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Notable and Famous People from Uzbekistan

Notable and Famous People in Uzbekistan

Famous People Born in Uzbekistan, Famous Uzbeks, Great Uzbek People, Prominent People from Uzbekistan

  • Abdulla Oripov (born March 21, 1941), Uzbek poet, politician, literary translator, and former head of the Writers' Union of Uzbekistan
  • Abu Raihan al-Beruni (973-1048), one of the greatest scholars of the medieval Islamic era and was well versed in physics, mathematics, astronomy, and natural science
  • Alisher Usmanov (born 1953), Uzbek-born Russian business magnate
  • Amir Temur (1336-1405), historically known as Tamerlane, was a Turco-Mongol conqueror and the founder of the Timurid Empire in Persia and Central Asia. He was also the first ruler in the Timurid dynasty
  • Erkin Vohidov (1936-2016), Uzbek poet, playwright, and literary translator
  • Hamza Hakimzade Niyazi (1889-1929) author, composer, playwright, poet, and political activist
  • Islam Karimov (1938-2016), the first President of Uzbekistan
  • Mirzo Ulugbek, ruler, (1394-1449), astronomer, mathematician, sultan
  • Ruslan Chagaev (born 1978), professional boxer, the current WBA (Regular) heavyweight champion
  • Rustam Kasimdzhanov (born 1979), Uzbekistan chess Grandmaster and former FIDE World Champion
  • Zahiriddin Muhammad Bobur, (1483-1530), ruler, poet 
  • Zulfiya (1915–1996), Uzbek writer
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