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Bayezid II

1447 - 1512

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Bayezid II (Ottoman Turkish: بايزيد ثانى, romanized: Bāyezīd-i s̱ānī, 3 December 1447 – 26 May 1512, Turkish: II. Bayezid) was the eldest son and the successor of Mehmed II and ruled as Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1481 to 1512. During his reign, Bayezid consolidated the Ottoman Empire, thwarted a Safavid rebellion and finally abdicated his throne to his son, Selim I. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bayezid II has received more than 1,690,755 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Bayezid II is the 129th most popular politician (up from 144th in 2019), the 26th most popular biography from Greece (down from 23rd in 2019) and the 5th most popular Greek Politician.

Bayezid II is most famous for his victory over the crusaders in the Battle of Nicopolis in 1396.

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Among politicians, Bayezid II ranks 129 out of 15,577Before him are Amenhotep III, Lorenzo de' Medici, Xerxes I, Claudius, Mark Antony, and Narendra Modi. After him are Kim Jong-il, Francis I of France, Mehmed IV, Murad II, George W. Bush, and Deng Xiaoping.

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Among people born in 1447, Bayezid II ranks 1After him are Chenghua Emperor, Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria, Catherine of Genoa, Philippe de Commines, Maria of Serbia, Queen of Bosnia, Giovanni Antonio Amadeo, Pietro Riario, and Eberhard II, Duke of Württemberg. Among people deceased in 1512, Bayezid II ranks 2Before him is Amerigo Vespucci. After him are Gaston of Foix, Duke of Nemours, Sophia Jagiellon, Margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach, Svante Nilsson, Alessandro Achillini, and Antoine Brumel.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Bayezid II ranks 26 out of 936Before him are Philip II of Macedon (-382), Sappho (-630), Plutarch (46), El Greco (1541), Thucydides (-460), and Phidias (-490). After him are Nurbanu Sultan (1525), Xenophon (-430), Demosthenes (-384), Themistocles (-524), Leonidas I (-540), and Hayreddin Barbarossa (1478).


Among politicians born in Greece, Bayezid II ranks 5Before him are Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881), Pericles (-494), Kösem Sultan (1590), and Philip II of Macedon (-382). After him are Demosthenes (-384), Leonidas I (-540), Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha (1493), Cleisthenes (-565), Solon (-638), Muhammad Ali of Egypt (1769), and Alcibiades (-450).