Bayezid I

1354 - 1403

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Bayezid I (Ottoman Turkish: بايزيد اول‎, Turkish: I. Bayezid, nicknamed Yıldırım, Ottoman Turkish: یلدیرم‎, "Lightning, Thunderbolt", often "Bajazet"; c. 1360 – 8 March 1403) was the Ottoman Sultan from 1389 to 1402. He was the son of Murad I and Gülçiçek Hatun. He built one of the largest armies in the known world at the time and unsuccessfully besieged Constantinople. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bayezid I has received more than 1,108,411 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia. Bayezid I is the 140th most popular politician (down from 104th in 2019), the 22nd most popular biography from Turkey (down from 16th in 2019) and the 10th 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 140 out of 15,710Before him are Skanderbeg, Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, Deng Xiaoping, Sun Yat-sen, Simón Bolívar, and Richard Nixon. After him are Kublai Khan, Darius III, Paul von Hindenburg, Bayezid II, Hosni Mubarak, and Abdul Hamid II.

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Among people born in 1354, Bayezid I ranks 1After him are Constance of Castile, Duchess of Lancaster, Skirgaila, 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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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Bayezid I ranks 22 out of 1,128Before him are Galen (129), Murad III (1546), Mimar Sinan (1490), Mehmed III (1566), Hesiod (-800), and Strabo (-64). After him are Bayezid II (1447), Helena (250), Abdul Hamid II (1842), Murad I (1326), Mustafa I (1591), and Murad II (1404).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Bayezid I ranks 10Before him are Osman I (1254), Selim I (1470), Ahmed I (1590), Murad IV (1612), Murad III (1546), and Mehmed III (1566). After him are Bayezid II (1447), Abdul Hamid II (1842), Murad I (1326), Mustafa I (1591), Murad II (1404), and Mehmed IV (1642).