Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi

1609 - 1640

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Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi (Ottoman Turkish: هزارفنّ أحمد چلبی,‎, lit. 'Polymath Ahmed the wise') was an Ottoman scientist from Istanbul reported in the writings of traveler Evliya Çelebi to have achieved sustained unpowered flight. While modern historians disagree with Evliya Çelebi's narration of Hezarfen flying the entire Bosporus, they state that the flight most likely was real, but heavily exaggerated, as Çelebi often exaggerates in his writings. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi has received more than 167,202 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi is the 15th most popular pilot, the 476th most popular biography from Turkey and the 2nd most popular Turkish Pilot.

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Among pilots, Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi ranks 15 out of 48Before him are Francis Gary Powers, Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet, Chesley Sullenberger, Ivan Kozhedub, Hermann Graf, and Marina Raskova. After him are Joseph Kittinger, Chuck Yeager, Valery Chkalov, Carl Gustaf von Rosen, René Fonck, and Mathias Rust.

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Among people born in 1609, Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi ranks 9Before him are Henrietta Maria of France, Raimondo Montecuccoli, Judith Leyster, Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria, Nicholas Francis, Duke of Lorraine, and Kâtip Çelebi. After him are Charles II Gonzaga, Duke of Nevers, Sophia Eleonore of Saxony, Maria Gonzaga, Duchess of Montferrat, Pierre-Paul Riquet, Paul Fleming, and Jean Rotrou. Among people deceased in 1640, Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi ranks 6Before him are Peter Paul Rubens, Murad IV, Uriel da Costa, George William, Elector of Brandenburg, and Francesca Caccini. After him are Jindřich Matyáš Thurn, Wilhelm Kettler, Giuseppe Cesari, Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski, Alessandro Salvio, and Paul Fleming.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi ranks 476 out of 1,128Before him are Irene Doukaina (1066), Callinus (-680), Nicomedes I of Bithynia (-300), Heraclius the Elder (600), Crates of Mallus (-200), and Türkan Şoray (1945). After him are Themistius (317), Sisygambis (-301), Autolycus of Pitane (-360), Joscelin III, Count of Edessa (1135), Jovan Vladimir (990), and Nicholas Mystikos (852).

Among PILOTS In Turkey

Among pilots born in Turkey, Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi ranks 2Before him are Sabiha Gökçen (1913).