Hurrem Sultan

1502 - 1558

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Hürrem Sultan (Turkish pronunciation: [hyɾˈɾæm suɫˈtan]; Ottoman Turkish: حرّم سلطان; "the joyful one"; c. 1504 – 15 April 1558), also known as Roxelana (Ukrainian: Роксолана, romanized: Roksolana), was the chief consort and legal wife of the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hurrem Sultan has received more than 3,340,885 page views. Her biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Hurrem Sultan is the 86th most popular politician (down from 27th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 1st in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Ukrainian Politician.

Hurrem Sultan was most famous for being the wife of Suleiman the Magnificent. She was also known for her beauty and power.

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Among politicians, Hurrem Sultan ranks 86 out of 19,576Before her are Caligula, Uthman, Selim I, Harald V of Norway, Nebuchadnezzar II, and Giuseppe Garibaldi. After her are Ronald Reagan, Kim Il-sung, Napoleon III, George Washington, Trajan, and Hirohito.

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Among people born in 1502, Hurrem Sultan ranks 1After her are Pope Gregory XIII, Atahualpa, John III of Portugal, La Malinche, Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Miguel López de Legazpi, Pedro Nunes, Thomas Tallis, Anthony Maria Zaccaria, Otto Henry, Elector Palatine, and Heinrich Aldegrever. Among people deceased in 1558, Hurrem Sultan ranks 2Before her is Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. After her are Mary I of England, Mary of Hungary, Eleanor of Austria, Julius Caesar Scaliger, Clément Janequin, Reginald Pole, Robert Recorde, Johannes Bugenhagen, Jean Fernel, and Macropedius.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Hurrem Sultan ranks 2 out of 1,365Before her are Leon Trotsky (1879). After her are Leonid Brezhnev (1906), Golda Meir (1898), Nikolai Gogol (1809), Sergei Prokofiev (1891), Stepan Bandera (1909), John III Sobieski (1629), Kazimir Malevich (1879), Bohdan Khmelnytsky (1595), Joseph Conrad (1857), and Hafsa Sultan (1479).

Among POLITICIANS In Ukraine

Among politicians born in Ukraine, Hurrem Sultan ranks 2Before her are Leon Trotsky (1879). After her are Leonid Brezhnev (1906), Golda Meir (1898), Stepan Bandera (1909), John III Sobieski (1629), Hafsa Sultan (1479), Viktor Yanukovych (1950), Sviatoslav I of Kiev (942), Stanisław Leszczyński (1677), Viktor Yushchenko (1954), and Leonid Kuchma (1938).