Khurshidbanu Natavan

About Khurshidbanu Natavan

Who is it?: Poet
Birth Day: August 18, 1832
Birth Place: Shusha, Azerbaijani

Khurshidbanu Natavan

Khurshidbanu Natavan was born on August 18, 2006 in Shusha, Azerbaijani, is Poet. Khurshidbanu Natavan was a distinguished Azerbaijani poetess, who grew popular through her relationship-themed ghazals and ruba’yat. As the only heir of Karabakh ruling family, founded by her great grandfather, she was fondly known as the ‘daughter of the khan’ by the general public. Even though she took over the Karabakh Empire at a young age of 13 after her father’s death, she successfully established her literary career apart from managing responsibilities of developing her city, Shusha, and improving its social well-being. She composed her poems in Persian and Azerbaijani, in the form of lyrical ghazals, which is common in Persian, Arabic and Urdu poetry. Her poems were characterized by love, friendship, humanity and compassion. She, however, switched to soulful themes, like grief, misery and pain, and took over the nom de plume, Natavan, after her son’s death. Besides poetry, she was exceptionally good at pencil sketching and attractive embroidery as well. Her landscape sketches were the first-of-a-kind in European style in Azerbaijani art, which perfectly combined the concepts of the Western and Oriental art forms. Some of her known poems are ‘To My Son, Abbas’, ‘Lilac’, ‘Beloved, how could you break the oath to me you swore?’, and ‘Time has plunged me into an ocean of pain and woe…’
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When Khurshidbanu Natavan die, Khurshidbanu Natavan was 65 years old.

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Occupation Writers
Age 65 years old
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Born August 18, 1832 (Shusha, Azerbaijani)
Birthday August 18
Town/City Shusha, Azerbaijani
Nationality Azerbaijani

🌙 Zodiac

Khurshidbanu Natavan’s zodiac sign is Virgo. According to astrologers, Virgos are always paying attention to the smallest details and their deep sense of humanity makes them one of the most careful signs of the zodiac. Their methodical approach to life ensures that nothing is left to chance, and although they are often tender, their heart might be closed for the outer world. This is a sign often misunderstood, not because they lack the ability to express, but because they won’t accept their feelings as valid, true, or even relevant when opposed to reason. The symbolism behind the name speaks well of their nature, born with a feeling they are experiencing everything for the first time.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Khurshidbanu Natavan was born in the Year of the Dragon. A powerful sign, those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dragon are energetic and warm-hearted, charismatic, lucky at love and egotistic. They’re natural born leaders, good at giving orders and doing what’s necessary to remain on top. Compatible with Monkey and Rat.

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Natavan was born on August 6, 1832 in Shusha, a town in present-day Nagorno-Karabakh. Being the only child in the family and descending from Panah Ali Khan, she was the only heir of the Karabakh khan, known to general public as the "daughter of the khan" (Azerbaijani: xan qızı). Her name Khurshid Banu (خورشیدبانو) is from Persian and means "Lady Sun". Her nom de plume Natavan (ناتوان) is also from Persian and means powerless.


Natavan also did a lot for the development and popularization of the famous breed of Karabakh horses. Karabakh horses from Natavan's stud were known as the best in Azerbaijan. In an international show in Paris in 1867 a Karabakh horse named Khan from Natavan's stud received a silver medal. In a second All-Russian exhibition in 1869 the Karabakh horse named Meymun won a silver medal, another stallion, Tokmak, won a bronze medal, while the third, Alyetmez, received a certificate and was made a Producer stallion in Russian Imperial stud.


After her father's death, Natavan was closely engaged in philanthropy, promoting the social and cultural development of Karabakh. Among her famous deeds was a water main that was first laid down in Shusha in 1883, thus solving the water Problem of the townsfolk. The local Russian "Kavkaz" newspaper wrote at the time: "Khurshud Banu-Begum left an eternal mark in the memories of the Shushavians and her glory will pass on from generation to generation". The springs built by Natavan from famous Shusha white stones were called by the townsfolks "Natavan springs" and were also considered historical monuments under protection.


Natavan died in 1897 in Shusha. As a sign of respect, people carried her coffin on their shoulders all the way from Shusha to Agdam, some 30 km north-east, where she was buried in a family vault.


During the Nagorno-Karabakh War in 1992, Natavan's residence in Shusha was damaged.

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