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Safiye Sultan

1550 - 1619

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Safiye Sultan (Ottoman Turkish: صفیه سلطان; "the pure one" c. 1550 — after 1619) was the Haseki Sultan of Murad III and Valide Sultan of the Ottoman Empire as the mother of Mehmed III and the grandmother of two 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, Murad took the throne as the new sultan in Constantinople. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Safiye Sultan has received more than 925,431 page views. Her biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Safiye Sultan is the 261st most popular politician (down from 252nd 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

Among politicians, Safiye Sultan ranks 261 out of 19,576Before her are Philip II of France, Rudolf Hess, Rodrigo Duterte, Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor, Jawaharlal Nehru, and Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor. After her are Ashurbanipal, Philip V of Spain, Henry II of France, Konrad Adenauer, Philip IV of Spain, and Georges Danton.

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Contemporaries

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, Jang-geum, John Davis, Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, Stanislaus Kostka, and Karin Månsdotter. 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, Shimazu Yoshihiro, Lawrence of Brindisi, Lucilio Vanini, Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Diane de France, and Hieronymus Fabricius.

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In Albania

Among people born in Albania, Safiye Sultan ranks 3 out of 150Before her are Skanderbeg (1405), and Enver Hoxha (1908). After her are Anastasius I Dicorus (430), Ali Pasha of Ioannina (1750), Ismail Kadare (1936), Sali Berisha (1944), Charles III of Naples (1345), Prince Marko (1335), Ramiz Alia (1924), Kara Ahmed Pasha (1450), and Zog I of Albania (1895).

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), Sali Berisha (1944), Charles III of Naples (1345), Prince Marko (1335), Ramiz Alia (1924), Kara Ahmed Pasha (1450), Zog I of Albania (1895), and Lütfi Pasha (1488).