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Istanbul ranks 58th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Naples, Glasgow, and Kiev. Memorable people born in Istanbul include Selim II, Murad IV, and Mehmed VI. Memorable people who died in Istanbul include Selim II, Murad IV, and Bayezid II. Istanbul has been the birth place of many Politicians and Actors and the death place of many Politicians and Writers. Istanbul is located in Turkey.

Istanbul, formerly known as Byzantium and Constantinople, is the most populous city in Turkey and the country's economic, cultural and historic center. Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosporus strait between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Its commercial and historical center lies on the European side and about a third of its population lives in suburbs on the Asian side of the Bosporus. With a total population of around 15 million residents in its metropolitan area, Istanbul is one of the world's most populous cities, ranking as the world's fourth largest city proper and the largest European city. The city is the administrative center of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality. Istanbul is a bridge between the East and West. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1118 and 1992, Istanbul was the birth place of 91 globally memorable people, including Selim II, Murad IV, and Mehmed VI. Additionaly, 95 globally memorable people have passed away in Istanbul including Selim II, Murad IV, and Bayezid II. Interestingly, more notably known people have passed away in Istanbul than were born there.

People Born in Istanbul

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Most individuals born in present day Istanbul were Politicians (27), Actors (14), Writers (13), Soccer Players (10), and Singers (6),  while most who died were Politicians (55), Writers (16), Social Activists (4), Military Personnels (2), and Actors (2).

Over the past 100 years the top profession of globally memorable people from present day Istanbul has been Actor, including Kemal Sunal, Halit Ergenç, and Tchéky Karyo. Whereas throughout history the profession with the most memorable people from Istanbul has been Politician, including Selim II, Murad IV, and Mehmed VI.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 25 globally memorable people born in Istanbul since 1700.