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Saint NicholasSaint Nicholas
15 March 0270
Christian Saint
Hayreddin BarbarossaHayreddin Barbarossa
1478 AD
16th Century Naval Commander

Murad IVMurad IV
26 July 1612
Ottoman Sultan

St Paul St Paul
0005 AD
Religious Preacher

Piri ReisPiri Reis
1465 AD
Ottoman Admiral, Geographer, Cartographer.

Mustafa Kemal AtaturkMustafa Kemal Ataturk
19 May 1881
Founder of the Republic of Turkey,
Recep Tayyip ErdoğanRecep Tayyip Erdoğan
26 February 1954
12th President of Turkey

Osman IOsman I
1258 AD
Political leader

AlcibiadesAlcibiades
0450 BC
Statesman

GermanicusGermanicus
24 May 0015
Political figure
Mehmed VIMehmed VI
14 January 1861
Sultan

Fethullah GülenFethullah Gülen
27 April 1941
Scholar, author, preacher
Mithridates VI of PontusMithridates VI of Pontus
0132 BC
King

Selim ISelim I
10 October 1470
Sultan

IrenaeusIrenaeus
0130 AD
Bishop
Ahmed IAhmed I
18 April 1590
Sultan

John ChrysostomJohn Chrysostom
0347 AD
Theologian, Priest, Writer
BelisariusBelisarius
0500 AD
General

Mehmed VMehmed V
02 November 1844
Sultan

Philip the ApostlePhilip the Apostle
0005 AD
Apostle
Mehmed IVMehmed IV
02 January 1642
Sultan

Mahmud IIMahmud II
20 July 1785
Sultan
Saint BarbaraSaint Barbara
0273 AD
Saint

Mehmed IIMehmed II
30 March 1432
 

Enver PashaEnver Pasha
22 November 1881
Military officer

Mehmed IMehmed I
1381 AD
Sultan
Tariq AzizTariq Aziz
28 April 1936
Politician, Diplomat, Journalist
Antigonus I MonophthalmusAntigonus I Monophthalmus
0382 BC
Macedonian general

Mustafa IMustafa I
1591 AD
Saint

Mehmed IIIMehmed III
26 May 1566
Sultan

Theodosius IITheodosius II
10 April 0401
Emperor
Abdullah GülAbdullah Gül
29 October 1950
Former President of Turkey

Sabbatai ZeviSabbatai Zevi
01 August 1626
Rabbi

İsmet İnönüİsmet İnönü
24 September 1884
President

MaxentiusMaxentius
0278 AD
Emperor

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Talaat PashaTalaat Pasha
10 April 1874
politician
Marcion of SinopeMarcion of Sinope
0085 AD
 

Selim IIISelim III
24 December 1761
Sultan
Leo III the IsaurianLeo III the Isaurian
0685 AD
 

Adnan MenderesAdnan Menderes
1899 AD
politician, diplomat

Osman IIOsman II
03 November 1604
Sultan
Manuel I KomnenosManuel I Komnenos
28 November 1118
Emperor

Justinian IIJustinian II
0669 AD
Emperor
Süleyman DemirelSüleyman Demirel
01 November 1924
Politician, Civil engineer, Engineer

Julian the ApostateJulian the Apostate
0330 AD
 

Gregory of NazianzusGregory of Nazianzus
0329 AD
Saint

Ephrem the SyrianEphrem the Syrian
0306 AD
 

Margaret the VirginMargaret the Virgin
0289 AD
Saint
Bülent EcevitBülent Ecevit
28 May 1925
Politician, Writer, Poet, Translator, Journalist,

Gregory of NyssaGregory of Nyssa
0335 AD
Saint

Suleiman IISuleiman II
15 April 1642
Sultan

Ahmed IIAhmed II
25 February 1643
Sultan
Justin IIJustin II
0520 AD
Emperor

Mahmud IMahmud I
02 August 1696
Sultan
Necmettin ErbakanNecmettin Erbakan
29 October 1926
politician, engineer, university teacher

Mustafa IIMustafa II
06 February 1664
Sultan

JugurthaJugurtha
0160 BC
King
Ammianus MarcellinusAmmianus Marcellinus
0330 AD
Soldier,historian

Isaac II AngelosIsaac II Angelos
31 August 1156
Emperor
Manuel II PalaiologosManuel II Palaiologos
27 June 1350
 

Kenan EvrenKenan Evren
17 July 1917
Politician

BasiliscusBasiliscus
Emperor
Ahmet Necdet SezerAhmet Necdet Sezer
13 September 1941
Judge, Politician

John I TzimiskesJohn I Tzimiskes
0925 AD
Emperor
Osman IIIOsman III
02 January 1699
Sultan

Tiberius II ConstantineTiberius II Constantine
0540 AD
Emperor

MausolusMausolus
0400 BC
Ruler

Leo IV the KhazarLeo IV the Khazar
25 January 0750
 
TimothyTimothy
0017 AD
Bishop
Cemal GürselCemal Gürsel
13 October 1895
Politician, Officer

Ali BabacanAli Babacan
04 April 1967
Politician, Diplomat

Isaac I KomnenosIsaac I Komnenos
1005 AD
Emperor

UlfilasUlfilas
0311 AD
priest,Bible translator
Hannibal BarcaHannibal Barca
0247 BC
General

Burhan Asaf BelgeBurhan Asaf Belge
1899 AD
politician

ZenoZeno
0425 AD
Emperor

HeraklonasHeraklonas
03 May 0626
Emperor

Clement of OhridClement of Ohrid
0840 AD
Saint
Pope John VPope John V
0635 AD
Pope

Cevdet SunayCevdet Sunay
10 February 1899
President
Theodore I LaskarisTheodore I Laskaris
1174 AD
Emperor

Deniz BaykalDeniz Baykal
20 July 1938
Diplomat, Politician, Lawyer

PolycratesPolycrates
0574 BC
Tyrant
StaurakiosStaurakios
Eunuch

Theophanes the ConfessorTheophanes the Confessor
0758 AD
Byzantine chronicler
Michael PsellosMichael Psellos
1018 AD
Monk

Pope John VIPope John VI
0655 AD
Pope

İbrahim Kaypakkayaİbrahim Kaypakkaya
1949 AD
politician

GelimerGelimer
0480 AD
Military commander
Anthemius of TrallesAnthemius of Tralles
0474 AD
Architect

MauriceMaurice
0539 AD
 
Hakan FidanHakan Fidan
1968 AD
civil servant, diplomat

Constantine XIConstantine XI
08 February 1405
Political figure

John IV LaskarisJohn IV Laskaris
25 December 1250
Emperor of Nicaea

Leyla ZanaLeyla Zana
03 May 1961
Politician, Activist, Writer, Journalist
Alexander BalasAlexander Balas
Ruler