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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 Homer, Paul the Apostle, and Herodotus. Memorable people who died in Turkey include Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Constantine the Great, and Hannibal. 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 Turkey, is a country bridging Europe and Asia. It shares borders with Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; 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; and the Aegean Sea to the west. Turks form the vast majority of the nation's population and Kurds are the largest minority. Turkey's capital is Ankara while its largest city and financial centre is Istanbul. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 3500 BC and 2000, present day Turkey was the birth place of 1,130 globally memorable people, including Homer, Paul the Apostle, and Herodotus. Additionaly, 769 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Turkey including Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Constantine the Great, and Hannibal.

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People Deceased in Present Day Turkey

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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 Rüştü Reçber, Hakan Şükür, 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, Selim II, and Mehmed the Conqueror.

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