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Turkey ranks 14th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Poland, China, and Netherlands. Memorable people born in present day Turkey include Homer, Paul the Apostle, and Herodotus. Memorable people who died in Turkey include Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Hannibal, 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 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. East Thrace, the part of Turkey in Europe, is separated from Anatolia by the Sea of Marmara, the Bosporus and the Dardanelles. Istanbul, which straddles Europe and Asia, is the largest city in the country, while Ankara is the capital. Turkey is bordered on its northwest by Greece and Bulgaria; north by the Black Sea; northeast by Georgia; east by Armenia, the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan 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 identify as Turkish, while Kurds are the largest minority, at between 15 to 20 percent of the population. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 3500 BC and 1998, present day Turkey was the birth place of 902 globally memorable people, including Homer, Paul the Apostle, and Herodotus. Additionaly, 572 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Turkey including Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Hannibal, and Constantine the Great.

People Born in Present Day Turkey

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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 Hakan Şükür, Lefter Küçükandonyadis, and Rüştü Reçber. 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 Selim I.

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