Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

1881 - 1938

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Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, also known as Mustafa Kemal Pasha until 1921, and Ghazi Mustafa Kemal from 1921 until the Surname Law of 1934 (c. 1881 – 10 November 1938), was a Turkish field marshal, revolutionary statesman, author, and the founding father of the Republic of Turkey, serving as its first president from 1923 until his death in 1938. He undertook sweeping progressive reforms, which modernized Turkey into a secular, industrializing nation. Ideologically a secularist and nationalist, his policies and socio-political theories became known as Kemalism.Atatürk came to prominence for his role in securing the Ottoman Turkish victory at the Battle of Gallipoli (1915) during World War I. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk has received more than 11,188,169 page views. His biography is available in 198 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 193 in 2019). Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is the 15th most popular politician (down from 11th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Greece and the most popular Greek Politician.

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was the founder of the Republic of Turkey. He is most famous for his role in the Turkish War of Independence and his leadership in the establishment of the Republic of Turkey in 1923.

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Over the past year Mustafa Kemal Atatürk has had the most page views in the with 2,464,880 views, followed by English (1,742,449), and Arabic (593,894). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Fiji Hindi (70,600.00%), Lithuanian (3,592.17%), and Irish (919.53%)


Among politicians, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk ranks 15 out of 19,576Before him are Thomas Jefferson, Saladin, Vladimir Lenin, Jimmy Carter, Augustus, and Richard Nixon. After him are Cleopatra, David, Henry Kissinger, Commodus, Otto von Bismarck, and Andrew Jackson.

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Among people born in 1881, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk ranks 2Before him is Pablo Picasso. After him are Alexander Fleming, Stefan Zweig, Pope John XXIII, Béla Bartók, Asta Nielsen, Lu Xun, Anna Pavlova, Alexander Kerensky, Hans Kelsen, and Enver Pasha. Among people deceased in 1938, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk ranks 1After him are Edmund Husserl, Karel Čapek, Georges Méliès, Charles Édouard Guillaume, Konstantin Stanislavski, Nikolai Bukharin, Kanō Jigorō, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Béla Kun, and Faustina Kowalska.

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Among people born in Greece, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk ranks 7 out of 1,024Before him are Aristotle (-384), Plato (-427), Socrates (-470), Alexander the Great (-356), Pythagoras (-570), and Homer (-800). After him are Hippocrates (-460), Sophocles (-497), Pericles (-494), Democritus (-460), Epicurus (-341), and El Greco (1541).


Among politicians born in Greece, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk ranks 1After him are Pericles (-494), Kösem Sultan (1590), Philip II of Macedon (-382), Bayezid II (1447), Demosthenes (-384), Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha (1493), Leonidas I (-540), Muhammad Ali of Egypt (1769), Cleisthenes (-565), Solon (-638), and Alcibiades (-450).