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Cappadocia has been home to many historic people. The first humans to settle in a town were Cappadocians. In the fourth century, Cappadocian Fathers St. Basil the Great and St. Gregory Nazianzus articulated Trinitarian theology and shaped the monastic movement. In later Islamic times, famous teachers like Rumi and Haci Bektaş pioneered spiritual traditions that endure to this day. The people of Cappadocia, as both individuals and groups, have enjoyed an outsized influence on history. These articles explore their notable lives.
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