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Sabiha Gökçen

1913 - 2001

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Sabiha Gökçen (Turkish: [sabiˈha ɟøcˈtʃɛn]; 22 March 1913 – 22 March 2001) was a Turkish aviator. During her flight career, she flew around 8,000 hours and participated in 32 different military operations. She was the world's first female fighter pilot, aged 23. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sabiha Gökçen has received more than 735,820 page views. Her biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Sabiha Gökçen is the 4th most popular pilot (down from 3rd in 2019), the 196th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 179th in 2019) and the most popular Turkish Pilot.

Sabiha Gökçen was the first female fighter pilot in the world. She was the daughter of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey.

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Among pilots, Sabiha Gökçen ranks 4 out of 48Before her are Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, and Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen. After her are Roland Garros, Adolf Galland, Hanna Reitsch, Ernst Udet, Francis Gary Powers, Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet, Chesley Sullenberger, and Ivan Kozhedub.

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Among people born in 1913, Sabiha Gökçen ranks 19Before her are Claude Simon, Klaus Barbie, Paul Ricœur, Ramón Mercader, Gustáv Husák, and Benjamin Britten. After her are Makarios III, Lon Nol, Paul Erdős, Albert Ellis, Bảo Đại, and Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona. Among people deceased in 2001, Sabiha Gökçen ranks 13Before her are Jorge Amado, Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary, Jack Lemmon, Herbert A. Simon, Didi, and Christiaan Barnard. After her are Léopold Sédar Senghor, Iannis Xenakis, Fred Hoyle, Wilhelm Mohnke, Laurent-Désiré Kabila, and Ernst Gombrich.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Sabiha Gökçen ranks 196 out of 1,301Before her are Phorcys (null), Andronikos I Komnenos (1118), Adnan Menderes (1899), Süleyman Demirel (1924), Hippodamus of Miletus (-498), and Proclus (412). After her are Anthemius (420), Yunus Emre (1240), Turgut Özal (1927), Bias of Priene (-600), Pulcheria (399), and Gregory Palamas (1296).

Among PILOTS In Turkey

Among pilots born in Turkey, Sabiha Gökçen ranks 1After her are Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi (1609).