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Istanbul ranks 33rd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Florence, San Francisco, and Detroit. Memorable people born in Istanbul include Julian, Constantine XI Palaiologos, and Mihrimah Sultan. Memorable people who died in Istanbul include Justinian I, Selim II, and Murad IV. 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 is the largest city in Turkey and the country's economic, cultural and historic center. The city straddles the Bosphorus strait, and lies in both Europe and Asia, with a population of over 15 million residents, comprising 19% of the population of Turkey. Istanbul is the most populous city in Europe, and the world's fifteenth-largest city. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 0 and 1998, Istanbul was the birth place of 334 globally memorable people, including Julian, Constantine XI Palaiologos, and Mihrimah Sultan. Additionaly, 351 globally memorable people have passed away in Istanbul including Justinian I, Selim II, and Murad IV. 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 Kemal Sunal. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Istanbul, including Julian, Constantine XI Palaiologos, and Ahmed II.

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