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Aydin Balayev
Born (1956-11-19)19 November 1956
Died 8 December 2021(2021-12-08) (aged 65)
Alma mater Azerbaijan State University,
Moscow State University
Occupation Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, Ethnography in Caucasus
Notable work
  • Azerbaijani National Democratic Movement,
  • Mammad Emin Rasulzade (1884-1955),
  • History of the American People,
  • March 1918: A Defining Moment For Azerbaijan

Aydin Balayev Huseynaga oglu (Azerbaijani: Aydın Balayev Hüseynağa oğlu; 19 November 1956 – 8 December 2021) was an Azerbaijani historian, ethnologist, and professor.


Balayev was born on 19 November 1956, in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan SSR. In 1980, he graduated cum laude from the Department of History of Azerbaijan State University and in 1982 he started working at the Archeology and Ethnography Institute of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences. In 1983-1985, Balayev was a researcher at the Ethnography Department of the Moscow State University. From 1985 he continued his doctoral studies at the Ethnography Institute of USSR Academy of Sciences in Moscow, graduating with a PhD in History in 1988.

In 2001, while in Baku, he defended another dissertation on the Azerbaijani Independence Movement in 1917-1918. He currently serves as the Program Chair at the Center for National and International Studied and is a member of Academy of National Sciences of Azerbaijan.

Balayev died on 8 December 2021, at the age of 65.

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