Namık Kemal

  • namık kemal
    kemalbey.jpg
    born(1840-12-21)21 december 1840
    tekirdağ, ottoman empire
    died2 december 1888(1888-12-02) (aged 47)
    chios, ottoman empire
    resting placebolayır, gelibolu, turkey
    occupationpoet, novelist, journalist, playwright
    nationalityottoman
    period1871–1888
    literary movementromanticism
    notable worksvatan yahut silistre
    intibah
    cezmi
    gülnihal

    namık kemal (21 december 1840 – 2 december 1888) was an ottoman democrat[1][2][3], writer, intellectual, reformer, journalist, playwright, and political activist who was influential in the formation of the young ottomans and their struggle for governmental reform in the ottoman empire during the late tanzimat period, which would lead to the first constitutional era in the empire in 1876.[4] kemal was particularly significant for championing the notions of freedom and fatherland[5] in his numerous plays and poems, and his works would have a powerful impact on the establishment of and future reform movements in turkey, as well as other former ottoman lands.[6] he is often regarded as being instrumental in redefining western concepts like natural rights and constitutional government.[7]

  • early years
  • political career
  • ideology and exile
  • legacy
  • bibliography
  • see also
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Namık Kemal
Kemalbey.jpg
Born(1840-12-21)21 December 1840
Tekirdağ, Ottoman Empire
Died2 December 1888(1888-12-02) (aged 47)
Chios, Ottoman Empire
Resting placeBolayır, Gelibolu, Turkey
OccupationPoet, novelist, journalist, playwright
NationalityOttoman
Period1871–1888
Literary movementRomanticism
Notable worksVatan Yahut Silistre
Intibah
Cezmi
Gülnihal

Namık Kemal (21 December 1840 – 2 December 1888) was an Ottoman democrat[1][2][3], writer, intellectual, reformer, journalist, playwright, and political activist who was influential in the formation of the Young Ottomans and their struggle for governmental reform in the Ottoman Empire during the late Tanzimat period, which would lead to the First Constitutional Era in the Empire in 1876.[4] Kemal was particularly significant for championing the notions of freedom and fatherland[5] in his numerous plays and poems, and his works would have a powerful impact on the establishment of and future reform movements in Turkey, as well as other former Ottoman lands.[6] He is often regarded as being instrumental in redefining Western concepts like natural rights and constitutional government.[7]