Famous People From Turkey
RumiRumi
(Great Poet)

30 September 1207

Elia KazanElia Kazan
(Director, Actor, Producer)

07 September 1909

Saint NicholasSaint Nicholas
(Christian Saint)

15 March 0270

Pliny the YoungerPliny the Younger
(Author, Lawyer)

0061 AD

Murad IVMurad IV
(Ottoman Sultan)

26 July 1612

Hayreddin BarbarossaHayreddin Barbarossa
(16th Century Naval Commander)

1478 AD

Orhan PamukOrhan Pamuk

07 June 1952

St Paul St Paul
(Religious Preacher)

0005 AD

Ismail al-JazariIsmail al-Jazari
(Polymath)

1136 AD

Piri ReisPiri Reis
(Ottoman Admiral, Geographer, Cartographer.)

1465 AD

Mustafa Kemal AtaturkMustafa Kemal Ataturk
(Founder of the Republic of Turkey,)

19 May 1881

Suleiman the MagnificentSuleiman The Magnificent
(10th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire)

06 November 1494

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Recep Tayyip ErdoğanRecep Tayyip Erdoğan
(12th President of Turkey)

26 February 1954

Cenk UrguyCenk Urguy
(Political Activist, Show Host)

21 March 1970

Metin HaraMetin Hara
(Author, Spiritual Healer, Adriana Lima’s Boyfriend)

14 June 1982

Barıs ArducBarıs Arduc
(Actor)

09 October 1987

Orkun IsitmakOrkun Isitmak
(YouTuber)

08 January 1996

Osman IOsman I
(Political leader)

1258 AD

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Arda TuranArda Turan
(Footballer)

30 January 1987

Emre CanEmre Can
(Association football player)

12 January 1994

CaracallaCaracalla
(Roman emperor)

04 April 0188

Frederick I, Holy Roman EmperorFrederick I, Holy Roman Emperor
(Emperor)

1122 AD

AlcibiadesAlcibiades
(Statesman)

0450 BC

GermanicusGermanicus
(Political figure)

24 May 0015

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Mehmed VIMehmed VI
(Sultan)

14 January 1861

EpictetusEpictetus
(Philosopher)

0050 AD

AurelianAurelian
(Emperor)

09 September 0214

PolycarpPolycarp
(Theologian, Priest)

0069 AD

Fethullah GülenFethullah Gülen
(Scholar, author, preacher)

27 April 1941

Mithridates VI of PontusMithridates VI of Pontus
(King)

0132 BC

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HeracliusHeraclius
(Byzantine emperor)

0575 AD

Selim ISelim I
(Sultan)

10 October 1470

John ChrysostomJohn Chrysostom
(Theologian, Priest, Writer)

0347 AD

Selim IISelim II
(Sultan of the Ottoman Empire)

28 May 1524

Gökhan SakiGökhan Saki
(Kickboxer, Mixed martial artist, Thai boxer)

19 October 1983

BelisariusBelisarius
(General)

0500 AD

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Ahmed IAhmed I
(Sultan)

18 April 1590

Mehmed VMehmed V
(Sultan)

02 November 1844

IrenaeusIrenaeus
(Bishop)

0130 AD

Basil IIBasil II
(Emperor)

0958 AD

Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of MeccaHussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca
(King)

1854 AD

Apollonius of TyanaApollonius of Tyana

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Henri FayolHenri Fayol
(Economist, Entrepreneur)

29 July 1841

Mahmud IIMahmud II
(Sultan)

20 July 1785

Mehmed IVMehmed IV
(Sultan)

02 January 1642

Philip the ApostlePhilip the Apostle
(Apostle)

0005 AD

NasreddinNasreddin
(Philosopher)

1208 AD

Enver PashaEnver Pasha
(Politician)

22 November 1881

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AnaximanderAnaximander
(philosopher)

0610 BC

Bayezid IBayezid I
(Emperor)

1360 AD

Alexios I KomnenosAlexios I Komnenos
(Emperor)

1048 AD

Mehmed IIMehmed II

30 March 1432

Saint BlaiseSaint Blaise
(Physician)
Murad IIMurad II
(Ottoman Sultan)

31 May 1404

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Murad IIIMurad III
(Sultan)

04 July 1546

Bayezid IIBayezid II
(Sultan)

03 December 1447

Mehmed IMehmed I
(Sultan)

1381 AD

LucianLucian
(Novelist, satirist, rhetorician)

0125 AD

Tariq AzizTariq Aziz
(Politician, Diplomat, Journalist)

28 April 1936

Mustafa IMustafa I
(Saint)

1591 AD

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Sabbatai ZeviSabbatai Zevi
(Rabbi)

01 August 1626

Mehmed IIIMehmed III
(Sultan)

26 May 1566

Emre MorEmre Mor
(Footballer)

24 July 1997

Antigonus I MonophthalmusAntigonus I Monophthalmus
(Macedonian general)

0382 BC

ProcopiusProcopius
(Scholar)

0500 AD

Abdullah GülAbdullah Gül
(Former President of Turkey)

29 October 1950

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Muhtar KentMuhtar Kent
(entrepreneur, businessperson)

1952 AD

Theodosius IITheodosius II
(Emperor)

10 April 0401

MaxentiusMaxentius
(Emperor)

0278 AD

Talaat PashaTalaat Pasha
(politician)

10 April 1874

ArcadiusArcadius
(Emperor)

01 January 0377

İsmet İnönüİsmet İnönü
(President)

24 September 1884

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Adnan OktarAdnan Oktar
(Writer, Theologian)

02 February 1956

Murad VMurad V
(Sultan)

21 September 1840

Fatih TerimFatih Terim
(Turkish association football manager)

04 September 1953

Selim IIISelim III
(Sultan)

24 December 1761

HerostratusHerostratus
(Criminal)

0380 BC

Sargon IISargon II
(king)

0765 BC

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Leo III the IsaurianLeo III the Isaurian

0685 AD

Marcion of SinopeMarcion of Sinope

0085 AD

Justinian IIJustinian II
(Emperor)

0669 AD