Murad III

1546 - 1595

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Murad III (Ottoman Turkish: مراد ثالث Murād-i sālis, Turkish: III. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Murad III has received more than 1,764,830 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Murad III is the 111th most popular politician (down from 95th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 14th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Turkish 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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Among politicians, Murad III ranks 111 out of 15,710Before him are Philip IV of France, Xerxes I, Claudius, George Washington, Isabella I of Castile, and Pepin the Short. After him are Yasser Arafat, Mark Antony, Kim Jong-il, Uthman, Harald Fairhair, and Marcus Licinius Crassus.

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Among people born in 1546, Murad III ranks 1After him are Tycho Brahe, Veronica Franco, Heo Jun, Joachim Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg, Bartholomeus Spranger, 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 Philip Neri, Torquato Tasso, Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria, Mohammad Khodabanda, Archduke Ernest of Austria, John Hawkins, Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira, António, Prior of Crato, Thoinot Arbeau, Jeremias II of Constantinople, and John Frederick II, Duke of Saxony.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Murad III ranks 17 out of 1,128Before him are Selim I (1470), Diogenes (-404), Ahmed I (1590), Saint Nicholas (270), Murad IV (1612), and Galen (129). After him are Mimar Sinan (1490), Mehmed III (1566), Hesiod (-800), Strabo (-64), Bayezid I (1354), and Bayezid II (1447).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Murad III ranks 8Before him are Selim II (1524), Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), Osman I (1254), Selim I (1470), Ahmed I (1590), and Murad IV (1612). After him are Mehmed III (1566), Bayezid I (1354), Bayezid II (1447), Abdul Hamid II (1842), Murad I (1326), and Mustafa I (1591).