Yunus Emre

1240 - 1321

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Yunus Emre (Turkish pronunciation: [juˈnus emˈɾe]) also known as Derviş Yunus (Yunus the Dervish) (1238–1328) (Old Anatolian Turkish: يونس امره) was a Turkish folk poet and Islamic Sufi mystic who greatly influenced Turkish culture. His name, Yunus, is the Muslim equivalent to the English name Jonah. He wrote in Old Anatolian Turkish, an early stage of Turkish. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yunus Emre has received more than 604,035 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Yunus Emre is the 471st most popular writer (down from 424th in 2019), the 209th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 192nd in 2019) and the 10th most popular Turkish Writer.

Yunus Emre is most famous for his poems.

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  • 600k

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  • 74.65

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  • 35

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.09

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.50

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Yunus Emre ranks 471 out of 5,794Before him are Valmiki, Theodore Dreiser, Louis Aragon, Paula Hitler, Susan Sontag, and Tennessee Williams. After him are Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Gérard de Nerval, Arion, Henry IV of Castile, Jostein Gaarder, and Imadaddin Nasimi.

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Among people born in 1240, Yunus Emre ranks 3Before him are Pope Benedict XI and Cimabue. After him are Arnolfo di Cambio, Arnaldus de Villa Nova, Abraham Abulafia, Pietro Cavallini, Henry VI, Count of Luxembourg, Magnus III of Sweden, Siger of Brabant, Emperor Duzong, and Elizabeth the Cuman. Among people deceased in 1321, Yunus Emre ranks 2Before him is Dante Alighieri. After him are Stefan Milutin, Birger, King of Sweden, Matthew III Csák, María de Molina, and Ibn al-Banna' al-Marrakushi.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Yunus Emre ranks 209 out of 1,128Before him are Elia Kazan (1909), Romanos II (938), Alexios IV Angelos (1182), Dragut (1485), Uzun Hasan (1423), and Isaac I Komnenos (1007). After him are Kayqubad I (1188), Constantine VIII (960), John IV Laskaris (1250), Saint Nino (296), Gyges of Lydia (-790), and Ahmet Necdet Sezer (1941).

Among WRITERS In Turkey

Among writers born in Turkey, Yunus Emre ranks 10Before him are Lucian (120), Orhan Pamuk (1952), Anacreon (-570), Anna Komnene (1083), Dionysius of Halicarnassus (-60), and Ammianus Marcellinus (330). After him are Giorgos Seferis (1900), Novatian (220), Aratus (-315), André Chénier (1762), Artemidorus (200), and Theodoret (393).