Osman I

1254 - 1327

Osman I

Osman I or Osman Ghazi (Ottoman Turkish: عثمان غازى‎, romanized: ʿOsmān Ġāzī; Turkish: Birinci Osman or Osman Gazi; died 1323/4), sometimes transliterated archaically as Othman, was the leader of the Ottoman Turks and the founder of the Ottoman dynasty. The dynasty bearing his name later established and ruled the nascent Ottoman Empire (first known as the Ottoman Beylik or Emirate). This state, while only a small Turkmen principality during Osman's lifetime, transformed into a world empire in the centuries after his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Osman I has received more than 2,252,722 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 107th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Osman I ranks 106 out of 14,801Before him are Herod the Great, Philip II of Spain, Skanderbeg, Pepin the Short, Bayezid I, and Wilhelm II, German Emperor. After him are Isabella I of Castile, Xerxes I, Louis XIII of France, Muammar Gaddafi, Cardinal Richelieu, and Murad I.

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Among people born in 1254, Osman I ranks 2Before him is Marco Polo. After him are Charles II of Naples, Marie of Brabant, Queen of France, Zhao Mengfu, Floris V, Count of Holland, and Dmitry of Pereslavl. Among people deceased in 1327, Osman I ranks 1After him are Saint Roch, Edward II of England, James II of Aragon, Elizabeth de Burgh, and Agnes of France, Duchess of Burgundy.

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Among people born in Turkey, Osman I ranks 18 out of 901Before him are Murad IV (1612), Mimar Sinan (1490), Murad III (1546), Diogenes (-404), Bayezid I (1354), and Galen (129). After him are Murad I (1326), Mehmed III (1566), Abdul Hamid II (1842), Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (1954), Mustafa I (1591), and Strabo (-64).