Sona Ibrahim gizi Velikhan (June 19, 1883, Kharkov – April 4, 1982) is an Azerbaijani Soviet ophthalmologist, doctor of medical sciences, professor, Honored Scientist of the Azerbaijan SSR (1942). The first Azerbaijani woman who received a medical doctor’s diploma. Played a big role in the
Shovket Hasan qizi Mamedova (April 18, 1897, Tiflis – June 8, 1981, Baku) – the first Azerbaijani opera singer (lyric-coloratura soprano), teacher, musician. People’s Artist of the USSR (1938).
Khadija Khanim Alibekova, one of the first women- enlighters and educators. In 1911 she became the editor of the first female newspaper “Ishik” (“Light”) in the Muslim East. The newspaper was published at the expense of the well-known philanthropist Haji Zeynalabdin Tagiyev.
Govhar khanum Gaibova is the daughter of the Caucasian mufti, poet and educator Mirza Mohammed Gaibzade. She graduated from the Tiflis Institute of Noble Maidens with a gold medal, taught at the Tiflis and Baku women’s schools, and educated illiterate women. The wife of General
Gevkhar Ahmad qizi Gaziyeva (1887, Tiflis – 1960, Iranian Azerbaijan) – the first professional Azerbaijani actress (her first role was played in 1906). Performed under the pseudonym Geyarcin ( Dove).
Hamid-khanum Ahmad bey qizi Mamedkulizadeh (nee Javanshir) is one of the first Azerbaijani educators, public figure, the wife of writer and publicist Jalil Mammadguluzadeh.
Nigar Huseyn Efendi gizi Shikhlinskaya (October 10, 1871 or March 21, 1878, Tiflis – August 15, 1931, Baku) – the first Azerbaijani sister of Mercy, chairwoman of the Hospital of the Ladies’ Committee of the officer’s artillery school at the Red Cross in World War