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Armenian Genocide

Armenian Genocide

Inflicted by the Turkish government on the Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire, 1915-18 and 1920-3, with one and a half million victims.  However it is a sensitive issue, with the numbers dis...

Event, Tragedy, Armenia, Turkey

1 memorial

Hipparchus

Hipparchus

Astronomer, geographer, and mathematician.  190 BC – c. 120 BC.   Founder of trigonometry.   Possibly invented the armillary sphere, which we've discovered is occasionally used as a memorial, e.g. ...

Person, Science, Greece, Turkey

1 memorial

Murad, son of Abdullah

Murad, son of Abdullah

Gun maker active in 1524. The inscription reads "Turkish gun made by Murad, son of Abdullah, Chief Gunner in 1524" but that doesn't make it clear who was the Chief Gunner: Murad or Abdullah. We gue...

Person, Craft / Design, Turkey

1 memorial

Harold Nicolson

Harold Nicolson

Diplomat and politician. Born as Harold George Nicolson at the British legation, Tehran in what was then Persia. Joined the diplomatic service in 1909 and served in various posts. Entered parliamen...

Person, Politics & Administration, Gardens / Agriculture, Literature, Germany, Iran/Persia, Spain, Turkey

1 memorial

Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale

Nurse, statistician, author. Born in Italy (go on, guess which city) while her parents were on the grand tour. Her sister was born one year earlier in Naples, and named Frances Parthenope, the Gree...

Person, Medicine, Seriously Famous, Crimea, Italy, Turkey

4 memorials

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