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Safiye Sultan

1550 - 1619

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Safiye Sultan (Ottoman Turkish: صفیه سلطان; "pure" c. 1550 – after 20 April 1619) was the Haseki Sultan (chief consort) of Murad III and Valide Sultan of the Ottoman Empire as the mother of Mehmed III and the grandmother of Sultans: Ahmed I and Mustafa I. Safiye was also one of the eminent figures during the era known as the Sultanate of Women. She lived in the Ottoman Empire as a courtier during the reigns of seven sultans: Suleiman the Magnificent, Selim II, Murad III, Mehmed III, Ahmed I, Mustafa I, and Osman II. After the death of Selim II in 1574, Prince Murad took the throne as the new sultan in Constantinople under the name of Murad III. Safiye was by his side and moved with him to Topkapi Palace, and less than a year into his reign she received the title of Haseki Sultan (chief consort), which placed her above the princesses. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Safiye Sultan has received more than 919,342 page views. Her biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Safiye Sultan is the 254th most popular politician (up from 452nd in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Albania and the 3rd most popular Albanian Politician.

Safiye Sultan was the wife of Ottoman Sultan Ahmed I and the mother of Sultan Mustafa II. She was the first woman to become Valide Sultan, the title for the mother of the Ottoman sultan. Safiye is most famous for her construction of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul.

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Among politicians, Safiye Sultan ranks 254 out of 15,577Before her are Henry II of France, Philip V of Spain, António de Oliveira Salazar, Hu Jintao, Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor, and Charles XII of Sweden. After her are Bill Clinton, Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor, Antoninus Pius, Empress Dowager Cixi, Louis XVII of France, and Björn Ironside.

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Among people born in 1550, Safiye Sultan ranks 1After her are Charles IX of France, John Napier, Willem Barentsz, Charles IX of Sweden, Henry I, Duke of Guise, Camillus de Lellis, Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, Jang-geum, John Davis, Karin Månsdotter, and Stanislaus Kostka. Among people deceased in 1619, Safiye Sultan ranks 1After her are Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor, Hans Lippershey, John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg, Anne of Denmark, Ludovico Carracci, Lucilio Vanini, Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Diane de France, Lawrence of Brindisi, Hieronymus Fabricius, and Shimazu Yoshihiro.

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In Albania

Among people born in Albania, Safiye Sultan ranks 3 out of 111Before her are Skanderbeg (1405) and Enver Hoxha (1908). After her are Anastasius I Dicorus (430), Ali Pasha of Ioannina (1750), Zog I of Albania (1895), Kara Ahmed Pasha (1450), Ramiz Alia (1924), Ismail Kadare (1936), Lütfi Pasha (1488), Sali Berisha (1944), and Koca Sinan Pasha (1520).

Among POLITICIANS In Albania

Among politicians born in Albania, Safiye Sultan ranks 3Before her are Skanderbeg (1405) and Enver Hoxha (1908). After her are Anastasius I Dicorus (430), Ali Pasha of Ioannina (1750), Zog I of Albania (1895), Kara Ahmed Pasha (1450), Ramiz Alia (1924), Lütfi Pasha (1488), Sali Berisha (1944), Koca Sinan Pasha (1520), and Ayas Mehmed Pasha (1483).