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Hurrem Sultan

1502 - 1558

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Roxelana (Ukrainian: Роксолана, romanized: Roksolana; lit. 'the Ruthenian one'; c. 1500 – 15 April 1558), also known as Hurrem Sultan (Turkish pronunciation: [hyɾˈɾæm suɫˈtan], Ottoman Turkish: خُرّم سلطان, romanized: Ḫurrem Sulṭān, Modern Turkish: Hürrem Sultan), 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 3,206,598 page views. Her biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Hurrem Sultan is the 28th most popular politician (up from 62nd in 2019), the most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 2nd in 2019) and the 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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  • 67

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  • 12.30

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  • 2.68

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Among politicians, Hurrem Sultan ranks 28 out of 15,577Before her are Hannibal, Otto von Bismarck, Hammurabi, Cicero, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Attila. After her are Mao Zedong, Queen Victoria, Commodus, Osman I, Abraham Lincoln, and Qin Shi Huang.

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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, Thomas Tallis, Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Miguel López de Legazpi, Pedro Nunes, Anthony Maria Zaccaria, Otto Henry, Elector Palatine, and Heinrich Aldegrever. Among people deceased in 1558, Hurrem Sultan ranks 1After her are Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, Mary I of England, Mary of Hungary, Eleanor of Austria, Julius Caesar Scaliger, Clément Janequin, Reginald Pole, Robert Recorde, Johannes Bugenhagen, Jean Fernel, and Anna van Egmont.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Hurrem Sultan ranks 1 out of 1,083After her are Leon Trotsky (1879), Leonid Brezhnev (1906), Nikolai Gogol (1809), Sergei Prokofiev (1891), Viktor Yanukovych (1950), Hafsa Sultan (1479), Stepan Bandera (1909), Ilya Repin (1844), Golda Meir (1898), Kazimir Malevich (1879), and John III Sobieski (1629).

Among POLITICIANS In Ukraine

Among politicians born in Ukraine, Hurrem Sultan ranks 1After her are Leon Trotsky (1879), Leonid Brezhnev (1906), Viktor Yanukovych (1950), Hafsa Sultan (1479), Stepan Bandera (1909), Golda Meir (1898), John III Sobieski (1629), Sviatoslav I of Kiev (942), Kliment Voroshilov (1881), Stanisław Leszczyński (1677), and Leonid Kuchma (1938).