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Mehmed III

1566 - 1603

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Mehmed III (Ottoman Turkish: محمد ثالث, Meḥmed-i sālis; Turkish: III. Mehmed; 26 May 1566 – 22 December 1603) was Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1595 until his death in 1603. Mehmed was known for ordering the execution of his brothers and leading the army in the Long Turkish war, during which the Ottoman army was victorious at the decisive Battle of Keresztes. This victory was however undermined by some military losses such as in Gyor and Nikopol. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mehmed III has received more than 1,988,026 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Mehmed III is the 103rd most popular politician (up from 133rd in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 19th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Turkish Politician.

Mehmed III was most famous for being the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1595 to 1603. Mehmed III is most famous for being the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1595 to 1603.

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Among politicians, Mehmed III ranks 103 out of 15,577Before him are Uthman, Mary, Queen of Scots, Theodosius I, Kim Il-sung, Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor, and Pontius Pilate. After him are Philip IV of France, Hadrian, Mary II of England, Herod the Great, Hermann Göring, and Isabella I of Castile.

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Among people born in 1566, Mehmed III ranks 1After him are James VI and I, Sigismund III Vasa, Carlo Gesualdo, Isabella Clara Eugenia, Giambattista Basile, Abraham Bloemaert, Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi, Jan Jesenius, Giovanni Baglione, Sendivogius, and Marie of the Incarnation. Among people deceased in 1603, Mehmed III ranks 2Before him is Elizabeth I of England. After him are François Viète, William Gilbert, Maria of Austria, Holy Roman Empress, Ahmad al-Mansur, Şehzade Mahmud, Andrea Cesalpino, Sharafkhan Bidlisi, Maerten de Vos, Irina Godunova, and Pierre Charron.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Mehmed III ranks 18 out of 1,301Before him are Murad III (1546), Selim I (1470), Galen (129), Murad IV (1612), Anaximander (-610), and Diogenes (-404). After him are Strabo (-64), Mustafa I (1591), Murad I (1326), Bayezid I (1354), Hesiod (-800), and Mehmed IV (1642).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Mehmed III ranks 9Before him are Selim II (1524), Ahmed I (1590), Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), Murad III (1546), Selim I (1470), and Murad IV (1612). After him are Mustafa I (1591), Murad I (1326), Bayezid I (1354), Mehmed IV (1642), Murad II (1404), and Abdul Hamid II (1842).