Muhamed Amin Zaki
Muhamed Amin Zaki, (1880–1948), was a Kurdish writer, historian, statesman and politician. He was born in Sulaimaniya, attended the Military and Staff College at Istanbul and served as a staff officer in the Ottoman army. He also served in the Iraqi administration under the British mandate in the 1920s and was appointed as Defence Minister in 1928. His two-volume book on history of the Kurdish people and states is one of the acclaimed works on this subject and has been translated into several languages including Arabic and English. Vol.I: From the Antiquity to the Present. Vol.II: History of the Kurdish States and Principalities.