Egypt. 127
20 Feleknas Uca (born 1976), Yazidi-Kurd and MEP for the left German Party of Democratic Socialism (PDS). 123
21 Shahram Nazeri, singer, Iran. 117
22 Mustafa Barzani (1903–1979), Kurdish leader and founder of KDP 102
23 Safi-ad-din Ardabili (1252–1334), eponym of the Safavid dynasty. 90
24 Nechervan Idris Barzani (born 1966), former Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraqi Kurdistan. 84
25 Ibrahim Ahmad (1914–2000), Kurdish writer, novelist and translator, Iraqi Kurdistan/England. 74
26 Murat Karayilan, acting leader of the PKK. 68
27 Nur Ali Elahi (1895–1974), Spiritual leader of the Ahl-e Haqq religion, Iran. 60
28 Edip Yuksel (born 1957), Kurdish/American writer and activist, UK/Turkey/USA. 58
29 Moshe Barazani (1928–1947), Kurdish Jew and a member of Lehi (The Freedom Fighters of Israel). 56
30 Osman Baydemir (born 1971), current mayor of Diyarbakır, Turkey. 55
31 Khana Qubadi (Xana Qubadî), (1700–1759), Kurdish poet, author of Şîrîn û Xesrew. 53
32 Asenath Barzani (1590–1670), The first Jewish woman Rabbi in history, Mosul, Iraq. 53
33 Malaye Jaziri (Melayê Cizîrî),(1570–1640), Kurdish poet and sufi 53
34 Simko Shikak (1887–1930), Kurdish politician. 51
35 Nadhim Zahawi, (born 1967), British Conservative politician and current MP for Stratford-on-Avon. 50
36 Daniel Ali (born 1959), convert to Christianity, scholar, theologian and author, USA. 50
37 Nali (1797–1869), Kurdish poet. 49
38 Nalin Pekgul (born 1967), former member of Swedish Parliament. 49
39 Roya Toloui (born 1966), Kurdish journalist and human rights activist, Iran. 48
40 Qazi Muhammad (1893–1947), President of the Kurdish Republic of Mahabad in 1946. 46
41 Ciwan Haco (born 1957), musician, singer and songwriter, Syria/Norway. 45
42 Adnan Karim (born 1963), singer, Kirkuk/Sulaimaniya, Iraq. 41
43 Sardasht Osman, (1987–2010) Journalist, Kurdistan - Iraq. 40
44 Chopy Fatah (born 1983), singer, Iraq / The Netherlands. 39
45 Ibn Khallikan (1211–1282), Muslim judge and author of a classic Arabic 35
46 Mehrdad Izady (born 1963), academic and historian, USA. 33
47 Abdulla Pashew (born 1946), contemporary Kurdish poet. 33
48 Sherefxan Bidlisi (1543–1599), historian and poet, author of Sharafnama in Persian. 32
49 Sherko Bekas (born 1940), Kurdish poet. 31
50 Zeynelabidin Zinar (born 1953), Kurdish writer, researcher and specialist in Kurdish folklore, Sweden. 31
51 Hejar (Abdurrahman Sharafkandi), (1920–1990), Kurdish poet, writer, translator and linguist, Iran. 29
52 Suwara Ilkhanizada (1937–1976), Kurdish poet, Iran. 28
53 Widad Akrawi (born 1969), activist and Chair of Defend International, Iraq/Denmark. 28
54 Mulla Effendi (1863 - December 31, 1942), Islamic philosopher, scholar, astronomer, politician, and a prominent Iraqi personality from Erbil, Iraq. 28
55 Yona Sabar (born 1938), Kurdish-Jewish scholar and linguist, USA. 26
56 Hemin Mukriyani (Hêmin Mukriyanî), (1921–1986), Kurdish journalist and poet, Iran. 25
57 Piramerd (1867–1950), Kurdish poet, writer, novelist and journalist, Iraqi Kurdistan. 25
58 Shero Rauf (born 1979), Iraq 25
59 Mehmed Uzun (1953–2007), writer and novelist, Turkey/Sweden. 25
60 Ahmad Hardi (1922–2006), Kurdish poet, Iraqi Kurdistan/UK. 24
61 Ali Akbar Moradi (born 1957), musician and composer, Iran. 24
62 Karim Hisami (1926–2001), Kurdish writer, Iran/Iraq/Sweden. 23
63 Mahabad Qaradaghi (born 1966), Kurdish writer, poet and translator, Sweden. 23
64 Hajj Nematollah (1871–1919), mystic and poet. 23
65 Abdul Rahman Ghassemlou (1930–1989), Kurdish politician, Iran. 23
66 Idris Barzani, (died 1987), former Prime Minister of the Kurdish Autonomous Region 22
67 Sebahat Tuncel (born 1975), Member of the Turkish National Assembly, Turkey. 21
68 Jamil Rostami (born 1971), Iran. 21
69 Latif Rashid (born 1944), Kurdish Politician, Iraqi Minister of Water. 21
70 Dlawer Ala'Aldeen (born 1960), Kurdish academic, physician, lobbyist, political writer, UK. 21
71 Nazand Begikhani (born 1964), Kurdish writer, poet and researcher, UK. 21
72 Mahmoud Othman (born 1938), Founder and former Secretary General of the Kurdish Socialist Party. Now a member of parliament. 21
73 Faqi Tayran (Feqîyê Teyran), (1590–1660), poet, author of Sheik San'an and Battle of DimDim. 20
74 Dildar, (Yonis Reuf), (1917–1948), Kurdish poet, Iraq 20
75 Jamal Nebez (born 1933), writer, linguist and researcher, Germany. 20
76 Osman Sabri (1905–1993), Kurdish poet, writer and journalist, Turkey/Syria. 20
77 Mahwi (1830–1906), Kurdish poet and sufi. 20
78 Jaladat Ali Badirkhan (Celadet Alî Bedirxan), (1893–1951), linguist, journalist and politician, founder of the Latin-based Kurdish alphabet. 20
79 Shahab Sheikh Nuri (1932–1976), founder of the Komalay Ranjdaran Party. 19
80 Latif Halmat (born 1947), Kurdish poet, Iraqi Kurdistan. 19
81 Herro Mustafa (born 1973), diplomat, Senior Advisor on the Middle East to Vice President Biden, US. 19
82 Abdulla Goran (1904–1962), Kurdish poet. 19
83 Hiner Saleem (born 1964), France. 19
84 Qanate Kurdo (1909–1985), Kurdish writer, linguist and academic, Russia. 19
85 Ali Hariri (1425–1495), Kurdish poet. 17
86 Dilshad Said (born 1958), musician and composer, Austria. 17
87 Osman Hajy Marouf, (born 1954), politician, writer, Secretary of the Central committee of the Worker-communist Party of Kurdistan. 17
88 Rowsch Shaways, former vice president of Iraq in the interim government of 2004 and Parliament speaker in the KRG. 17
89 Houzan Mahmoud (born 1973), women rights and anti-war activist, UK. 16
90 Rizgar Mohammed Amin (born 1958), Chief Judge of the Iraqi Special Tribunal setup to judge Saddam Hussein. 16
91 Khalil Rashow (born 1952), Kurdish writer and academic, Germany. 16
92 Arab Shamilov (Erebê Şemo) (1897–1978), Kurdish writer and novelist, Armenia. 16
93 Rojhan Beken (born 1974), singer and composer of Rock music, Turkey. 15
94 Choman Hardi (born 1974), Kurdish poet, researcher and painter, UK. 15
95 Gani Mirzo (born 1968), musician, Syria/Spain. 15
96 Mawlawi Tawagozi (1806–1882), Kurdish poet and sufi. 15
97 Qale Mere, traditional musician, Iran/Iraq. 14
98 Leyla Qasim (1952–1974), Kurdish politician and Peshmerga. 14
99 Wafaei (1844–1902), Kurdish poet, Iran. 14
100 Jalal Barzanji (born 1953), writer, poet and journalist, Canada. 14
101 Merziye Feriqi (1958–2005), singer, Iran/Sweden. 14
102 Hisham Zaman (born 1974), Iraq. 13
103 Rauf Hassan (born 1945), Kurdish writer and journalist, Iraqi Kurdistan. 13
104 Taufiq Wahby (1891–1984), writer and linguist, Iraq. 13
105 Ahmade Bate (Ehmedê Batê), (1417–1491), Kurdish poet and Muslim cleric, Hakkari region. 13
106 Haji Qadir Koyi (1817–1897), Kurdish poet. 12
107 Edeb (1860–1918), Kurdish poet, Iran 12
108 Maruf Khaznadar (born 1930), academic and researcher, Iraqi Kurdistan. 12
109 Rojen Barnas (born 1945), Kurdish poet and writer, Sweden. 12
110 Al-Shahrazuri, 13th century physician and philosopher. 12
111 Rafiq Sabir (born 1950), Kurdish poet, Sweden. 11
112 Husein Muhammed (born 1980), Kurdish writer, editor of the Kovara Mehname, translator 11
113 Farhad Pirbal (born 1961), Kurdish writer and academic, Iraqi Kurdistan. 11
114 Hashim Ahmadzadeh (born 1961), Kurdish writer, translator and academician, UK. 10
115 Saad Eskander (born 1962), academic and researcher, director of the Iraq National Library and Archive, Iraq/UK. 10
116 Amir Hassanpour (born 1943), Kurdish scholar and researcher, Canada. 10
117 Mustafa Aydogan (born 1957), Writer, novelist and translator, Sweden. 10
118 Ata Nahai (born 1960), writer and novelist, Iran. 10
119 Mahmud Bayazidi (1797–1859), Kurdish writer, translator and historian. 9
120 Muhamad Salih Dilan (1927–1990), One of the founders of modern Kurdish poetry. 9
121 Tara Jaff (born 1958), musician and singer, UK. 9
122 Khalil Duhoki (born 1951), Kurdish writer, poet, Sweden. 9
123 Shamil Asgarov (1928–2005), poet, researcher on the history and culture of the Kurds in Azerbaijan, translator. 9
124 Soraya Serajeddini (1960–2006), Kurdish human rights activist, United States. 8
125 Farhad Shakely (born 1951), poet, writer and academic, Sweden. 8
126 Derwich Ferho, chairman of Kurdish Institute Brussels 8
127 Cankurd (born 1948), Kurdish writer and poet, Germany. 8
128 Jalal Dabagh (born 1939), Kurdish writer and journalist, Sweden. 8
129 Zaradachet Hajo (born 1950), Kurdish linguist and academic, Head of the Kurdish PEN, Germany. 8
130 Kajal Ahmad (born 1967), Kurdish poet, writer and journalist, Iraqi Kurdistan. 8
131 Yekta Uzunoglu (born 1953), Kurdish writer, translator and entrepreneur, Czech Republic/Germany. 8
132 Nadir Nadirov (born 1932), Vice president of Engineering Academy and Member of Academy of Sciences, Kazakhstan. 8
133 Mustafa Hijri (born 1945), Secretary General of Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI). 7
134 Mahmud Baksi (1944–2001), Kurdish writer and journalist, Sweden. 7
135 Ali Merdan (1904–1981), singer, Iraq. 7
136 Tahir Tewfiq (1922–1987), musician and singer, Iraq. 7
137 Najiba Ahmad (born 1954), Kurdish writer and poet, Iraq/Iran. 7
138 Selim Sadak (born 1954), Kurdish politician, MP in Turkey and Mayor of Şırnak. 7
139 Abbas Vali (born 1950), political scientist, UK/Iraqi Kurdistan. 7
140 Fawaz Hussain (born 1953), writer and translator, France. 7
141 Muhamed Amin Zaki (1880–1948), writer, historian and politician, Iraqi Kurdistan. 7
142 Alaaddin Sajadi (1907–1984), Kurdish writer, poet and academic, Iraqi Kurdistan. 7
143 Karapete Xaco (1902–2005), musician and dengbêj, Armenia. 7
144 Ahmad Moftizadeh (1933–1993) Sunni Islamic Kurdish leader in Iran. 6
145 Ali Taramakhi (Elî Teremaxî), (16th century), linguist and writer. 6
146 Rafiq Hilmi (1898–1960), Kurdish writer, literary analyst and politician, Iraq. 6
147 Jaban Sahabi, (6/7th AD), companion of Muhammad. 6
148 Nuri Barzinji (1896–1958), poet, Iraqi Kurdistan. 6
149 Shaikh Mahmood Barzenji (1878–1956), First King of Kurdistan and leader of the Kurdish nationalist movement in Iraq. 5
150 Azad Zal (born 1972), Kurdish poet, writer, journalist, translator and linguist, Kurdistan. 5
151 Turgut Özal (1927–1993), former Prime Minister and the 8th President of Turkey. < 5
152 Aynur Doğan (born 1975), singer, Turkey. < 5
153 Serdar Roşan (born 1959), writer, poet and translator, Sweden. < 5
154 Tosinê Reşîd (born 1941), Kurdish writer, Armenia/Australia. < 5
155 Hecîyê Cindî (1908–1990), Kurdish writer, linguist and researcher, Armenia. < 5
156 Nurettin Demirtaş (born 1971), member of the DTP and MP in Turkey. < 5
157 Perwîz Cîhanî (born 1955), Kurdish writer, poet and novelist, Switzerland. < 5
158 Ahmet Türk (born 1942), Chairman of the Democratic Society Party in Turkey < 5
159 Firuz Shah Zarrin Kolah, Kurdish dignitary and an ancestor of Safavids in Iran. < 5
160 Nizamettin Arıç (born 1956), singer, composer and director, Turkey/Germany. < 5
161 Said Nursi (1876–1960), Kurdish Islamic thinker, Turkey. < 5
162 İsmet İnönü, N. Pope, H. Pope, Turkey Unveiled: A History of Modern Turkey, Overlook Press, 1998 < 5
163 Abu al-Fida, 13-14th century historian and geographer. < 5
164 Nawshirwan Mustafa (born 1944), politician, writer and diarist. Former Deputy Secretary General of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan. Leader of the "Gorran" 'Change' movement. Chairman of the "Wusha" corporation. < 5
165 Zarîfe Xatun wife of the Alisher Efendi, Kurdish soldier and guerilla, Turkey--> < 5
166 Helîm Yusiv (born 1967), Kurdish writer, Germany. < 5
167 Mamle (1925–1999), musician and singer, Iran. < 5
168 Ahmad Khani (Ehmedê Xanî), (1651–1707), Kurdish poet and a Muslim scholar, author of Mem û Zîn. < 5
169 Behzad Khoshhali (born 1972), Kurdish writer, translator, journalist and academician < 5
170 Hadhrat Mawl-n- Kh-lid-i Baghd-dî (1779–1827), founder of a significant branch of the Naqshbandi Sufi order - named Khalidiyya after him < 5
171 Qedrîcan (1911–1972), Kurdish poet and writer, Turkey/Syria. < 5
172 Mehmed Emin Bozarslan (born 1935), Kurdish writer, Sweden. < 5
173 Keça Kurd (born 1948), poet, writer and linguist, Germany. < 5
174 Firat Cewerî (born 1959), Kurdish writer, translator and journalist, Sweden. < 5
175 Emînê Evdal (1906–1964), Kurdish writer and linguist, Armenia. < 5
176 Evdile Koçer (born 1977), Kurdish writer, Germany. < 5
177 Reşo Zîlan (born 1947), Kurdish writer, translator and linguist, Sweden. < 5
178 Hesenê Metê (born 1957), Kurdish writer, novelist and translator, Sweden. < 5
179 Têmûrê Xelîl (born 1949), translator and journalist, Sweden. < 5
180 Salar Medhat Khider Bexaw, Kurdish linguist, poet, writer, UK < 5
181 Abdul Karim Qassim (1958–1963), first President of Iraq. < 5

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