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Bayezid I

1354 - 1403

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Bayezid I (Ottoman Turkish: بايزيد اول, Turkish: I. Bayezid), also known as Bayezid the Thunderbolt (Ottoman Turkish: یلدیرم بايزيد, Turkish: Yıldırım Bayezid; c. 1360 – 8 March 1403), was the Ottoman Sultan from 1389 to 1402. He adopted the title of Sultan-i Rûm, Rûm being an old Islamic name for the culturally Hellenistic Eastern Roman Empire. He decisively defeated the Crusaders at the Battle of Nicopolis in what is now Bulgaria in 1396. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bayezid I has received more than 1,555,580 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Bayezid I is the 121st most popular politician (up from 140th in 2019), the 22nd most popular biography from Turkey and the 12th most popular Turkish Politician.

Bayezid I is most famous for his conquest of Constantinople in 1453.

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Among politicians, Bayezid I ranks 121 out of 15,577Before him are Tiberius, Clovis I, Diocletian, Cyrus the Great, Mustafa I, and Murad I. After him are Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, Amenhotep III, Lorenzo de' Medici, Xerxes I, Claudius, and Mark Antony.

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Among people born in 1354, Bayezid I ranks 1After him are Skirgaila, Constance of Castile, Duchess of Lancaster, Dan I of Wallachia, and Peter II of Cyprus. Among people deceased in 1403, Bayezid I ranks 1After him are Henry Percy and Katherine Swynford.

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Among people born in Turkey, Bayezid I ranks 22 out of 1,301Before him are Anaximander (-610), Diogenes (-404), Mehmed III (1566), Strabo (-64), Mustafa I (1591), and Murad I (1326). After him are Hesiod (-800), Mehmed IV (1642), Murad II (1404), Mihrimah Sultan (1522), Abdul Hamid II (1842), and Şehzade Mustafa (1515).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Bayezid I ranks 12Before him are Murad III (1546), Selim I (1470), Murad IV (1612), Mehmed III (1566), Mustafa I (1591), and Murad I (1326). After him are Mehmed IV (1642), Murad II (1404), Abdul Hamid II (1842), Şehzade Mustafa (1515), Osman II (1604), and Mehmed I (1386).