Mehmed the Conqueror

1432 - 1481

Mehmed the Conqueror

Mehmed II (Ottoman Turkish: محمد ثانى‎, romanized: Meḥmed-i sānī; Turkish: II. Mehmet, pronounced [icinˈdʒi ˈmehmet]; 30 March 1432 – 3 May 1481), commonly known as Mehmed the Conqueror (Ottoman Turkish: ابو الفتح‎, romanized: Ebū'l-Fetḥ, lit. 'The Father of Conquest'; Turkish: Fatih Sultan Mehmet), was an Ottoman Sultan who ruled from August 1444 to September 1446, and then later from February 1451 to May 1481. In Mehmed II's first reign, he defeated the crusade led by John Hunyadi after the Hungarian incursions into his country broke the conditions of the truce Peace of Szeged. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mehmed the Conqueror has received more than 3,613,418 page views. His biography is available in 92 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 72nd most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Mehmed the Conqueror ranks 71 out of 14,801Before him are Kim Il-sung, Henry Kissinger, Ivan the Terrible, Richard I of England, George Washington, and Pontius Pilate. After him are Benjamin Franklin, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Vladimir Putin, Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor, Napoleon III, and Mary II of England.

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Among people born in 1432, Mehmed the Conqueror ranks 1After him are Pope Innocent VIII, Afonso V of Portugal, Alvise Cadamosto, Isabel of Coimbra, Anne of Austria, Landgravine of Thuringia, Ahmad ibn Mājid, Bartolomeo Vivarini, Hōjō Sōun, and Luigi Pulci. Among people deceased in 1481, Mehmed the Conqueror ranks 1After him are Christian I of Denmark, Afonso V of Portugal, Lekë Dukagjini, Ikkyū, Axayacatl, and Bartolomeo Platina.

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Among people born in Turkey, Mehmed the Conqueror ranks 9 out of 901Before him are Herodotus (-484), Suleiman the Magnificent (1494), Heraclitus (-535), Selim II (1524), Thales of Miletus (-623), and Selim I (1470). After him are Saint Nicholas (270), Ahmed I (1590), Murad IV (1612), Mimar Sinan (1490), Murad III (1546), and Diogenes (-404).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Mehmed the Conqueror ranks 4Before him are Suleiman the Magnificent (1494), Selim II (1524), and Selim I (1470). After him are Ahmed I (1590), Murad IV (1612), Murad III (1546), Bayezid I (1354), Osman I (1254), Murad I (1326), Mehmed III (1566), and Abdul Hamid II (1842).

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