1288 - 1362

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Orhan Ghazi (Ottoman Turkish: اورخان غازی; Turkish: Orhan Gazi, also spelled Orkhan; died 1362) was the second sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1323/4 to 1362. He was born in Söğüt, as the son of Osman I. In the early stages of his reign, Orhan focused his energies on conquering most of northwestern Anatolia. The majority of these areas were under Byzantine rule and he won his first battle at Pelekanon against the Byzantine Emperor Andronikos III Palaiologos. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Orhan has received more than 1,870,666 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). Orhan is the 159th most popular politician (up from 179th in 2019), the 28th most popular biography from Türkiye (up from 38th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Politician.

Orhan is most famous for writing the Ottoman Chronicles, which is a history of the Ottoman Empire.

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Among politicians, Orhan ranks 159 out of 19,576Before him are Hulagu Khan, Shimon Peres, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Akbar, Deng Xiaoping, and Mustafa I. After him are Gamal Abdel Nasser, Baldwin IV of Jerusalem, Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire, Cardinal Richelieu, Mehmed IV, and Francis I of France.

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Among people born in 1288, Orhan ranks 1After him are Charles I of Hungary, Ivan I of Moscow, Emperor Go-Daigo, Emperor Go-Fushimi, Gersonides, and Mahmoud Shabestari. Among people deceased in 1362, Orhan ranks 1After him are Pope Innocent VI, Anna von Schweidnitz, James I, Count of La Marche, Frederick III, Duke of Austria, Louis I of Naples, Joan of the Tower, Muhammad VI of Granada, John III of Trebizond, and Constantine III, King of Armenia.

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In Türkiye

Among people born in Türkiye, Orhan ranks 28 out of 1,347Before him are Murad II (1404), Basil of Caesarea (329), Abdul Hamid II (1842), Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (1954), Luke the Evangelist (31), and Mustafa I (1591). After him are Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire (1615), Mehmed IV (1642), Anaxagoras (-500), Osman II (1604), Hesiod (-800), and John Chrysostom (349).

Among POLITICIANS In Türkiye

Among politicians born in Türkiye, Orhan ranks 15Before him are Mehmed III (1566), Murad I (1326), Murad II (1404), Abdul Hamid II (1842), Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (1954), and Mustafa I (1591). After him are Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire (1615), Mehmed IV (1642), Osman II (1604), Bayezid I (1354), Mehmed I (1386), and Heraclius (575).