Murad I

1326 - 1389

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Murad I (Ottoman Turkish: مراد اول; Turkish: I. Murad, Murad-ı Hüdavendigâr (nicknamed Hüdavendigâr, from Persian: خداوندگار, romanized: Khodāvandgār, lit. 'the devotee of God' – meaning "sovereign" in this context); 29 June 1326 – 15 June 1389) was the sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1362 to 1389. He was the son of Orhan Gazi and Nilüfer Hatun. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Murad I has received more than 1,763,160 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Murad I is the 132nd most popular politician (down from 118th in 2019), the 21st most popular biography from Türkiye and the 10th most popular Politician.

Murad I is most famous for being the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1362-1389.

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Among politicians, Murad I ranks 132 out of 19,576Before him are Theodosius I, Cyrus the Great, Philip II of Macedon, Hermann Göring, Philip IV of France, and Clovis I. After him are John Major, Herod the Great, Isabella I of Castile, Murad II, Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, and David Ben-Gurion.

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Among people born in 1326, Murad I ranks 1After him are Louis I of Hungary, Joanna I of Naples, Ivan II of Moscow, Joan I, Countess of Auvergne, Rinchinbal Khan, Simeon Uroš, Maria of Navarre, Tommaso da Modena, Manuel Kantakouzenos, and Francesco I Gattilusio. Among people deceased in 1389, Murad I ranks 1After him are Hafez, Pope Urban VI, Miloš Obilić, Dmitry Donskoy, Lazar of Serbia, U of Goryeo, Gülçiçek Hatun, William I, Duke of Bavaria, Chang of Goryeo, Hayam Wuruk, and Albert IV, Duke of Mecklenburg.

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In Türkiye

Among people born in Türkiye, Murad I ranks 21 out of 1,347Before him are Murad III (1546), Anaximander (-610), Saint Barbara (300), Strabo (-64), Murad IV (1612), and Mehmed III (1566). After him are Murad II (1404), Basil of Caesarea (329), Abdul Hamid II (1842), Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (1954), Luke the Evangelist (31), and Mustafa I (1591).

Among POLITICIANS In Türkiye

Among politicians born in Türkiye, Murad I ranks 10Before him are Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), Ahmed I (1590), Selim I (1470), Murad III (1546), Murad IV (1612), and Mehmed III (1566). After him are Murad II (1404), Abdul Hamid II (1842), Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (1954), Mustafa I (1591), Orhan (1288), and Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire (1615).