Bayezid II

1447 - 1512

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Bayezid II (Ottoman Turkish: بايزيد ثانى, romanized: Bāyezīd-i s̱ānī; Turkish: II. Bayezid; 3 December 1447 – 26 May 1512) was the sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1481 to 1512. During his reign, Bayezid consolidated the Ottoman Empire, thwarted a pro-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 2,228,725 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Bayezid II is the 142nd most popular politician (down from 127th in 2019), the 25th most popular biography from Greece (up from 26th 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 142 out of 19,576Before him are Murad II, Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, David Ben-Gurion, Benjamin Netanyahu, Bernie Sanders, and Skanderbeg. After him are Sun Yat-sen, Simón Bolívar, Al Gore, Augusto Pinochet, Hatshepsut, and Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden.

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

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Among people born in Greece, Bayezid II ranks 25 out of 1,024Before him are Aeschylus (-525), Sappho (-630), Philip II of Macedon (-382), Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (1921), Protagoras (-486), and Thucydides (-460). After him are Spartacus (-109), Phidias (-490), Hayreddin Barbarossa (1478), Xenophon (-430), Demosthenes (-384), and Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha (1493).


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), Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha (1493), Leonidas I (-540), Muhammad Ali of Egypt (1769), Cleisthenes (-565), Solon (-638), and Alcibiades (-450).