Mahmoud Behzad

Professor Mahmoud Behzad (Persian: محمود بهزاد, b. 1913 - d. 2007), born in Rasht, the capital city of Gilan province, is known as the father of modern biology in Iran. He wrote more than 100 books in Persian and participated in the authorship of more than 200 books in Iran.

The son of a lapidarist, Behzad completed his initial education in Rasht before pursuing his bachelor's degree at the teachers' training college (Dāneshsarāy-e 'Āli) in Tehran.[1]

He was the founder of Iran Scholarly Books Editing Organization and was fluent in English, French and German. Behzad was known for the books of French science writer Jean Rostand and English naturalist Charles Darwin that he translated.

He worked for more than five years in Alborz High School as vice president and biology teacher.

He died due to stomach cancer in his home in Rasht.

In the last years of his life, Behzad worked in Shargh pharmacy in Rasht where he was ready to answer his fans and former students.

His older son, Prof. Faramarz Behzad, was previously a lecturer of Persian at Otto-Friedrich University in Bamberg, and a lexicographer. His only daughter, Prof. Parichehr Behzad works in the research department of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Behzad's younger son, Hooshang Behzad, lives and works in Shiraz as an architect.

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  1. ^ "زندگینامه محمود بهزاد | | مشاهیر تاریخ ما" (in Persian). Retrieved 2020-01-27.

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