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 2,315,051 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Murad IV is the 98th most popular politician (down from 89th in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 12th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Turkish 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 98 out of 15,710Before him are Ahmed I, Boris Yeltsin, Philip II of Spain, Philip II of Macedon, Giuseppe Garibaldi, and Leonid Brezhnev. After him are Wilhelm II, German Emperor, Ivar the Boneless, Cleopatra, Herod the Great, Muammar Gaddafi, and Hirohito.

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Among people born in 1612, Murad IV ranks 1After him are Dorgon, Wu Sangui, Saskia van Uylenburgh, Louis Le Vau, Antoine Arnauld, Pierre Mignard, Peter Stuyvesant, Samuel Butler, Jeremi Wiśniowiecki, Odoardo Farnese, Duke of Parma, and Margherita de' Medici. Among people deceased in 1640, Murad IV ranks 2Before him is Peter Paul Rubens. After him are Uriel da Costa, George William, Elector of Brandenburg, Francesca Caccini, Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi, Jindřich Matyáš Thurn, Wilhelm Kettler, Giuseppe Cesari, Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski, Alessandro Salvio, and Paul Fleming.

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Among people born in Turkey, Murad IV ranks 15 out of 1,128Before him are Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), Osman I (1254), Selim I (1470), Diogenes (-404), Ahmed I (1590), and Saint Nicholas (270). After him are Galen (129), Murad III (1546), Mimar Sinan (1490), Mehmed III (1566), Hesiod (-800), and Strabo (-64).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Murad IV ranks 7Before him are Suleiman the Magnificent (1494), Selim II (1524), Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), Osman I (1254), Selim I (1470), and Ahmed I (1590). After him are Murad III (1546), Mehmed III (1566), Bayezid I (1354), Bayezid II (1447), Abdul Hamid II (1842), and Murad I (1326).