Mehmed I

1386 - 1421

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Mehmed I (1389 – 26 May 1421), also known as Mehmed Çelebi (Ottoman Turkish: چلبی محمد‎, "the noble-born") or Kirişçi (Greek: Κυριτζής, romanized: Kyritzis, "lord's son"), was the Ottoman sultan from 1413 to 1421. The fourth son of Sultan Bayezid I and Devlet Hatun, he fought with his brothers over control of the Ottoman realm in the Ottoman Interregnum (1402–1413). Starting from the province of Rûm he managed to bring first Anatolia and then the European territories (Rumelia) under his control, reuniting the Ottoman state by 1413, and ruling it until his death in 1421. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mehmed I has received more than 865,754 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia. Mehmed I is the 239th most popular politician (down from 174th in 2019), the 41st most popular biography from Turkey (down from 28th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Turkish Politician.

Mehmed I was the Ottoman sultan who conquered Constantinople in 1453.

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Among politicians, Mehmed I ranks 239 out of 15,710Before him are Lech Wałęsa, Sulla, Joe Biden, Olof Palme, Nicholas I of Russia, and Konrad Adenauer. After him are Philip II of France, Charles the Bald, Enver Hoxha, Louis XII of France, Alexander III of Russia, and Paul I of Russia.

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Among people born in 1386, Mehmed I ranks 3Before him are Donatello and Henry V of England. After him are John of Capistrano, Henry XVI, Duke of Bavaria, Ashikaga Yoshimochi, and Ambrose Traversari. Among people deceased in 1421, Mehmed I ranks 1After him are Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence, Jean II Le Maingre, and Nanni di Banco.

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Among people born in Turkey, Mehmed I ranks 41 out of 1,128Before him are Anaximander (-610), Margaret the Virgin (292), Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (1954), Suleiman II (1642), Basil of Caesarea (329), and Mahmud II (1785). After him are Mehmed VI (1861), Julian (331), Anaxagoras (-500), Epictetus (50), Croesus (-596), and Xenophanes (-570).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Mehmed I ranks 23Before him are Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire (1615), Heraclius (575), Osman II (1604), Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (1954), Suleiman II (1642), and Mahmud II (1785). After him are Mehmed VI (1861), Julian (331), Croesus (-596), Constantine XI Palaiologos (1404), Ahmed II (1643), and Mehmed V (1844).