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Osman IOsman I
1258 AD
Political Leader
Recep Tayyip ErdoğanRecep Tayyip Erdoğan
26 February 1954
12th President of Turkey

Saint NicholasSaint Nicholas
15 March 0270
Christian Saint

Murad IVMurad IV
26 July 1612
Ottoman Sultan

PolycarpPolycarp
0069 AD
Saint

IrenaeusIrenaeus
0130 AD
Bishop
Hayreddin BarbarossaHayreddin Barbarossa
1478 AD
16th Century Naval Commander

John ChrysostomJohn Chrysostom
0347 AD
Religious Leader

Enver PashaEnver Pasha
22 November 1881
Military Officer
Piri ReisPiri Reis
1465 AD
Ottoman Admiral, Geographer, Cartographer.

St PaulSt Paul
0005 AD
Religious Preacher
Mustafa Kemal AtaturkMustafa Kemal Ataturk
19 May 1881
Founder of the Republic of Turkey,

ErtuğrulErtuğrul
 

Mehmed IIMehmed II
30 March 1432
 

Kösem SultanKösem Sultan
1589 AD
Ottoman sultana

Mehmed IIIMehmed III
26 May 1566
Sultan
Mustafa IMustafa I
1591 AD
Saint

Mehmed IMehmed I
1381 AD
Sultan

Mehmed IVMehmed IV
02 January 1642
Sultan

Abdullah ÖcalanAbdullah Öcalan
04 April 1949
Leader
Philip the ApostlePhilip the Apostle
0005 AD
Apostle

Hakan ŞükürHakan Şükür
01 September 1971
Footballer
Fethullah GülenFethullah Gülen
27 April 1941
Scholar, author, preacher

Osman IIOsman II
03 November 1604
Sultan

Sabbatai ZeviSabbatai Zevi
01 August 1626
Rabbi
Selim IIISelim III
24 December 1761
Sultan

Ahmed IIAhmed II
25 February 1643
Sultan
Mustafa IIMustafa II
06 February 1664
Sultan

İsmet İnönüİsmet İnönü
24 September 1884
President

Tariq AzizTariq Aziz
28 April 1936
Politician, Diplomat, Journalist
Leo III the IsaurianLeo III the Isaurian
0685 AD
 

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Theodosius IITheodosius II
10 April 0401
Emperor
Mahmud IMahmud I
02 August 1696
Sultan

MaxentiusMaxentius
0278 AD
Emperor

Abdullah GülAbdullah Gül
29 October 1950
Former President of Turkey

Talaat PashaTalaat Pasha
10 April 1874
politician
Justinian IIJustinian II
0669 AD
Emperor
Osman IIIOsman III
02 January 1699
Sultan

Marcion of SinopeMarcion of Sinope
0085 AD
 

Antigonus I MonophthalmusAntigonus I Monophthalmus
0382 BC
Macedonian general

Gregory of NyssaGregory of Nyssa
0335 AD
Saint
Adnan MenderesAdnan Menderes
1899 AD
politician, diplomat

Turgut ÖzalTurgut Özal
13 October 1927
President

Gregory of NazianzusGregory of Nazianzus
0329 AD
Saint

Justin IIJustin II
0520 AD
Emperor

Aytaç YalmanAytaç Yalman
29 July 1940
General
Süleyman DemirelSüleyman Demirel
01 November 1924
Politician, Civil engineer, Engineer

Ephrem the SyrianEphrem the Syrian
0306 AD
 
Manuel II PalaiologosManuel II Palaiologos
27 June 1350
Emperor

Ammianus MarcellinusAmmianus Marcellinus
0330 AD
Soldier,historian

Leo I the ThracianLeo I the Thracian
0401 AD
Emperor
JugurthaJugurtha
0160 BC
King

Djemal PashaDjemal Pasha
06 May 1872
Military leader
Julian the ApostateJulian the Apostate
0330 AD
 

Kenan EvrenKenan Evren
17 July 1917
Politician

Margaret the VirginMargaret the Virgin
0289 AD
Saint

BasiliscusBasiliscus
Emperor

Necmettin ErbakanNecmettin Erbakan
29 October 1926
politician, engineer, university teacher
Tansu ÇillerTansu Çiller
24 May 1946
Prime Minister, Economist

Bülent EcevitBülent Ecevit
28 May 1925
Politician, Writer, Poet, Translator, Journalist,

Orhan IOrhan I
1281 AD
Tribal Leader

Nikephoros II PhokasNikephoros II Phokas
0912 AD
Emperor
John I TzimiskesJohn I Tzimiskes
0925 AD
Emperor

Tiberius II ConstantineTiberius II Constantine
0540 AD
Emperor
Ahmet Necdet SezerAhmet Necdet Sezer
13 September 1941
Judge, Politician

Constantine XIConstantine XI
08 February 1405
Political figure

Ali BabacanAli Babacan
04 April 1967
Politician, Diplomat
Leo IV the KhazarLeo IV the Khazar
25 January 0750
 

Cemal GürselCemal Gürsel
13 October 1895
Politician, Officer
StaurakiosStaurakios
Eunuch

Burhan Asaf BelgeBurhan Asaf Belge
01 February 1899
Politician

Ahmet Tevfik PashaAhmet Tevfik Pasha
11 February 1845
Statesman
Theodore I LaskarisTheodore I Laskaris
1174 AD
Emperor

Hannibal BarcaHannibal Barca
0247 BC
General
MausolusMausolus
0400 BC
Ruler

UlfilasUlfilas
0311 AD
priest,Bible translator

Suleiman IISuleiman II
15 April 1642
Sultan

HeraklonasHeraklonas
03 May 0626
Emperor
Fevzi ÇakmakFevzi Çakmak
12 January 1876
Politician, Military personnel
Celâl BayarCelâl Bayar
16 May 1883
President

Isaac I KomnenosIsaac I Komnenos
1005 AD
Emperor

Osman Nuri PashaOsman Nuri Pasha
1832 AD
Military Commander

ZenoZeno
0425 AD
Emperor
Cevdet SunayCevdet Sunay
10 February 1899
President

TimothyTimothy
0017 AD
Bishop

Hakan FidanHakan Fidan
1968 AD
civil servant, diplomat

Ziya GökalpZiya Gökalp
23 March 1876
Sociologist

Theophanes the ConfessorTheophanes the Confessor
0758 AD
Byzantine monk
Édouard BalladurÉdouard Balladur
02 May 1929
Economist, Politician

Midhat PashaMidhat Pasha
18 October 1822
Political figure
Theodore II LaskarisTheodore II Laskaris
1220 AD
Emperor

Michael I CerulariusMichael I Cerularius
1000 AD
Patriarch of Constantinople
Clement of OhridClement of Ohrid
0840 AD
Saint
PolycratesPolycrates
0574 BC
Tyrant