Mehmed III

1566 - 1603

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Mehmed III (Ottoman Turkish: محمد ثالث, Meḥmed-i sālis; Turkish: III. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mehmed III has received more than 1,573,881 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Mehmed III is the 133rd most popular politician (down from 114th in 2019), the 19th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 20th 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 133 out of 15,710Before him are Hatshepsut, Alfred the Great, Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, Hermann Göring, Amenhotep III, and Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Skanderbeg, Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, Deng Xiaoping, Sun Yat-sen, Simón Bolívar, and Richard Nixon.

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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, Giovanni Baglione, Jan Jesenius, Sendivogius, and Anna Juliana Gonzaga. 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, Andrea Cesalpino, Sharafkhan Bidlisi, Maerten de Vos, Pierre Charron, Ostilio Ricci, and George Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Mehmed III ranks 19 out of 1,128Before him are Ahmed I (1590), Saint Nicholas (270), Murad IV (1612), Galen (129), Murad III (1546), and Mimar Sinan (1490). After him are Hesiod (-800), Strabo (-64), Bayezid I (1354), Bayezid II (1447), Helena (250), and Abdul Hamid II (1842).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Mehmed III ranks 9Before him are Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), Osman I (1254), Selim I (1470), Ahmed I (1590), Murad IV (1612), and Murad III (1546). After him are Bayezid I (1354), Bayezid II (1447), Abdul Hamid II (1842), Murad I (1326), Mustafa I (1591), and Murad II (1404).