Fethullah Gülen

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Fethullah Gülen

Muhammed Fethullah Gülen (born 27 April 1941) is a Turkish Islamic scholar, preacher, and a one-time opinion leader (as de facto leader of the Gülen movement: an international, faith-based civil society organization once aligned with Turkey's government, but since then outlawed as an alleged "armed terrorist group"). Gülen is designated an influential Ottomanist, Anatolian panethnicist, Islamic poet, writer, social critic, and activist–dissident developing a Nursian theological perspective that embraces democratic modernity, as a citizen of Turkey (until his denaturalization by the government in 2017) he was a local state imam from 1959 to 1981. Over the years, Gülen became a centrist political figure in Turkey prior his there being as a fugitive. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fethullah Gülen has received more than 2,063,841 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 318th most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, Fethullah Gülen ranks 319 out of 2,001Before him are Maximilian Kolbe, Pope John II, Pope Paschal I, Pope Zosimus, Joseph Smith, and Rebecca. After him are Pope Adeodatus I, Abdul Qadir Gilani, Aloysius Gonzaga, Pope Pelagius II, Pope Lucius III, and Pope Sixtus III.

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Among people born in 1941, Fethullah Gülen ranks 15Before him are Plácido Domingo, Bernardo Bertolucci, Sergio Mattarella, Richard Dawkins, Cesária Évora, and Krzysztof Kieślowski. After him are Martha Argerich, Lee Myung-bak, Nick Nolte, Tadao Ando, Ahmet Necdet Sezer, and Jon Lord.

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Among people born in Turkey, Fethullah Gülen ranks 134 out of 901Before him are Andronikos I Komnenos (1118), Basil II (958), Saint Timothy (17), John VIII Palaiologos (1392), Michael III (840), and Justinian II (668). After him are Apelles (-370), Stilicho (359), Isaac II Angelos (1155), Posidonius (-135), Bartholomew I of Constantinople (1940), and Chrysippus (-281).