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Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi

1609 - 1640

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Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi (Ottoman Turkish: هزارفنّ أحمد چلبی,, lit. 'Polymath Ahmed the wise'; 1609 – 1640) was an Ottoman scientist, inventor, chemist, astronomer, physician, Andalusi musician, and poet from Constantinople, reported in the writings of traveler Evliya Çelebi to have achieved sustained unpowered flight. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi has received more than 258,972 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi is the 15th most popular pilot, the 469th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 476th in 2019) 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 Chuck Yeager, Valery Chkalov, Mathias Rust, René Fonck, Joseph Kittinger, and Claire Lee Chennault.

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Among people born in 1609, Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi ranks 8Before him are John II Casimir Vasa, Henrietta Maria of France, Judith Leyster, Raimondo Montecuccoli, Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria, and Nicholas Francis, Duke of Lorraine. After him are Kâtip Çelebi, Charles II Gonzaga, Duke of Nevers, Sophia Eleonore of Saxony, Maria Gonzaga, Duchess of Montferrat, Pierre-Paul Riquet, and Paul Fleming. Among people deceased in 1640, Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi ranks 6Before him are Peter Paul Rubens, Murad IV, George William, Elector of Brandenburg, Francesca Caccini, and Uriel da Costa. After him are Jindřich Matyáš Thurn, Giuseppe Cesari, Charles, Duke of Guise, Wilhelm Kettler, Vittoria Aleotti, and Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi ranks 469 out of 1,301Before him are Andriscus (-185), Themistius (317), Emine Hatun (1398), Germanus I of Constantinople (634), Qara Yusuf (1357), and Ziya Gökalp (1876). After him are Cüneyt Arkın (1937), Köprülüzade Fazıl Mustafa Pasha (1637), Rusa I (-800), Heraclius the Elder (600), Mark of Ephesus (1392), and Gülçiçek Hatun (1355).

Among PILOTS In Turkey

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