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Istanbul ranks 96th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind New Orleans, Kraków, and Vancouver. Memorable people born in Istanbul include Selim II, Murad IV, and Mehmed III. Memorable people who died in Istanbul include Hurrem Sultan, Selim II, and Justinian I. Istanbul has been the birth place of many politicians and writers and the death place of many politicians and religious figures. Istanbul is located in Turkey.

Istanbul, formerly known as Byzantium, Constantinople, and New Rome, 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 257 BC and 1998, Istanbul was the birth place of 301 globally memorable people, including Selim II, Murad IV, and Mehmed III. Additionaly, 303 globally memorable people have passed away in Istanbul including Hurrem Sultan, Selim II, and Justinian I. Interestingly, more notably known people have passed away in Istanbul than were born there.

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Over the past 100 years, actors have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Istanbul, including Halit Ergenç, Tchéky Karyo, and Adile Naşit. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Istanbul, including Selim II, Murad IV, and Mehmed III.

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