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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
Sabbatai ZeviSabbatai Zevi
01 August 1626
Rabbi

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
 

Kösem SultanKösem Sultan
1589 AD
Ottoman sultana

Mehmed IIMehmed II
30 March 1432
 
Mehmed IMehmed I
1381 AD
Sultan

Mustafa IMustafa I
1591 AD
Saint

Mehmed IIIMehmed III
26 May 1566
Sultan

Mehmed IVMehmed IV
02 January 1642
Sultan
Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of MeccaHussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca
1853 AD
King

Osman IIOsman II
03 November 1604
Sultan
Philip the ApostlePhilip the Apostle
0005 AD
Apostle

Abdullah ÖcalanAbdullah Öcalan
04 April 1949
Leader

Hakan ŞükürHakan Şükür
01 September 1971
Footballer
Tariq AzizTariq Aziz
28 April 1936
Politician, Diplomat, Journalist

Selim IIISelim III
24 December 1761
Sultan
Fethullah GülenFethullah Gülen
27 April 1941
Scholar, author, preacher

Ahmed IIAhmed II
25 February 1643
Sultan

Mustafa IIMustafa II
06 February 1664
Sultan
Mahmud IMahmud I
02 August 1696
Sultan

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İsmet İnönüİsmet İnönü
24 September 1884
President
Adnan MenderesAdnan Menderes
1899 AD
politician, diplomat

Osman IIIOsman III
02 January 1699
Sultan

Theodosius IITheodosius II
10 April 0401
Emperor

Abdullah GülAbdullah Gül
29 October 1950
Former President of Turkey
MaxentiusMaxentius
0278 AD
Emperor
Nazim Al-HaqqaniNazim Al-Haqqani
21 April 1922
Religious leader

Ephrem the SyrianEphrem the Syrian
0306 AD
 

Orhan IOrhan I
1281 AD
Tribal Leader

Süleyman DemirelSüleyman Demirel
01 November 1924
Politician, Civil engineer, Engineer
Antigonus I MonophthalmusAntigonus I Monophthalmus
0382 BC
Macedonian general

Marcion of SinopeMarcion of Sinope
0085 AD
 

Leo III the IsaurianLeo III the Isaurian
0685 AD
 

Turgut ÖzalTurgut Özal
13 October 1927
President

Gregory of NyssaGregory of Nyssa
0335 AD
Saint
Justinian IIJustinian II
0669 AD
Emperor

Talaat PashaTalaat Pasha
10 April 1874
politician
Ali BabacanAli Babacan
04 April 1967
Politician, Diplomat

Gregory of NazianzusGregory of Nazianzus
0329 AD
Saint

Kenan EvrenKenan Evren
17 July 1917
Politician
Justin IIJustin II
0520 AD
Emperor

Sokollu Mehmed PashaSokollu Mehmed Pasha
1505 AD
Statesman
Leo I the ThracianLeo I the Thracian
0401 AD
Emperor

Necmettin ErbakanNecmettin Erbakan
29 October 1926
politician, engineer, university teacher

JugurthaJugurtha
0160 BC
King

Ahmet Necdet SezerAhmet Necdet Sezer
13 September 1941
Judge, Politician

Bülent EcevitBülent Ecevit
28 May 1925
Politician, Writer, Poet, Translator, Journalist,
Manuel II PalaiologosManuel II Palaiologos
27 June 1350
Emperor

Djemal PashaDjemal Pasha
06 May 1872
Military leader

Ammianus MarcellinusAmmianus Marcellinus
0330 AD
Soldier,historian

Julian the ApostateJulian the Apostate
0330 AD
 
Tansu ÇillerTansu Çiller
24 May 1946
Prime Minister, Economist

BasiliscusBasiliscus
Emperor
Margaret the VirginMargaret the Virgin
0289 AD
Saint

Cemal GürselCemal Gürsel
13 October 1895
Politician, Officer

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

Tiberius II ConstantineTiberius II Constantine
0540 AD
Emperor
Ahmet Tevfik PashaAhmet Tevfik Pasha
11 February 1845
Statesman

Celâl BayarCelâl Bayar
16 May 1883
President

UlfilasUlfilas
0311 AD
priest,Bible translator
Leo IV the KhazarLeo IV the Khazar
25 January 0750
 

MausolusMausolus
0400 BC
Ruler
Burhan Asaf BelgeBurhan Asaf Belge
01 February 1899
Politician

StaurakiosStaurakios
Eunuch

Osman Nuri PashaOsman Nuri Pasha
1832 AD
Military Commander

Hannibal BarcaHannibal Barca
0247 BC
General
Fevzi ÇakmakFevzi Çakmak
12 January 1876
Politician, Military personnel
HeraklonasHeraklonas
03 May 0626
Emperor

Theodore I LaskarisTheodore I Laskaris
1174 AD
Emperor

Isaac I KomnenosIsaac I Komnenos
1005 AD
Emperor

ZenoZeno
0425 AD
Emperor
Ziya GökalpZiya Gökalp
23 March 1876
Sociologist

Cevdet SunayCevdet Sunay
10 February 1899
President

Hakan FidanHakan Fidan
1968 AD
civil servant, diplomat

Theodore II LaskarisTheodore II Laskaris
1220 AD
Emperor

Archbishop Iakovos of AmericaArchbishop Iakovos of America
29 July 1911
Archbishop
TimothyTimothy
0017 AD
Bishop

Édouard BalladurÉdouard Balladur
02 May 1929
Economist, Politician
Midhat PashaMidhat Pasha
18 October 1822
Political figure

Mahmud Shevket PashaMahmud Shevket Pasha
1856 AD
Statesman
İbrahim Kaypakkayaİbrahim Kaypakkaya
1949 AD
politician
Theophanes the ConfessorTheophanes the Confessor
0758 AD
Byzantine monk