Mehmet Akif Ersoy

1873 - 1936

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Mehmet Akif Ersoy (20 December 1873 – 27 December 1936) was a Turkish poet, writer, academic, politician, and the author of the Turkish National Anthem. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mehmet Akif Ersoy has received more than 137,253 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Mehmet Akif Ersoy is the 1,480th most popular writer (down from 776th in 2019), the 491st most popular biography from Turkey (down from 300th in 2019) and the 42nd most popular Turkish Writer.

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Among writers, Mehmet Akif Ersoy ranks 1,480 out of 5,794Before him are Károly Kerényi, Roland Topor, Nicholas Sparks, Philip José Farmer, Miklós Zrínyi, and Robert Desnos. After him are Tonino Guerra, Silvina Ocampo, Ihara Saikaku, Henry de Montherlant, Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, and Sławomir Mrożek.

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Among people born in 1873, Mehmet Akif Ersoy ranks 48Before him are Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi, Ma Barker, Tullio Levi-Civita, Alexander Bogdanov, Jakob Wassermann, and Leo Frobenius. After him are Otto Wels, Édouard Claparède, Valery Bryusov, Fritz Thyssen, Thorvald Stauning, and Max Adler. Among people deceased in 1936, Mehmet Akif Ersoy ranks 55Before him are Basil Zaharoff, Ahmet Tevfik Pasha, Robert E. Howard, Carl Stumpf, Marcel Grossmann, and Alexander Berkman. After him are Ramón del Valle-Inclán, Kikunae Ikeda, Max Schreck, Edward Bach, Saitō Makoto, and Mikhail Tomsky.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Mehmet Akif Ersoy ranks 491 out of 1,128Before him are Bülent Ersoy (1952), Piri Mehmed Pasha (1458), George Kedrenos (1100), Cüneyt Arkın (1937), Stratonice of Syria (-317), and Diogenes of Oenoanda (200). After him are Meletius of Antioch (400), Emine Erdoğan (1955), Quintus Smyrnaeus (400), Manuel Chrysoloras (1355), George Hamartolos (900), and Halit Ergenç (1970).

Among WRITERS In Turkey

Among writers born in Turkey, Mehmet Akif Ersoy ranks 42Before him are Yaşar Kemal (1923), Namık Kemal (1840), Reşat Nuri Güntekin (1889), Hieronymus of Cardia (-390), Kâtip Çelebi (1609), and Callinus (-680). After him are Quintus Smyrnaeus (400), Symeon the Metaphrast (900), Hipponax (-600), Alexander Polyhistor (-100), Oribasius (325), and Nicander (-250).