Djemal Pasha

1872 - 1922

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Ahmed Djemal Pasha (Ottoman Turkish: احمد جمال پاشا, romanized: Ahmet Cemâl Paşa; 6 May 1872 – 21 July 1922), also known as Cemal Pasha was an Ottoman military leader and one of the Three Pashas that ruled the Ottoman Empire during World War I. Djemal was born in Mytilene, Lesbos. As a member of the II Army Corps of the Ottoman Empire he was stationed in Salonica where he developed political sympathies for the Committee of Union and Progress (CUP) reformers. He was initially praised by Christian missionaries and provided support to the Armenian victims of the Adana massacres. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Djemal Pasha has received more than 337,175 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Djemal Pasha is the 146th most popular military personnel (up from 174th in 2019), the 105th most popular biography from Greece (up from 121st in 2019) and the 10th most popular Greek Military Personnel.

Djemal Pasha was the Ottoman military commander of Syria and Palestine. He is most famous for his role in the Armenian Genocide.

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Among military personnels, Djemal Pasha ranks 146 out of 1,466Before him are Antipater, Miloš Obilić, Chūichi Nagumo, Aleksandr Vasilevsky, Mardonius, and Hermann Fegelein. After him are Ernst Busch, Erwin von Witzleben, Helmuth Weidling, Semyon Budyonny, Franz Halder, and José de San Martín.

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Among people born in 1872, Djemal Pasha ranks 9Before him are Piet Mondrian, Alexandra Kollontai, Johan Huizinga, Haakon VII of Norway, Alexandra Feodorovna, and Calvin Coolidge. After him are Sergei Diaghilev, Marcel Mauss, Anton Denikin, Léon Blum, Louis Blériot, and Richard Willstätter. Among people deceased in 1922, Djemal Pasha ranks 8Before him are Marcel Proust, Charles I of Austria, Pope Benedict XV, Enver Pasha, Erich von Falkenhayn, and Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran. After him are Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, Hermann Rorschach, Fredrik Bajer, Walther Rathenau, Ernest Shackleton, and Vittorio Monti.

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Among people born in Greece, Djemal Pasha ranks 105 out of 855Before him are Philomena (291), Pope Hyginus (100), Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt (1789), Ephialtes of Trachis (-550), Theo Angelopoulos (1935), and Mardonius (-600). After him are Phaedrus (-20), Dionysius the Areopagite (100), Perseus of Macedon (-212), Pope Eleutherius (171), Melissus of Samos (-470), and Philip V of Macedon (-238).


Among military personnels born in Greece, Djemal Pasha ranks 10Before him are Pyrrhus of Epirus (-318), Miltiades (-540), Seleucus I Nicator (-358), Hephaestion (-356), Cimon (-510), and Mardonius (-600). After him are Pittacus of Mytilene (-650), Parmenion (-400), Lysander (-401), Craterus (-370), Pausanias (null), and Nearchus (-356).