Piri Reis

1470 - 1554

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Ahmed Muhiddin Piri (c. 1465 – 1553), better known as Piri Reis (Turkish: Pîrî Reis or Hacı Ahmet Muhittin Pîrî Bey), was an Ottoman admiral, navigator, geographer and cartographer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Piri Reis has received more than 634,728 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Piri Reis is the 6th most popular geographer (down from 5th in 2019), the 75th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 64th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Turkish Geographer.

Piri Reis was a Turkish admiral and cartographer. Piri Reis is most famous for his world map, which was the oldest known world map to show the Americas.

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Among geographers, Piri Reis ranks 6 out of 67Before him are Eratosthenes, Strabo, Alexander von Humboldt, Gerardus Mercator, and Muhammad al-Idrisi. After him are Pausanias, Abraham Ortelius, George Everest, Martin Waldseemüller, Ferdinand von Richthofen, and Wladimir Köppen.

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Among people born in 1470, Piri Reis ranks 4Before him are Selim I, Edward V of England, and Charles VIII of France. After him are Isabella of Aragon, Queen of Portugal, Martin Waldseemüller, Hongzhi Emperor, Catherine of Navarre, György Dózsa, Pietro Bembo, Francis, Count of Vendôme, and Isabella of Aragon, Duchess of Milan. Among people deceased in 1554, Piri Reis ranks 1After him are Lady Jane Grey, John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony, Leo Africanus, Sebastiano Serlio, Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, João Manuel, Prince of Portugal, Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, Hieronymus Bock, Pedro Cieza de León, Moretto da Brescia, and Sibylle of Cleves.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Piri Reis ranks 75 out of 1,128Before him are Aspasia (-470), Gregory of Nazianzus (329), Honorius (384), Rachel (-3500), Constantine VII (905), and Nestorius (381). After him are Ibn Taymiyyah (1263), Şehzade Bayezid (1525), Alexios I Komnenos (1048), Abdulmejid II (1868), Murad V (1840), and Lucian (120).


Among geographers born in Turkey, Piri Reis ranks 2Before him are Strabo (-64). After him are Pausanias (110) and Artemidorus Ephesius (-150).