Celâl Bayar

1883 - 1986

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Mahmut Celâl Bayar (16 May 1883 – 22 August 1986) was a Turkish politician who was the third President of Turkey from 1950 to 1960; previously he was Prime Minister of Turkey from 1937 to 1939. Bayar, as the Turkish President, was decorated with the Legion of Merit by the President of the United States, as a result of Turkey's participation in the Korean War. He is considered to be the longest-lived former head of state and was the longest-lived state leader until 8 December 2008 (when he was surpassed by Chau Sen Cocsal Chhum). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Celâl Bayar has received more than 207,806 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Celâl Bayar is the 1,707th most popular politician (down from 1,272nd in 2019), the 235th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 106th in 2019) and the 135th most popular Turkish Politician.

Celâl Bayar is most famous for being the first president of the Turkish Republic. He was also a member of the Republican People's Party, which was the dominant party in Turkey from 1923 to 1950.

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Among politicians, Celâl Bayar ranks 1,707 out of 15,710Before him are Albert the Bear, Catherine Jagiellon, Glycerius, James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, Faustina the Younger, and Hoshea. After him are Chilperic II, Rudolf IV, Duke of Austria, Attalus I, Theuderic I, Horik I, and Bernhard von Bülow.

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Among people born in 1883, Celâl Bayar ranks 29Before him are Johannes Blaskowitz, Maurice Utrillo, Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, Andrey Vyshinsky, Lon Chaney, and Archduchess Elisabeth Marie of Austria. After him are Douglas Fairbanks, Wang Jingwei, Norman Haworth, Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov, A. S. Neill, and Peter Kürten. Among people deceased in 1986, Celâl Bayar ranks 18Before him are Henry Moore, Jean Genet, Harold Macmillan, Cliff Burton, Frank Herbert, and Benny Goodman. After him are Urho Kekkonen, Albert Szent-Györgyi, L. Ron Hubbard, Vincente Minnelli, Dmitry Kabalevsky, and Erich Koch.

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Among people born in Turkey, Celâl Bayar ranks 235 out of 1,128Before him are Anchises (null), Kenan Evren (1917), Sultan Cem (1459), Niketas Choniates (1155), Adnan Menderes (1899), and Glycerius (430). After him are Attalus I (-269), Dionysius Exiguus (475), Samuel of Bulgaria (958), Anthemius of Tralles (474), Theophanu (960), and Arcesilaus (-315).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Celâl Bayar ranks 135Before him are Leontios (660), Anchises (null), Kenan Evren (1917), Sultan Cem (1459), Adnan Menderes (1899), and Glycerius (430). After him are Attalus I (-269), Samuel of Bulgaria (958), Theophanu (960), Cemal Gürsel (1895), Michael IX Palaiologos (1277), and Michael V Kalaphates (1015).