Calouste Gulbenkian

1869 - 1955

Calouste Gulbenkian

Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian (, Western Armenian: Գալուստ Կիւլպէնկեան; 23 March 1869 – 20 July 1955), nicknamed "Mr Five Per Cent", was a British-Armenian businessman and philanthropist. He played a major role in making the petroleum reserves of the Middle East available to Western development and is credited with being the first person to exploit Iraqi oil. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Calouste Gulbenkian has received more than 353,428 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 57th most popular businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Calouste Gulbenkian ranks 57 out of 481Before him are Bernard Arnault, Sung Jae-gi, Bertha Benz, Aga Khan IV, Robert Kardashian, and J. Bruce Ismay. After him are Liliane Bettencourt, Thomas Cook, Helena Rubinstein, Li Ka-shing, Rupert Murdoch, and Benjamin Guggenheim.

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Among people born in 1869, Calouste Gulbenkian ranks 15Before him are Karl Haushofer, Fritz Pregl, Gustaf Dalén, Emma Goldman, Hans Spemann, and Gustav Vigeland. After him are Felix Salten, Maud of Wales, Kasturba Gandhi, Siegfried Wagner, Frederick Trump, and Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria. Among people deceased in 1955, Calouste Gulbenkian ranks 19Before him are Sadako Sasaki, Alberto Ascari, Paul Claudel, Maurice Utrillo, George Enescu, and Rodolfo Graziani. After him are Carmen Miranda, James B. Sumner, Hermann Weyl, Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria, Pak Hon-yong, and Oswald Avery.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Calouste Gulbenkian ranks 259 out of 901Before him are Gemistus Pletho (1355), Barsine (-363), Said Nursî (1877), Basiliscus (500), André Chénier (1762), and Tiberius III (700). After him are Kayqubad I (1188), Cleanthes (-330), Niketas Choniates (1155), Yaşar Kemal (1923), Aziz Nesin (1915), and Socrates of Constantinople (380).


Among businesspeople born in Turkey, Calouste Gulbenkian ranks 2Before him are Aristotle Onassis (1906). After him are Basil Zaharoff (1849), Dieter Zetsche (1953), and Salt Bae (null).

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