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One of the persons who played an exceptional role in the history of modernization of Iran in the XX-century is Seyyed Hasan Taghizadeh. This figure experienced in such an historical condition had a wide range of political, social and scientific activity, and throughout all his life defended the liberal principles. Started his political activity as a member of the first Iranian parliament Seyyed Hasan Taghizadeh, unlike his predecessors for the first time making an important step in the modernization system of Iran had played a key role in the creation of new political party- the Democratic Party of Iran. The relatively radical and secular position of the Democratic Party of Iran founded by him and of the Democratic faction in the Iran's Assembly was the result of Seyyed Hasan Taghizadeh’s activity. Rose to the liberal level in his political outlook Seyyed Hasan Taghizadeh made statement in Iran's conservative-clerical environment with the idea of separation of religion from politics, and emphasized that the XX century was the era of modernization in the East and Iran.
Since the first period of Seyyed Hasan Taghizadeh’s activity was related with his smaller homeland – Azerbaijan, his close collaboration with Mohammad Amin Rasulzadeh who came from the Caucasian Azerbaijan and took part in the organization of DPI (Democratic Party of Iran) and in the publication of its press organ “Iran-e Now”, turning of these relations into a long-term friendship and other such issues made this personality interesting in the Republic of Azerbaijan as well, and led to the creation of research works related to his multilateral activities.