Bayezid II

1447 - 1512

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

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bayezid II has received more than 1,241,357 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Bayezid II is the 144th most popular politician (down from 130th in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from Turkey (down from 21st in 2019) and the 11th most popular Turkish 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 144 out of 15,710Before him are Simón Bolívar, Richard Nixon, Bayezid I, Kublai Khan, Darius III, and Paul von Hindenburg. After him are Hosni Mubarak, Abdul Hamid II, Louis the Pious, Francis I of France, Augusto Pinochet, and Murad I.

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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, Giovanni Antonio Amadeo, Philippe de Commines, and Pietro Riario. 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, Antoine Brumel, Svante Nilsson, and Alessandro Achillini.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Bayezid II ranks 23 out of 1,128Before him are Murad III (1546), Mimar Sinan (1490), Mehmed III (1566), Hesiod (-800), Strabo (-64), and Bayezid I (1354). After him are Helena (250), Abdul Hamid II (1842), Murad I (1326), Mustafa I (1591), Murad II (1404), and Mehmed IV (1642).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Bayezid II ranks 11Before him are Selim I (1470), Ahmed I (1590), Murad IV (1612), Murad III (1546), Mehmed III (1566), and Bayezid I (1354). After him are Abdul Hamid II (1842), Murad I (1326), Mustafa I (1591), Murad II (1404), Mehmed IV (1642), and Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire (1615).