Ahmed I

1590 - 1617

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Ahmed I (Ottoman Turkish: احمد اول‎ Aḥmed-i evvel; Turkish: I. Ahmed; April 1590 – 22 November 1617) was the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1603 until his death in 1617. Ahmed's reign is noteworthy for marking the first breach in the Ottoman tradition of royal fratricide; henceforth Ottoman rulers would no longer systematically execute their brothers upon accession to the throne. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ahmed I has received more than 2,800,594 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Ahmed I is the 92nd most popular politician (down from 85th in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 11th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Turkish Politician.

Ahmed I is most famous for being the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1617 to 1618. He was a military man, and he led the Ottoman army to victory in several battles.

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Among politicians, Ahmed I ranks 92 out of 15,710Before him are Heinrich Himmler, Ashoka, Mary II of England, Hadrian, Tiberius, and Darius the Great. After him are Boris Yeltsin, Philip II of Spain, Philip II of Macedon, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Leonid Brezhnev, and Murad IV.

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Among people born in 1590, Ahmed I ranks 1After him are Kösem Sultan, Pope Clement X, Mahfiruz Hatun, Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Simon Vouet, Charles of Austria, Bishop of Wroclaw, Urbain Grandier, Gioachino Greco, Jacob van Eyck, Théophile de Viau, and William Bradford. Among people deceased in 1617, Ahmed I ranks 2Before him is Pocahontas. After him are John Napier, Rose of Lima, Francisco Suárez, Emperor Go-Yōzei, Hendrik Goltzius, 4th Dalai Lama, Concino Concini, David Fabricius, Fausto Veranzio, and Dorothea of Denmark, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Ahmed I ranks 13 out of 1,128Before him are Thales of Miletus (-623), Selim II (1524), Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), Osman I (1254), Selim I (1470), and Diogenes (-404). After him are Saint Nicholas (270), Murad IV (1612), Galen (129), Murad III (1546), Mimar Sinan (1490), and Mehmed III (1566).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Ahmed I ranks 6Before him are Suleiman the Magnificent (1494), Selim II (1524), Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), Osman I (1254), and Selim I (1470). After him are Murad IV (1612), Murad III (1546), Mehmed III (1566), Bayezid I (1354), Bayezid II (1447), and Abdul Hamid II (1842).