Osman II

1604 - 1622

Photo of Osman II

Icon of person Osman II

Osman II (Ottoman Turkish: عثمان ثانى ‘Osmān-i sānī; 3 November 1604 – 20 May 1622), also known as Osman the Young (Turkish: Genç Osman), was the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 26 February 1618 until his regicide on 20 May 1622. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Osman II has received more than 1,210,871 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Osman II is the 197th most popular politician (up from 214th in 2019), the 33rd most popular biography from Turkey (up from 39th in 2019) and the 19th most popular Turkish Politician.

Osman II was the Ottoman Sultan who reigned from 1618 to 1622. He is most famous for his brutal massacre of the Janissaries.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.2M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 82.97

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 68

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.65

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.38

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Osman IIS by language


Among politicians, Osman II ranks 197 out of 15,710Before him are Edward VI of England, Harun al-Rashid, George VI, Heraclius, Louis IX of France, and George H. W. Bush. After him are Muawiyah I, Anwar Sadat, Frederick the Great, Silvio Berlusconi, Odoacer, and Slobodan Milošević.

Most Popular Politicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1604, Osman II ranks 1After him are John IV of Portugal, Johann Rudolf Glauber, Tokugawa Iemitsu, Claudia de' Medici, John Maurice, Prince of Nassau-Siegen, Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine, Bernard of Saxe-Weimar, İslâm III Giray, Catherine of Brandenburg, Zheng Zhilong, and Abraham Bosse. Among people deceased in 1622, Osman II ranks 1After him are Francis de Sales, William Baffin, Hasekura Tsunenaga, Petrus Plancius, Ranuccio I Farnese, Duke of Parma, Fidelis of Sigmaringen, John Rolfe, John II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg, Bartolomeo Manfredi, Frans Pourbus the Younger, and Michael Maier.

Others Born in 1604

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1622

Go to all Rankings

In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Osman II ranks 33 out of 1,128Before him are Mustafa I (1591), Murad II (1404), Mehmed IV (1642), Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire (1615), Luke the Evangelist (31), and Heraclius (575). After him are John Chrysostom (349), Anaximander (-610), Margaret the Virgin (292), Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (1954), Suleiman II (1642), and Basil of Caesarea (329).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Osman II ranks 19Before him are Murad I (1326), Mustafa I (1591), Murad II (1404), Mehmed IV (1642), Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire (1615), and Heraclius (575). After him are Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (1954), Suleiman II (1642), Mahmud II (1785), Mehmed I (1386), Mehmed VI (1861), and Julian (331).