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Turkey ranks 16th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Netherlands, China, and Canada. Memorable people born in present day Turkey include Herodotus, Paul the Apostle, and Suleiman the Magnificent. Memorable people who died in Turkey include Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Thales of Miletus, and Constantine the Great. Turkey has been the birth place of many politicians and writers and the death place of many politicians and religious figures.

Turkey, officially the Republic of Türkiye, is a transcontinental country located mainly on the Anatolian Peninsula in Western Asia, with a small portion on the Balkan Peninsula in Southeast Europe. It shares borders with the Black Sea to the north; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Iran to the east; Iraq to the southeast; Syria and the Mediterranean Sea to the south; the Aegean Sea to the west; and Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest. Cyprus is located off the south coast. Turks form the vast majority of the nation's population and Kurds are the largest minority. Ankara is Turkey's capital, while Istanbul is its largest city and financial centre. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 3500 BC and 2001, present day Turkey was the birth place of 1,301 globally memorable people, including Herodotus, Paul the Apostle, and Suleiman the Magnificent. Additionaly, 896 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Turkey including Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Thales of Miletus, and Constantine the Great.

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Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day Turkey, including Hakan Şükür, Rüştü Reçber, and Lefter Küçükandonyadis. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Turkey, including Suleiman the Magnificent, Osman I, and Selim II.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 25 globally memorable people born in present day Turkey since 1700.