Manouchehr Sotoudeh


Manouchehr Sotoudeh (19 July 1913 – 8 April 2016) was an Iranian geographer and scholar of Persian literature who was famously known for his studies on Iranian languages and ethnic groups. Sotudeh earned his Ph.D. from the University of Tehran after studying Persian language and literature.

He wrote 60 books and nearly 300 articles. He was the first Iranian who published the first dialectal dictionary. He was also a professor at the University of Tehran.

One of the master’s most notable works is From Astara to Astarabad, which explores the fascinating blend of the history of the northern portion of Iran. His other contributions include editing the volumes on the history of Gilan and creating the Gilaki, Semnani, and Kermani dictionaries.

Professor Manouchehr Sotoudeh died at the age of 103 in April 2016.


  • Birthday: July 19, 1913
  • Death: April 8, 2016
  • Birthplace: Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Geographer and Scholar of Persian Literature

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