Mehmet Ali Ağca

1958 - Today

Mehmet Ali Ağca

Mehmet Ali Ağca (Turkish pronunciation: [mehˈmet aˈli ˈaːdʒa]; born 9 January 1958) is a Turkish assassin and Grey Wolves member who murdered left-wing journalist Abdi İpekçi on 1 February 1979, and later shot and wounded Pope John Paul II on 13 May 1981, after escaping from a Turkish prison. After serving 19 years of imprisonment in Italy where he was visited by the Pope, he was deported to Turkey, where he served a ten-year sentence. In 2007, he converted to Roman Catholicism and was released from jail on 18 January 2010. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mehmet Ali Ağca has received more than 743,184 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 28th most popular extremist.

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  • 740k

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  • 63.08

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  • 51

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 11.26

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.47

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among extremists, Mehmet Ali Ağca ranks 28 out of 182Before him are Cleon, Jim Jones, John Wayne Gacy, Amon Göth, Charles Ponzi, and Peter Kürten. After him are Luis Carrero Blanco, George Stinney, Ayman al-Zawahiri, Otto Ohlendorf, Andreas Baader, and H. H. Holmes.

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Among people born in 1958, Mehmet Ali Ağca ranks 14Before him are Ursula von der Leyen, Gary Oldman, Albert II, Prince of Monaco, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kate Bush, and Prince. After him are Ice-T, Bruce Dickinson, Alec Baldwin, Tim Robbins, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Ellen DeGeneres.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Mehmet Ali Ağca ranks 276 out of 901Before him are Eumenes II (-221), Ali ibn al-Athir (1160), Basilios Bessarion (1403), Priscus (410), Theophanes the Confessor (758), and Eumenes (-362). After him are Tansu Çiller (1946), Sabbas the Sanctified (439), Polyxena (null), Anthemius of Tralles (474), Avidius Cassius (130), and Fritigern (400).

Among EXTREMISTS In Turkey

Among extremists born in Turkey, Mehmet Ali Ağca ranks 3Before him are Herostratus (-301) and Abdullah Öcalan (1949).

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