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Ahmed I

1590 - 1617

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Ahmed I (Ottoman Turkish: احمد اول Aḥmed-i evvel; Turkish: I. Ahmed; 18 April 1590 – 22 November 1617) was 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 3,353,439 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Ahmed I is the 57th most popular politician (up from 92nd in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 13th in 2019) and the 4th 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 57 out of 15,577Before him are Saddam Hussein, Boris Yeltsin, Nebuchadnezzar II, Nikita Khrushchev, Marcus Aurelius, and Fidel Castro. After him are Martin Van Buren, Josip Broz Tito, Benjamin Franklin, Mehmed the Conqueror, Nicholas II of Russia, and Henry Kissinger.

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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, Gioachino Greco, Yamada Nagamasa, Urbain Grandier, Théophile de Viau, and Jacob van Eyck. Among people deceased in 1617, Ahmed I ranks 1After him are Pocahontas, John Napier, Rose of Lima, Francisco Suárez, Concino Concini, Emperor Go-Yōzei, Hendrik Goltzius, David Fabricius, 4th Dalai Lama, Fausto Veranzio, and Dorothea of Denmark, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg.

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Among people born in Turkey, Ahmed I ranks 9 out of 1,301Before him are Suleiman the Magnificent (1494), Thales of Miletus (-623), Saint Nicholas (270), Osman I (1254), Selim II (1524), and Saint George (280). After him are Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), Heraclitus (-535), Murad III (1546), Selim I (1470), Galen (129), and Murad IV (1612).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Ahmed I ranks 4Before him are Suleiman the Magnificent (1494), Osman I (1254), and Selim II (1524). After him are Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), Murad III (1546), Selim I (1470), Murad IV (1612), Mehmed III (1566), Mustafa I (1591), Murad I (1326), and Bayezid I (1354).