Murad III

1546 - 1595

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Murad III (Ottoman Turkish: مراد ثالث, romanized: Murād-i sālis; Turkish: III. Murad; 4 July 1546 – 16 January 1595) was the sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1574 until his death in 1595. His rule saw battles with the Habsburgs and exhausting wars with the Safavids. The long-independent Morocco was for a time made a vassal of the empire but regained independence in 1582. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Murad III has received more than 2,580,003 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Murad III is the 97th most popular politician (down from 74th in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Türkiye (down from 12th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Politician.

Murad III was the Ottoman Sultan from 1574 to 1595. He is most famous for his war with Safavid Persia and his death.

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Over the past year Murad III has had the most page views in the with 408,132 views, followed by English (338,761), and Russian (327,759). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Marathi (271.95%), Simple English (185.10%), and Albanian (129.10%)


Among politicians, Murad III ranks 97 out of 19,576Before him are Trajan, Hirohito, Leonid Brezhnev, Ashoka, Mary II of England, and Philip II of Spain. After him are Kösem Sultan, Diocletian, Mahmoud Abbas, Margaret Thatcher, Ivan the Terrible, and Boris Yeltsin.

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Among people born in 1546, Murad III ranks 1After him are Tycho Brahe, Veronica Franco, Joachim Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg, Bartholomeus Spranger, Heo Jun, Takeda Katsuyori, Dorothea of Denmark, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Charlotte of Bourbon, Johann Fischart, and Thomas Digges. Among people deceased in 1595, Murad III ranks 1After him are Torquato Tasso, Philip Neri, Mohammad Khodabanda, Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria, Archduke Ernest of Austria, Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira, António, Prior of Crato, John Hawkins, Thoinot Arbeau, Jeremias II of Constantinople, and Louis Gonzaga, Duke of Nevers.

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In Türkiye

Among people born in Türkiye, Murad III ranks 15 out of 1,347Before him are Selim II (1524), Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), Ahmed I (1590), Galen (129), Selim I (1470), and Diogenes (-404). After him are Anaximander (-610), Saint Barbara (300), Strabo (-64), Murad IV (1612), Mehmed III (1566), and Murad I (1326).

Among POLITICIANS In Türkiye

Among politicians born in Türkiye, Murad III ranks 7Before him are Suleiman the Magnificent (1494), Osman I (1254), Selim II (1524), Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), Ahmed I (1590), and Selim I (1470). After him are Murad IV (1612), Mehmed III (1566), Murad I (1326), Murad II (1404), Abdul Hamid II (1842), and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (1954).