Murad IV

1612 - 1640

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Murad IV (Ottoman Turkish: مراد رابع, Murād-ı Rābiʿ; Turkish: IV. Murad, 27 July 1612 – 8 February 1640) was the sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1623 to 1640, known both for restoring the authority of the state and for the brutality of his methods. Murad IV was born in Constantinople, the son of Sultan Ahmed I (r. 1603–17) and Kösem Sultan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Murad IV has received more than 3,079,605 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Murad IV is the 111th most popular politician (down from 94th in 2019), the 19th most popular biography from Türkiye (down from 15th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Politician.

Murad IV was the Ottoman Sultan from 1623 to 1640. He is most famous for his wars against Persia and Austria.

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Among politicians, Murad IV ranks 111 out of 19,576Before him are Darius the Great, Heinrich Himmler, Angela Merkel, Franz Joseph I of Austria, Henry IV of France, and Lorenzo de' Medici. After him are Pepin the Short, Harry S. Truman, Silvio Berlusconi, Hadrian, Pontius Pilate, and Kim Jong-il.

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Among people born in 1612, Murad IV ranks 1After him are Dorgon, Wu Sangui, Louis Le Vau, Saskia van Uylenburgh, Antoine Arnauld, Pierre Mignard, Şehzade Bayezid, Samuel Butler, Jeremi Wiśniowiecki, Peter Stuyvesant, and Claude Françoise de Lorraine. Among people deceased in 1640, Murad IV ranks 2Before him is Peter Paul Rubens. After him are George William, Elector of Brandenburg, Francesca Caccini, Uriel da Costa, Giuseppe Cesari, Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi, Jindřich Matyáš Thurn, Vittoria Aleotti, Wilhelm Kettler, Alessandro Salvio, and Charles, Duke of Guise.

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In Türkiye

Among people born in Türkiye, Murad IV ranks 19 out of 1,347Before him are Selim I (1470), Diogenes (-404), Murad III (1546), Anaximander (-610), Saint Barbara (300), and Strabo (-64). After him are Mehmed III (1566), Murad I (1326), Murad II (1404), Basil of Caesarea (329), Abdul Hamid II (1842), and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (1954).

Among POLITICIANS In Türkiye

Among politicians born in Türkiye, Murad IV ranks 8Before him are Osman I (1254), Selim II (1524), Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), Ahmed I (1590), Selim I (1470), and Murad III (1546). After him are Mehmed III (1566), Murad I (1326), Murad II (1404), Abdul Hamid II (1842), Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (1954), and Mustafa I (1591).