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Ibn Kemal

1468 - 1536

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Şemseddin Ahmed (1469–1534), better known by his pen name Ibn Kemal or Kemalpaşazâde ("son of Kemal Pasha"), was an Ottoman historian, Shaykh al-Islām, jurist and poet.He was born into a distinguished military family in Edirne and as a young man he served in the army and later studied at various madrasas and became the Kadı of Edirne in 1515. He had Iranian roots on his mother's side. He became a highly respected scholar and was commissioned by the Ottoman ruler Bayezid II to write an Ottoman history (Tevārīh-i Āl-i Osmān, "The Chronicles of the House of Osman"). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ibn Kemal has received more than 48,680 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Ibn Kemal is the 2,646th most popular writer, the 785th most popular biography from Turkey and the 84th most popular Turkish Writer.

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Among writers, Ibn Kemal ranks 2,646 out of 5,755Before him are Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Takuboku Ishikawa, Lucía Sánchez Saornil, May Ziade, Shulamith Firestone, and Joseph Delaney. After him are Esaias Tegnér, Ngaio Marsh, Naoya Shiga, Avetik Isahakyan, Liviu Rebreanu, and László Krasznahorkai.

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Among people born in 1468, Ibn Kemal ranks 11Before him are Tomé Pires, Juan de Zumárraga, Juan del Encina, Francesco Donato, Cornelis Engebrechtsz., and Catherine of Saxony, Archduchess of Austria. After him is Henry the Middle, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg. Among people deceased in 1536, Ibn Kemal ranks 18Before him are John of Leiden, George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford, Gil Vicente, Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, Felice della Rovere, and Jacob Hutter. After him are Bernhard III, Margrave of Baden-Baden and Hector Boece.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Ibn Kemal ranks 785 out of 1,301Before him are Necip Fazıl Kısakürek (1904), George, Emperor of Trebizond (1255), Alypius the Stylite (700), Kuber (null), Roza Eskenazi (1895), and Andronikos V Palaiologos (1400). After him are Arda Turan (1987), Aristides Quintilianus (150), Peter of Sebaste (345), Nicomedes III of Bithynia (-200), Alcidamas (null), and Constantine Lascaris (1434).

Among WRITERS In Turkey

Among writers born in Turkey, Ibn Kemal ranks 84Before him are Paul the Silentiary (520), George of Pisidia (580), Timotheus of Miletus (-450), Bion of Smyrna (-300), Polemon I of Pontus (-65), and Antiochus Kantemir (1708). After him are Fatma Aliye Topuz (1862), Xanthus (-500), Mkhitar Sebastatsi (1676), Halid Ziya Uşaklıgil (1865), Marie-Joseph Chénier (1764), and Diphilus (-350).