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Orhan Ghazi (Ottoman Turkish: اورخان غازی; Turkish: Orhan Gazi, also spelled Orkhan, c. 1281 – March 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Orhan has received more than 1,350,587 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Orhan is the 181st most popular politician (up from 400th in 2019), the 38th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 65th in 2019) and the 20th most popular Turkish 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 181 out of 15,577Before him are Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, Suleiman II, Thutmose III, Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, Charles I of Austria, and Nicholas I of Russia. After him are George H. W. Bush, Marcus Licinius Crassus, Kublai Khan, Alp Arslan, Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor, and Salman of Saudi Arabia.

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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, James I, Count of La Marche, Anna von Schweidnitz, Joan of the Tower, Frederick III, Duke of Austria, Louis I of Naples, Constantine III, King of Armenia, and John III of Trebizond.

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Among people born in Turkey, Orhan ranks 38 out of 1,301Before him are Helena (250), Mimar Sinan (1490), Mehmed I (1386), John Chrysostom (349), Anaxagoras (-500), and Suleiman II (1642). After him are Alp Arslan (1029), Heraclius (575), Mahidevran (1500), Mehmed VI (1861), Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire (1615), and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (1954).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Orhan ranks 20Before him are Murad II (1404), Abdul Hamid II (1842), Şehzade Mustafa (1515), Osman II (1604), Mehmed I (1386), and Suleiman II (1642). After him are Alp Arslan (1029), Heraclius (575), Mahidevran (1500), Mehmed VI (1861), Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire (1615), and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (1954).