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Sulayman Hayyim – Iranian Jew often called “Iran’s Father of the bilingual dictionary”

Sulayman Hayyim (Persian: سلیمان حییم) (ca. 1887 in Tehran, Iran – February 14, 1970 in Tehran), was an Iranian lexicographer, translator, playwright and essayist, often called “Iran’s Father of the bilingual dictionary. Haïm was born into an Iranian Jewish family … Continue reading

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Christian Composer and Coductor Loris Tjeknavorian – one of the most celebrated cultural figures in Iran

Loris Tjeknavorian (also spelled Cheknavarian, Armenian: Լորիս Ճգնավորյան; Persian: لوریس چکناواریان‎, born 13 October 1937) is an Iranian Armenian composer and conductor. He is one of the most celebrated cultural figures in Armenia and Iran. … As a composer Tjeknavorian … Continue reading

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Varand Armenian-Iranian poet and Professor of Armenian literature in Tehran

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Varand (also known as Soukias Hacob Koorkchian (Persian: سوکیاس هاکوب کورکجیان‎ Armenian: Վարանդ Քիւրքչեան) born March 10, 1954, Tehran is an Iranian poet, playwright, lyricist, author, translator and painter of Armenian descent. He has…

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First Baluchi Sunni woman elected mayor in Iran

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It is a significant step which local experts believe that can inspire Baluchi women to work for more rights and break boundaries that have been created by both the state and society. … Samiyeh Balochzehi, 26, who…

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Ali Javan (Persian: علی جوان‎ – ‘Ali Javān, Azerbaijani: ) Iranian American physicist and inventor at MIT ranked no. 12 in “Top 100 Living Geniuses”

Ali Javan (Persian: علی جوان‎ – ‘Ali Javān, Azerbaijani: ) is an Iranian American physicist and inventor at MIT. His main contributions to science have been in the fields of quantum physics and spectroscopy. He co-invented the gas laser in 1960, … Continue reading

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Vartan Gregorian – former president of the Brown University and philanthropist

Vartan Gregorian (Armenian: Persian: وارتان گرگوریان‎, born April 8, 1934) is an Irani-born Armenian-American academic, serving as the president of Carnegie Corporation of New York After receiving his dual PhD in history and humanities from Stanford University in 1964, Gregorian … Continue reading

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Alenush Terian “Mother of Modern Iranian Astronomy”

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“Mother of Modern Iranian Astronomy”She was born in 1920 to an Armenian family in Tehran, Iran. After graduating in 1947 from the Science Department of the University of Tehran, she began her career in the physics laboratory…

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