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About Mimar Sinan Koca Mimar Sinan Ağa (Ottoman Turkish: قوجو معمار سنان آغا; Modern Turkish: Mimar Sinan) (15 April 1489 - 17 July 1588) was the chief Ottoman architect and civil engineer for sultans Suleiman I, Selim II, and Murad III. He was, during a period of fifty years, responsible for the construction or the supervision of every major building in the Ottoman Empire. More than three hundred structures are credited to his name, not including some more modest projects, such as his Koran schools (sibyan mektebs). His masterpiece is the Selimiye Mosque in Edirne, although his most famous work is the Suleiman Mosque in Istanbul. He had under him an extensive governmental department and trained many assistants who, in turn, distinguished themselves, including Sedefhar Mehmet Ağa, architect of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque. He is considered the greatest architect of the classical period of Ottoman architecture, and is often compared to Michelangelo, his contemporary in the West. The stature of Michelangelo and his plans for St. Peter's Basilica in Rome were well-known in Istanbul, since he (and also Leonardo da Vinci) received an invitation to build a bridge over the Golden Horn by the Ottoman Sultan Bayezid II in 1502.

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1. Sabiha Gökçen 63037
2. Mehmet Haberal 47293
3. Mimar Sinan 35016
4. Türkan Saylan 28404
5. Harun Parlar 19708
6. Oktay Sinanoğlu 13161
7. Cahit Arf 8766
8. Ali Bardakoglu 4508
9. Ahmet Taner Kışlalı 2139
10. Ilber Ortayli 1449

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8. Allan Kardec 52410
9. Mehmet Haberal 47293
10. Olavo de Carvalho 40572
11. Oswaldo Cruz 35981
12. Mimar Sinan 35016
13. Türkan Saylan 28404
14. Nicolae Paulescu 27105
15. Nikola Tesla 21494
16. Harun Parlar 19708

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