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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 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 at a time made a vassal of the empire but they would regain independence in 1582. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Murad III has received more than 2,121,643 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Murad III is the 75th most popular politician (up from 111th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 17th in 2019) and the 6th 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 75 out of 15,577Before him are Hillary Clinton, Huang Xianfan, Muammar Gaddafi, Ronald Reagan, Frederick the Great, and Darius the Great. After him are Ivan the Terrible, Richard I of England, Napoleon III, Rama, Joe Biden, and Ashoka.

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Among people born in 1546, Murad III ranks 1After him are Tycho Brahe, Joachim Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg, Heo Jun, Veronica Franco, Bartholomeus Spranger, Takeda Katsuyori, Charlotte of Bourbon, Dorothea of Denmark, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Thomas Digges, and Johann Fischart. Among people deceased in 1595, Murad III ranks 1After him are Torquato Tasso, Philip Neri, Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria, Mohammad Khodabanda, 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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Among people born in Turkey, Murad III ranks 12 out of 1,301Before him are Osman I (1254), Selim II (1524), Saint George (280), Ahmed I (1590), Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), and Heraclitus (-535). After him are Selim I (1470), Galen (129), Murad IV (1612), Anaximander (-610), Diogenes (-404), and Mehmed III (1566).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Murad III ranks 6Before him are Suleiman the Magnificent (1494), Osman I (1254), Selim II (1524), Ahmed I (1590), and Mehmed the Conqueror (1432). After him are Selim I (1470), Murad IV (1612), Mehmed III (1566), Mustafa I (1591), Murad I (1326), and Bayezid I (1354).