Turkey ranks 4,463rd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Castlebar, Mount Laurel, New Jersey, and Staßfurt. Memorable people born in Turkey include Ulfilas, Nizamüddin Ahmed Pasha, and Burhan Sargun. Memorable people who died in Turkey include Justinian II, Ismail al-Jazari, and Occhiali. Turkey has been the birth place of many religious figures and politicians and the death place of many politicians and inventors. Turkey is located in Turkey.
Turkey or Türkiye, officially the Republic of Türkiye, is a country located at the juncture of Southeast Europe and West Asia. It is mainly on the Anatolian Peninsula in West Asia, with a small portion called East Thrace on the Balkan Peninsula in Southeast Europe. It borders the Black Sea to the north; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Iran to the east; Iraq to the southeast; Syria and the Mediterranean Sea to the south; the Aegean Sea to the west; and Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest. Cyprus is off the south coast. Most of the country's citizens are ethnic Turks, while Kurds are the largest ethnic minority. Ankara is Turkey's capital and second-largest city, while Istanbul is its largest city and economic and financial centre. Read more on Wikipedia
Between 311 and 1929, Turkey was the birth place of 3 globally memorable people, including Ulfilas, Nizamüddin Ahmed Pasha, and Burhan Sargun. Additionaly, 6 globally memorable people have passed away in Turkey including Justinian II, Ismail al-Jazari, and Occhiali. Interestingly, more notably known people have passed away in Turkey than were born there.
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Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 1 globally memorable people born in Turkey since 1700.