Pir Sultan Abdal

1480 - 1550

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Pir Sultan Abdal (born Haydar) is an important religious figure in Alevism and considered legendary among his followers. Despite not mentioned in historical texts, it is believed that he was of Turkmen origin from village of Banaz in present-day Sivas Province in Turkey. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pir Sultan Abdal has received more than 83,939 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Pir Sultan Abdal is the 1,803rd most popular writer (down from 1,427th in 2019), the 576th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 454th in 2019) and the 53rd most popular Turkish Writer.

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Among writers, Pir Sultan Abdal ranks 1,803 out of 5,794Before him are Jón Arason, José Mauro de Vasconcelos, Stanisław Wyspiański, Symeon the New Theologian, Cecil Bødker, and Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz. After him are Ybyrai Altynsarin, Marcel Achard, Methodius of Olympus, Philippe Quinault, Jean Bruller, and Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac.

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Among people born in 1480, Pir Sultan Abdal ranks 22Before him are Dosso Dossi, Gazi Husrev-beg, Jean Clouet, Marcantonio Raimondi, Sebastián de Belalcázar, and Juan de Grijalva. After him are Herri met de Bles, Pedro Damiano, Giovanni Francesco Straparola, António de Abreu, Girolamo Aleandro, and Duarte Barbosa. Among people deceased in 1550, Pir Sultan Abdal ranks 8Before him are William IV, Duke of Bavaria, Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Claude, Duke of Guise, Andrea Alciato, Francesco III Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, and Jón Arason. After him are Gian Giorgio Trissino, Ambrosius Benson, Sebald Beham, Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg, Ashikaga Yoshiharu, and John Major.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Pir Sultan Abdal ranks 576 out of 1,128Before him are Irene Palaiologina of Trebizond (1315), Osman Hamdi Bey (1842), Ariobarzanes of Pontus (-250), Macrina the Younger (324), Symeon the New Theologian (949), and Helena Kantakouzene (1333). After him are Methodius of Olympus (260), Saliha Sultan (1680), Annia Faustina (201), Xenophon of Ephesus (101), John of Ephesus (507), and Menander Protector (550).

Among WRITERS In Turkey

Among writers born in Turkey, Pir Sultan Abdal ranks 53Before him are Oribasius (325), Nicander (-250), Petros Markaris (1937), Eustathius of Thessalonica (1101), Adamantios Korais (1748), and Symeon the New Theologian (949). After him are Methodius of Olympus (260), Xenophon of Ephesus (101), John of Ephesus (507), Menander Protector (550), Zeki Müren (1931), and John Tzetzes (1110).