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 218,533 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Aziz Nesin is the 909th most popular writer (up from 943rd in 2019), the 355th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 351st in 2019) and the 22nd most popular 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 909 out of 5,755Before him are Stefan George, Charles Maurras, John Grisham, Daniel Goleman, Samuel Richardson, and Noah Gordon. After him are Gregory Skovoroda, Robert van Gulik, Madame de La Fayette, Marie d'Agoult, Georges Bernanos, and Quintus Tullius Cicero.

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Among people born in 1915, Aziz Nesin ranks 36Before him are Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Shoichi Yokoi, Robert A. Dahl, Thomas Huckle Weller, Clifford Shull, and Brother Roger. After him are Bob Kane, Takahito, Prince Mikasa, Chung Ju-yung, Denis Thatcher, Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland, and Helmut Schön. Among people deceased in 1995, Aziz Nesin ranks 39Before him are Don Cherry, Murray Rothbard, Souphanouvong, Siad Barre, Jeremy Brett, and John Vincent Atanasoff. After him are Pierre Schaeffer, Peter Townsend, Roger Zelazny, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Rory Gallagher, and Elizabeth Montgomery.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Aziz Nesin ranks 355 out of 1,301Before him are Gülbahar Hatun (1429), Euphemia (289), Thomas the Slav (800), Expeditus (300), Tryphon, Respicius, and Nympha (null), and Publilius Syrus (-100). After him are Yaqut al-Hamawi (1179), Gennadius Scholarius (1400), Gevherhan Sultan (1544), Cleitus the Black (-370), İbrahim Tatlıses (1952), and Adrian and Natalia of Nicomedia (300).

Among WRITERS In Turkey

Among writers born in Turkey, Aziz Nesin ranks 22Before him are Artemidorus (200), Ibn Hawqal (943), Gregory of Narek (951), Theodoret (393), Dio Chrysostom (40), and Publilius Syrus (-100). After him are Ahmad Khani (1650), Bar Hebraeus (1226), John Malalas (491), Mimnermus (-670), Alcman (-611), and Zenodotus (-330).