Famous Turkish Scientists

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 1 Dilhan Eryurt

Dilhan Eryurt
Famous As: Astrophysicist
Birthdate: November 29, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: İzmir, Turkey
Died: September 13, 2012

 2 Eudoxus of Cnidus

Eudoxus of Cnidus
Famous As: Greek astronomer
Birthdate: 0390 BC
Birthplace: Knidos
Died: 0337 AD
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 3 Ismail al-Jazari

Ismail al-Jazari
Famous As: Polymath
Birthdate: 1136 AD
Birthplace: Cizre
Died: 1206 AD

Remembered as the Father of Medieval Robotics, Ismail al-Jazari was a 12th-century polymath from Mesopotamia. His innovative inventions included water-operated clocks, such as the elephant clock; a flush mechanism used in modern-day toilets; and an automated musical band. However, many feel he didn’t get due credit for his pioneering inventions.

 4 Isidore of Miletus

Isidore of Miletus
Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: 0442 AD
Birthplace: Miletus, Turkey
Died: 0537 AD

 5 Simplicius Of Cilicia

Simplicius Of Cilicia
Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: 0490 AD
Birthplace: Cilicia
Died: 0560 AD

 6 Maximus Planudes

Maximus Planudes
Famous As: Monk
Birthdate: 1260 AD
Birthplace: Nicomedia, Turkey
Died: November 30, 1305

 7 Andronicus of Cyrrhus

Andronicus of Cyrrhus
Famous As: Astronomers
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Cyrrhus, Turkey
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 8 Gazi Yaşargil

Gazi Yaşargil
Famous As: Medical scientist
Birthdate: July 6, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lice, Turkey