Murad II

1404 - 1451

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Murad II (Ottoman Turkish: مراد ثانى‎, romanized: Murād-ı sānī, Turkish: II. Murad, 16 June 1404 – 3 February 1451) was the sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1421 to 1444 and again from 1446 to 1451. Murad II's reign was a period of important economic development. Trade increased and Ottoman cities expanded considerably. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Murad II has received more than 1,323,534 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia. Murad II is the 168th most popular politician (down from 147th in 2019), the 28th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 26th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Turkish Politician.

Murad II was the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1421-1451. He was most famous for his military conquests.

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Among politicians, Murad II ranks 168 out of 15,710Before him are Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Mustafa I, Leonidas I, Titus, Reinhard Heydrich, and George W. Bush. After him are Mehmed IV, Maximilien Robespierre, Klemens von Metternich, Harry S. Truman, Septimius Severus, and William I, German Emperor.

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Among people born in 1404, Murad II ranks 1After him are Leon Battista Alberti, Constantine XI Palaiologos, Marie of Anjou, Stjepan Vukčić Kosača, John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset, Orban, and Joan Beaufort, Queen of Scots. Among people deceased in 1451, Murad II ranks 1After him are Barbara of Cilli, Amadeus VIII, Duke of Savoy, Stefan Lochner, and Elizabeth of Görlitz.

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Among people born in Turkey, Murad II ranks 28 out of 1,128Before him are Bayezid I (1354), Bayezid II (1447), Helena (250), Abdul Hamid II (1842), Murad I (1326), and Mustafa I (1591). After him are Mehmed IV (1642), Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire (1615), Luke the Evangelist (31), Heraclius (575), Osman II (1604), and John Chrysostom (349).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Murad II ranks 15Before him are Mehmed III (1566), Bayezid I (1354), Bayezid II (1447), Abdul Hamid II (1842), Murad I (1326), and Mustafa I (1591). After him are Mehmed IV (1642), Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire (1615), Heraclius (575), Osman II (1604), Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (1954), and Suleiman II (1642).