Leyla Zana, is a Kurdish politician, who was imprisoned for 10 years for her political activism, which was deemed by the Turkish courts to be against the unity of the country. She is an active mayor now in Turkey for BDP.
Abdullah Öcalan is one of the founding members of militant organization Kurdistan Workers' Party in 1978 in Turkey "P.K.K". He is not a warrior. He has supported peace at all times. One of the biggest leader in the world.
Masoud Barzani is the President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region and the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party. Barzani was born in Mahabad, Iran, during the rule of the Republic of Mahabad. He has five sons and three daughters.
Sakine Cansız (1958 - 2013) was one of the co-founders of the Kurdistan Workers' Party. A Kurdish activist in the 1980s, she was arrested and tortured by Turkish police. A close associate of Abdullah Öcalan and a senior member of the PKK, she was shot dead in Paris, France, on 9 January 2013, with two other female Kurdish activists, Fidan Dogan and Leyla Sölemez.
Jalal Talabani is the sixth and current President of Iraq, a leading Kurdish politician. He is the first non-Arab president of Iraq, although Abdul Karim Qasim was of partial Kurdish heritage.
Leyla Qasim (1952 in Xaneqîn - May 12, 1974 in Baghdad) was a Kurdish activist against the Iraqi Ba'ath regime who was executed in Baghdad. She is known as a national martyr among the Kurds.
Margaret George Shello born in 1941, was an Assyrian Kurd female fighter who joined the Kurdish guerrillas in their fight against the Iraqi governments in the 1960s.
Ebdulrehman Qasimlo (1930 – 1989) was a Kurdish political leader. Ghassemlou was the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (KDPI) from 1973 to 1989, when he was killed by individuals thought to be agents of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Qari ‘Abdul-Basit ‘Abdus-Samad, was a renowned Qari. As such, many modern reciters try to imitate his style. Qari to have won three world Qira'at competitions in the early 1970s. His root is Kurdish, and his father is a known kurdish.
Cigerxwîn or Cegerxwîn was a renowned Kurdish polymath, and nationalist. He is known to be one of the most influential Kurdish writers and poets in the Kurdistan region of the Middle East.
Mustafa Barzani (1903 - 1979) also known as Mullah Mustafa was a Kurdish nationalist leader, and the most prominent political figure in modern Kurdish politics.
Qazi Muhammad (1893 - 1947) was a Kurdish leader and the Head of the Republic of Kurdistan, the second modern Kurdish state in the Middle East.
Sheikh Mahmud Barzanji (1878 - 1956) or Mahmud Barzinji was the leader of a series of Kurdish uprisings against the British Mandate of Iraq.
Bediuzzaman Said Nurs-i
Bediüzzaman Said Nursî (1878 - 1960), commonly known as Bediüzzaman, which means "The Wonder of the Age" was a Sunni Muslim theologian who wrote the Risale-i Nur Collection, a body of Qur'anic commentary exceeding six thousand pages.
Sheikh Said (1865 - 1925) of Palu or Piran was a Zazaish sheikh of the Naqshbandi Sufi order and one of the leader of Zazaish nationalists' rebellion, known for the Sheikh Said Rebellion.
Seyid Riza, was born in 1863 in Lirtik, a village in Dersim. His father's name was Seyid Ibrahim from the Hesenan tribe. He died in 1937 in Elaziz.
Karim Khan Zand (1705 - 1779), also known as Mohammad Karim, was the founder of the Zand Dynasty. He ruled all of Iran except for Khorasan, he also ruled over some Caucasian lands and occupied Basra for some years.
Ahmad Xani (1650 - 1707), Ahmad-i Khani or Ehmede Xani was a Kurdish writer, poet, Sunni Muslim cleric, and philosopher. He was born amongst the Khani's tribe in Hakkari province in present-day Turkey. He moved to Bayezid in Ritkan province and settled there.
Ṣalāḥ ad-Dīn Yūsuf ibn Ayyūb (1138 - 1193), better known in the Western world as Saladin, was the first Sultan of Egypt and Syria and the founder of the Ayyubid dynasty.
Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani (1077 - 1166), Al-Sayyid Muhiyudin Abu Muhammad Abdal Qadir Al-Jilani Al-Hasani Wal-Hussaini, was an influential Islamic Sufi religious figure, teacher, preacher and writer.
Caban Al Kurdi
Born around 620s in Urfa. He met with Prophet Mohammad (asm), and carried some hadith from him. He was the first governor in Bazen. He died around 690s.