|Died||October 31, 2007 78) (aged|
|Alma mater||Azerbaijan State University, Moscow State University|
|Known for||extensive work on the history of |
Karabakh and Nakhchivan
|Fields||pre-historic Azerbaijan, history of Azerbaijan, |
specifically its Karabakh and Nakhchivan regions
|Institutions||Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences|
Tofig Gasym oghlu Kocharli (Azerbaijani : Tofiq Qasım oğlu Köçərli; Russian : Тофиг Гасым оглы Кочарли; February 11, 1929 – October 31, 2007) was a Soviet and Azerbaijani historian, former deputy to Supreme Soviet of Azerbaijan SSR, member of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, most prominently for his work on the histories of Azerbaijani regions of Karabakh and Nakhchivan.
Tofig Kocharli was born on February 11, 1929, in İsalı village of Gadabay District, Azerbaijan SSR. After finishing secondary school, he entered Azerbaijan State University in 1945. While in university, due to good grades, Kocharli skipped his 2nd year right to the 3rd year, and graduated with Bachelor's degree in History in 1950. In 1951-1952, he finished his doctoral studies receiving Ph.D. in History from Moscow State University within a year and a half. At age 36, he was the youngest PhD in Azerbaijan SSR.In 1950-1951, Kocharli worked as a teacher in Quba Pedagogical Institute, in 1952-1953 as the dean in Aghdam Pedagogical Institute, in 1953-1956 as a professor and docent in Ganja Pedagogical University.
From 1957 until 1965, he was the senior scientific researcher at Communist Party History Institute under Azerbaijan Central Committee of the Communist Party. In 1965, he was appointed dean of Baku Higher Party School and in June 1972 - its rector. In 1990-1991, he worked as the senior lecturer at the same school.Since 1981, Kocharli was a correspondent member and from 1989, permanent member of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences. In 1993-2001, he served as the scientific researcher of Social Political Research Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan and from 2002 until his death in 2007 he was the senior scientific researcher of the Archeology and Ethnography Institute of the academy. Kocharli has extensively researched issues related to the history of Azerbaijan and published many books, monographs, over 120 scientific articles on the subject. Four of his books were published abroad. Among his contributions is research on Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, Karabakh and Nakhchivan. He served as deputy to Supreme Soviet of Azerbaijan SSR and was a member of Azerbaijan National Council in 1992. He was also a member of Azerbaijan parliamentary commission for investigation of Black January massacre. He has been awarded with Order of the Red Banner of Labour and many other medals and orders of the Soviet Union and Azerbaijan.
In 2009 a book "Ruhla söhbət" (in Russian, translated "Open Conversation") was written by Professor Rafig Aliyev about the life and contributions of Tofig Kocharli. Most of the information was from his memoirs and his daughter Irada Kocharli.He left behind 6 children and 12 grandchildren.
Qarabağ Futbol Klubu, commonly known as Qarabağ is an Azerbaijani professional football club, based in Baku, that competes in the Azerbaijan Premier League, the top flight of Azerbaijani football. The club originates from Aghdam but has not played in its hometown since 1993 due to the First Nagorno-Karabakh War. The club is now based in the capital city of Baku. Qarabağ plays its matches at the Azersun Arena and Tofiq Bahramov Stadium in Baku, which also serves as the venue for Azerbaijan national team matches.
Firidun bey Ahmad bey oglu Kocharli or Kocharlinski was a prominent Azerbaijani writer, philologist, and literary critic.
Tofig Alakbar oglu Guliyev was a Soviet and Azerbaijani composer, pianist, and conductor.
Tofig Nadir oglu Zulfugarov also spelled as Tofiq Zulfuqarov, is a politician from Azerbaijan. He was Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan under Heydar Aliyev from March 1998 until October 1999 when he was replaced by Vilayat Guliyev.
Tofig Gasimov Masim oglu was an Azerbaijani politician and diplomat.
Ramiz Anvar oghlu Mehdiyev is an Azerbaijani politician and academician who served as the Head of the Presidential Administration of Azerbaijan from 1994 to 2019 and the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan between 2019 and 2022.
Zulfi Hajiyev Saleh oglu was Member of Azerbaijani Parliament and Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan until his death on 20 November 1991.
Tofig Huseynov was an Azerbaijani soldier and National Hero of Azerbaijan, He commanded the Khojaly Self-Defence Battalion.
Tahir Tofiq oglu Hasanov was an Azerbaijani soldier who was posthumously awarded the title National Hero of Azerbaijan for his service during the First Nagorno-Karabakh War.
Aliovsat Najafgulu oglu Guliyev was an Azerbaijani historian. Amongst his many accreditations, he was a holder of a PhD in history, a corresponding member of the National Academy of Sciences, head of the Institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan SSR and an honored member of the Czechoslovakia-USSR Friendship Society.
Tofig Muhammad oglu Huseynzade also spelled as Tofiq Huseynzade was a philologist, folklorist, journalist and poet of Azerbaijan. He was a member of the Union of Journalists of the USSR (1987).
Tofig Rashid oghlu Yagublu, is an Azerbaijani politician, journalist, former deputy chairman of the Musavat Party (2010–2018), and a member of the coordinating center of the National Council of Democratic Forces (NCDF).
Karim Tofig oglu Valiyev is an Azerbaijani military officer, serving as the colonel general in the Azerbaijani Armed Forces. He is the Chief of the General Staff of Azerbaijani Armed Forces and the First Deputy Minister of Defence of Azerbaijan. He had served as the head of the Main Department for Personnel of the Ministry of Defence of Azerbaijan on 23 July 2021. Valiyev had taken part in the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War.
Abdul Vahab Rahim oglu Salamzadeh, was a Soviet-Azerbaijani art critic, architect, doctor of art history, and academician. He had served as the deputy director of the Institute of Architecture and Art of the Academy of Sciences of the Azerbaijani SSR, and head of the department of history and theory of architecture in the same institute, and received the title of Honoured Builder of the Azerbaijani SSR.
Huseyn Hummat oghlu Najafov was an Azerbaijani party and state figure, First Secretary of the Nakhchivan Regional Committee of the Communist Party of the Azerbaijan (1940–1948), Minister of Forestry and Wood Processing Industry of the Azerbaijan SSR.
Bakhshi Galandarli was an Azerbaijani theatrical figure, actor and director. He was an Honored Art Worker of the Armenian and Azerbaijan SSRs.
Tofig Shamil oghlu Safaraliyev was an Azerbaijani statesman, Minister of Industrial Construction of the Azerbaijan SSR (1979–1983), Deputy of the 10th convocation of the Supreme Soviet of the Azerbaijan SSR.
Ahmed Rajabli was an Azerbaijani and Soviet agronomist, geneticist, pedagogue, professor, Republic student and member of the VASKhNIL. He devoted his life to the study of fruit and cereal crops available in Azerbaijan.
Tofig Jahangir oglu Ahmadov was an Azerbaijani politician and engineer who served as the Minister of Rural Construction of the Azerbaijan SSR (1966–1971) and chairman of the State Committee for Construction and Architectural Affairs of the Azerbaijan SSR (1960–1962).
Tofig Mahmud oghlu Mehdiyev was an Azerbaijani poet, writer, translator, publicist, member of the Union of Azerbaijani Writers since 1958, laureate of the Lenin Komsomol Prize of the Azerbaijan SSR (1984).