Talaat Pasha

1874 - 1921

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Mehmed Talaat (1 September 1874 – 15 March 1921), commonly known as Talaat Pasha or Talat Pasha, was a Turkish Ottoman politician and convicted war criminal of the late Ottoman Empire who served as its de facto leader from 1913 to 1918. Talaat Pasha was chairman of the Union and Progress Party, which operated a one party dictatorship in the Ottoman Empire during World War I. The Armenian genocide and other ethnic cleansing operations were undertaken during his time as Minister of Interior Affairs. Born in Kırcaali (Kardzhali), Adrianople (Edirne) Vilayet, Mehmed Talaat grew up to despise Sultan Abdul Hamid II's autocracy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Talaat Pasha has received more than 655,330 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Talaat Pasha is the 1,173rd most popular politician (up from 1,390th in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from Bulgaria (up from 18th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Bulgarian Politician.

Talaat Pasha was most famous for his role in the Armenian Genocide. He was a Turkish politician and one of the three members of the Young Turk triumvirate that ruled the Ottoman Empire from 1913 to 1918.

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Among politicians, Talaat Pasha ranks 1,173 out of 15,710Before him are Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Justin II, Afonso V of Portugal, Asa of Judah, Eric XIV of Sweden, and Camille Desmoulins. After him are Jahangir, Antoine of Navarre, Oswald Mosley, Shang Yang, Antiochus I Soter, and Muawiya II.

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Among people born in 1874, Talaat Pasha ranks 16Before him are Herbert Hoover, Chaim Weizmann, Ernst Cassirer, Max Scheler, Johannes Stark, and Alexander Kolchak. After him are Gertrude Stein, G. K. Chesterton, Carl Bosch, António Egas Moniz, Sunjong of Korea, and Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Among people deceased in 1921, Talaat Pasha ranks 5Before him are Camille Saint-Saëns, Enrico Caruso, Peter Kropotkin, and Peter I of Serbia. After him are Gabriel Lippmann, Ludwig III of Bavaria, John Boyd Dunlop, Carl Menger, Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, and Alfred Hermann Fried.

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In Bulgaria

Among people born in Bulgaria, Talaat Pasha ranks 16 out of 313Before him are Boris III of Bulgaria (1894), Phocas (547), Marcian (396), Simeon I of Bulgaria (864), Todor Zhivkov (1911), and Diogenes of Apollonia (-460). After him are Julia Kristeva (1941), Boris I of Bulgaria (828), Tiberius II Constantine (520), Kubrat (605), Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1937), and Tzvetan Todorov (1939).

Among POLITICIANS In Bulgaria

Among politicians born in Bulgaria, Talaat Pasha ranks 11Before him are Maximinus Thrax (173), Boris III of Bulgaria (1894), Phocas (547), Marcian (396), Simeon I of Bulgaria (864), and Todor Zhivkov (1911). After him are Boris I of Bulgaria (828), Tiberius II Constantine (520), Kubrat (605), Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1937), Kaloyan of Bulgaria (1168), and Ivan Asen II of Bulgaria (1195).