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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 2,591,588 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia. Murad IV is the 96th most popular politician (up from 98th in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Turkey and the 8th 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 96 out of 15,577Before him are Heinrich Himmler, Leonid Brezhnev, Louis XV of France, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Henry IV of France, and Wilhelm II, German Emperor. After him are Uthman, Mary, Queen of Scots, Theodosius I, Kim Il-sung, Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor, and Pontius Pilate.

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Among people born in 1612, Murad IV ranks 1After him are Saskia van Uylenburgh, Dorgon, Louis Le Vau, Wu Sangui, Antoine Arnauld, Pierre Mignard, Jeremi Wiśniowiecki, Odoardo Farnese, Duke of Parma, Samuel Butler, 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, Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi, Jindřich Matyáš Thurn, Giuseppe Cesari, Charles, Duke of Guise, Wilhelm Kettler, Vittoria Aleotti, and Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Murad IV ranks 15 out of 1,301Before him are Ahmed I (1590), Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), Heraclitus (-535), Murad III (1546), Selim I (1470), and Galen (129). After him are Anaximander (-610), Diogenes (-404), Mehmed III (1566), Strabo (-64), Mustafa I (1591), and Murad I (1326).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Murad IV ranks 8Before him are Osman I (1254), Selim II (1524), Ahmed I (1590), Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), Murad III (1546), and Selim I (1470). After him are Mehmed III (1566), Mustafa I (1591), Murad I (1326), Bayezid I (1354), Mehmed IV (1642), and Murad II (1404).