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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 transcontinental country located mainly on the Anatolian Peninsula in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan Peninsula in Southeastern Europe. Turkey is bordered on its northwest by Greece and Bulgaria; north by the Black Sea; northeast by Georgia; east by Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Iran; southeast by Iraq; south by Syria and the Mediterranean Sea; and west by the Aegean Sea. Approximately 70 to 80 percent of the country's citizens are ethnic Turks. Istanbul, which straddles Europe and Asia, is the country's largest city, while Ankara is the capital. 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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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.