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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 Ottoman Sultan 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 1,412,913 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Murad I is the 120th most popular politician (up from 150th in 2019), the 21st most popular biography from Turkey (up from 26th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Turkish 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 120 out of 15,577Before him are Hatshepsut, Tiberius, Clovis I, Diocletian, Cyrus the Great, and Mustafa I. After him are Bayezid I, Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, Amenhotep III, Lorenzo de' Medici, Xerxes I, and Claudius.

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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, Simeon Uroš, Rinchinbal Khan, Maria of Navarre, Tommaso da Modena, and Manuel Kantakouzenos. 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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Among people born in Turkey, Murad I ranks 21 out of 1,301Before him are Murad IV (1612), Anaximander (-610), Diogenes (-404), Mehmed III (1566), Strabo (-64), and Mustafa I (1591). After him are Bayezid I (1354), Hesiod (-800), Mehmed IV (1642), Murad II (1404), Mihrimah Sultan (1522), and Abdul Hamid II (1842).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Murad I ranks 11Before him are Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), Murad III (1546), Selim I (1470), Murad IV (1612), Mehmed III (1566), and Mustafa I (1591). After him are Bayezid I (1354), Mehmed IV (1642), Murad II (1404), Abdul Hamid II (1842), Şehzade Mustafa (1515), and Osman II (1604).