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İstanbul

İstanbul ranks 13th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Vienna, Milan, and Berlin. Memorable people born in İstanbul include Selim II, Saint Barbara, and Helena. Memorable people who died in İstanbul include Hannibal, Constantine the Great, and Saint George. İstanbul has been the birth place of many Political Leaders and Religious Figures and the death place of many Political Leaders and Religious Figures. İstanbul 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 396 BC and 1997, İstanbul was the birth place of 284 globally memorable people, including Selim II, Saint Barbara, and Helena. Additionaly, 244 globally memorable people have passed away in İstanbul including Hannibal, Constantine the Great, and Saint George.

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Over the past 100 years the top profession of globally memorable people from İstanbul has been Soccer Player, including Arda Turan, Nihat Kahveci, and Hakan Şükür. Whereas throughout history the profession with the most memorable people from İstanbul has been Political Leaders, including Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Abdul Hamid II, and Julian.