Bayezid II

1447 - 1512

Bayezid II

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 943,081 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 131st most popular politician.

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 66

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 14.53

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.67

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among politicians, Bayezid II ranks 130 out of 14,801Before him are Uthman, Abdul Hamid II, Akbar, Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden. After him are Mark Antony, Deng Xiaoping, Simón Bolívar, Mustafa I, Pompey, and Augusto Pinochet.

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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, Giovanni Antonio Amadeo, Catherine of Genoa, 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, Antoine Brumel, Svante Nilsson, and Alessandro Achillini.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Bayezid II ranks 21 out of 698Before him are Aristophanes (-448), Democritus (-460), Plutarch (46), Thucydides (-460), Sappho (-630), and Kösem Sultan (1590). After him are Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (1921), Phidias (-490), Themistocles (-524), Xenophon (-430), Hayreddin Barbarossa (1478), and Demosthenes (-384).


Among politicians born in Greece, Bayezid II ranks 5Before him are Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881), Pericles (-494), Philip II of Macedon (-382), and Kösem Sultan (1590). After him are Demosthenes (-384), Leonidas I (-540), Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha (1493), Cleisthenes (-565), Alcibiades (-450), Solon (-638), and Xanthippe (-500).

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