Murad IV

1612 - 1640

Murad IV

Murad IV (Ottoman Turkish: مراد رابع‎, Murād-ı Rābiʿ; 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 1,472,932 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 90th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Murad IV ranks 89 out of 14,801Before him are Heinrich Himmler, Louis XV of France, Ahmed I, Henry IV of France, Philip II of Macedon, and Lorenzo de' Medici. After him are Hadrian, Mary I of England, Ashoka, Yasser Arafat, Darius the Great, and Murad III.

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Among people born in 1612, Murad IV ranks 1After him are Dorgon, Saskia van Uylenburgh, Louis Le Vau, Antoine Arnauld, Samuel Butler, Peter Stuyvesant, Pierre Mignard, Odoardo Farnese, Duke of Parma, Jeremi Wiśniowiecki, Margherita de' Medici, and Janusz Radziwiłł. 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, Jindřich Matyáš Thurn, Giuseppe Cesari, Wilhelm Kettler, Alessandro Salvio, Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski, Robert Burton, and Paul Fleming.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Murad IV ranks 12 out of 901Before him are Selim II (1524), Thales of Miletus (-623), Selim I (1470), Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), Saint Nicholas (270), and Ahmed I (1590). After him are Mimar Sinan (1490), Murad III (1546), Diogenes (-404), Bayezid I (1354), Galen (129), and Osman I (1254).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Murad IV ranks 6Before him are Suleiman the Magnificent (1494), Selim II (1524), Selim I (1470), Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), and Ahmed I (1590). After him are Murad III (1546), Bayezid I (1354), Osman I (1254), Murad I (1326), Mehmed III (1566), and Abdul Hamid II (1842).

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