Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

1881 - 1938

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Kemal Atatürk (or alternatively written as Kamâl Atatürk, Mustafa Kemal Pasha until 1934, commonly referred to as Mustafa Kemal Atatürk; 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk has received more than 7,562,413 page views. His biography is available in 188 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 186 in 2019). Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is the 11th most popular politician (down from 10th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Greece (up from 6th in 2019) 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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Among politicians, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk ranks 11 out of 15,710Before him are Louis XIV of France, Augustus, Thomas Jefferson, Joseph Stalin, Vladimir Lenin, and Charlemagne. After him are Elizabeth I of England, Saladin, Jimmy Carter, Constantine the Great, Attila, and Suleiman the Magnificent.

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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, Lu Xun, Anna Pavlova, Kliment Voroshilov, Alexander Kerensky, Enver Pasha, and Ludwig von Mises. Among people deceased in 1938, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk ranks 1After him are Edmund Husserl, Georges Méliès, Konstantin Stanislavski, Karel Čapek, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Nikolai Bukharin, Béla Kun, Faustina Kowalska, Kanō Jigorō, Charles Édouard Guillaume, and Karl Kautsky.

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Among people born in Greece, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk ranks 5 out of 855Before him are Alexander the Great (-356), Aristotle (-384), Plato (-427), and Socrates (-470). After him are Hippocrates (-460), Pythagoras (-570), Spartacus (-109), Sophocles (-497), Epicurus (-341), Pericles (-494), and Democritus (-460).


Among politicians born in Greece, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk ranks 1After him are Pericles (-494), Philip II of Macedon (-382), Kösem Sultan (1590), Demosthenes (-384), Leonidas I (-540), Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha (1493), Cleisthenes (-565), Alcibiades (-450), Muhammad Ali of Egypt (1769), Solon (-638), and Peisistratos (-600).