Aziz Nesin

1915 - 1995

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Aziz Nesin (pronounced [ˈaziz ˈne.sin ]; born Mehmet Nusret,¶ 20 December 1915 – 6 July 1995) was a Turkish writer, humorist and the author of more than 100 books. Born in a time when Turks did not have official surnames, he had to adopt one after the Surname Law of 1934 was passed. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aziz Nesin has received more than 175,941 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Aziz Nesin is the 943rd most popular writer (down from 628th in 2019), the 351st most popular biography from Turkey (down from 263rd in 2019) and the 25th most popular Turkish Writer.

Aziz Nesin was a Turkish writer and humorist who wrote in the Turkish language. He is most famous for his humorous writings, which often used satire and parody to criticize the social and political conditions of Turkey.

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Among writers, Aziz Nesin ranks 943 out of 5,794Before him are Robert Graves, Silius Italicus, Eugenio Montale, Benito Pérez Galdós, Jamal Khashoggi, and Marie d'Agoult. After him are Vicente Aleixandre, Eleanor Marx, Irwin Shaw, Valerius Maximus, Kurt Eisner, and Guido Cavalcanti.

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Among people born in 1915, Aziz Nesin ranks 36Before him are Brother Roger, Bob Kane, Robert Hofstadter, Shoichi Yokoi, Helmut Schön, and Norman Foster Ramsey Jr.. After him are Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland, Chung Ju-yung, W. Arthur Lewis, Clifford Shull, Mario Del Monaco, and Alan Watts. Among people deceased in 1995, Aziz Nesin ranks 40Before him are William Alfred Fowler, John Vincent Atanasoff, Pierre Schaeffer, Ștefan Kovács, Christian B. Anfinsen, and Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli. After him are Rory Gallagher, Roger Zelazny, Gerald Durrell, U Nu, Alonzo Church, and Lita Grey.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Aziz Nesin ranks 351 out of 1,128Before him are Dio Chrysostom (40), John Malalas (491), Alexander Balas (-150), Athanasius the Athonite (920), Yaqut al-Hamawi (1179), and Telipinu (-1600). After him are Nicholas Kanabos (1200), Procopius (325), Candaules (-800), Philetaerus (-340), Osman Nuri Pasha (1832), and Euphemia (289).

Among WRITERS In Turkey

Among writers born in Turkey, Aziz Nesin ranks 25Before him are Publilius Syrus (-100), Joannes Zonaras (1074), Ibn Hawqal (943), Gregory of Narek (951), Dio Chrysostom (40), and John Malalas (491). After him are Ahmad Khani (1650), Bar Hebraeus (1226), Kassia (810), Aristophanes of Byzantium (-257), Zenodotus (-330), and Alcman (-611).