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Verdiyeva Zemfira Nadir gizi
Corresponding member of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences Zemfira Nadir gizi Verdiyeva was born on November 19, 1935 in Tbilisi. In that same year, she and his family moved to Baku. In 1943-1945, he studied at secondary school # 189. In 1953 he entered the Azerbaijan State Pedagogical Languages Institute (English-French Faculty) and in 1957 graduated with honors. From 1957 to 1995, she worked as a laboratory assistant, pedagogical experience manager, teacher, chief of the department at the Azerbaijan State Pedagogical Institute, from 1973 to 1995.

In 1965, she defended PhD thesis, and in 1968 he received the title of associate professor. In 1971, she defended doctoral dissertation, and in 1972 awarded the title of professor. In 1989 she was elected as a corresponding member of Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences.

The scientist has published more than 190 books, monographs and textbooks in Azerbaijan and abroad. About 372 articles have been published on his scientific-pedagogical activity.

Z.Verdiyeva was a member of the Azerbaijani parliament in 1990-1995. Since 1989 she has been the chairman of the Azerbaijan Women's Society and has contacted 63 women's societies throughout the world. She was a member of the Defense Council at Azerbaijan University of Languages and Candidate and Doctoral dissertations.

She was awarded the Order of “Glory” in Azerbaijan, in 1998 she declared “Women of the year” and the Woman of the Century in 2000 in the United States. In addition, she received the awards of the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, South Korea and etc.She was awarded the "Peaceful Ambassador" diploma by the UN Peacebuilding Fund.

Z.Verdieva's biography was included in the 1998 to “International Bibliography” Manual in New York (USA). She also entered to the Azerbaijan Encyclopedia as the first female doctor on foreign languages.

Corresponding member of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences Zemfira Verdiyeva died in Baku in 2010.