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Ebussuud Efendi

1490 - 1574

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Ebussuud Efendi (Turkish: Mehmed Ebüssuûd Efendi, 30 December 1490 – 23 August 1574) was a Hanafi Maturidi Ottoman jurist and Qur'an exegete, who served as the Qadi (judge) of Istanbul from 1533 to 1537, and the Shaykh al-Islām of the Ottoman Empire from 1545 to 1574. He was also called "El-İmâdî" because his family was from Imâd, a village near Iskilip.Ebussuud was the son of Iskilipli Sheikh Muhiddin Muhammad Efendi. In the 1530s, Ebussuud served as judge in Bursa, Istanbul and Rumelia, where he brought local laws into conformity with Islamic divine law (sharia). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ebussuud Efendi has received more than 115,400 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Ebussuud Efendi is the 803rd most popular religious figure (down from 794th in 2019), the 381st most popular biography from Turkey and the 58th most popular Turkish Religious Figure.

Ebussuud Efendi is most famous for being a scholar, a poet, and a calligrapher.

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Among religious figures, Ebussuud Efendi ranks 803 out of 2,238Before him are Hélder Câmara, Sen no Rikyū, Conrad Schumann, Antipope Gregory VIII, Eugenia of Rome, and Fatimah bint Asad. After him are Gerard of Csanád, Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros, Giuseppe Bertello, Abdullah ibn Salam, Isidore the Laborer, and Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti.

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Among people born in 1490, Ebussuud Efendi ranks 9Before him are Charles III, Duke of Bourbon, Adrian Willaert, Olaus Magnus, Huáscar, Albert of Brandenburg, and Vittoria Colonna. After him are Florian Geyer, Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda, Francesco Maria I della Rovere, Duke of Urbino, Françoise d'Alençon, John III, Duke of Cleves, and Properzia de' Rossi. Among people deceased in 1574, Ebussuud Efendi ranks 9Before him are Charles IX of France, Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Renée of France, Bartolomeo Eustachi, Margaret of France, Duchess of Berry, and Maarten van Heemskerck. After him are Georg Joachim Rheticus, Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine, Louis of Nassau, Guidobaldo II della Rovere, Duke of Urbino, Guru Amar Das, and Damião de Góis.

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Among people born in Turkey, Ebussuud Efendi ranks 381 out of 1,301Before him are Ahmet Tevfik Pasha (1845), Nicephorus Gregoras (1295), Alexios I of Trebizond (1182), Irene Angelina (1181), Tudḫaliya IV (-1300), and Apollinaris of Ravenna (101). After him are Ayşe Sultan (1605), Nicholas Kanabos (1200), Şah Sultan (1544), Bar Hebraeus (1226), Athanasius the Athonite (920), and Anna Porphyrogenita (963).


Among religious figures born in Turkey, Ebussuud Efendi ranks 58Before him are Euphemia (289), Expeditus (300), Adrian and Natalia of Nicomedia (300), Agabus (100), Mammes of Caesarea (259), and Apollinaris of Ravenna (101). After him are Athanasius the Athonite (920), Antipas of Pergamum (100), Charalambos (87), Lucian of Antioch (240), Paul of Samosata (200), and Ignatios of Constantinople (797).