Ibn Arabi, the Sufi, visited Konya in 1207 at the invitation of the Seljuq governor of that time and married the mother of his disciple Sadreddin Konevi.
The tomb of Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi, the Persian Sufi poet commonly known as “Mevlâna” and who is the founder of the Sufi Mevlevi order (known for the Whirling Dervishes), is located in Konya where he spent the last fifty years of his life.
Hazrat Shah Jalal was born in 1271 in Konya.
Nasreddin died in Konya in the 13th century.
Orkut Büyükkökten, a software engineer who developed the social networking service Orkut, was born in 1975 in Konya.
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