Selim I

1470 - 1520

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Selim I (Ottoman Turkish: سليم اول; Turkish: I. Selim; 10 October 1470 – 22 September 1520), known as Selim the Grim or Selim the Resolute (Turkish: Yavuz Sultan Selim), was the sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1512 to 1520. Despite lasting only eight years, his reign is notable for the enormous expansion of the Empire, particularly his conquest between 1516 and 1517 of the entire Mamluk Sultanate of Egypt, which included all of the Levant, Hejaz, Tihamah and Egypt itself. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Selim I has received more than 3,215,850 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 75 in 2019). Selim I is the 82nd most popular politician (down from 81st in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from Türkiye and the 6th most popular Politician.

Selim I is most famous for his conquests of the Ottoman Empire, which he expanded to include present-day Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Iraq, and Iran.

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Over the past year Selim I has had the most page views in the with 692,855 views, followed by English (481,620), and Arabic (249,301). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Marathi (342.55%), Slovenian (109.50%), and Simple English (107.12%)


Among politicians, Selim I ranks 82 out of 19,576Before him are Mehmed the Conqueror, Napoleon II, Ahmed I, Francisco Franco, Caligula, and Uthman. After him are Harald V of Norway, Nebuchadnezzar II, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Hurrem Sultan, Ronald Reagan, and Kim Il-sung.

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Among people born in 1470, Selim I ranks 1After him are Charles VIII of France, Piri Reis, Edward V of England, Isabella of Aragon, Queen of Portugal, Martin Waldseemüller, Hongzhi Emperor, Pietro Bembo, Juan Díaz de Solís, György Dózsa, Francis, Count of Vendôme, and Isabella of Aragon, Duchess of Milan. Among people deceased in 1520, Selim I ranks 2Before him is Raphael. After him are Pedro Álvares Cabral, Moctezuma II, Martin Waldseemüller, Pier Gerlofs Donia, Kunigunde of Austria, Cuitláhuac, Ravidas, Sten Sture the Younger, Agostino Chigi, and Ippolito d'Este.

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In Türkiye

Among people born in Türkiye, Selim I ranks 13 out of 1,347Before him are Osman I (1254), Saint George (280), Selim II (1524), Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), Ahmed I (1590), and Galen (129). After him are Diogenes (-404), Murad III (1546), Anaximander (-610), Saint Barbara (300), Strabo (-64), and Murad IV (1612).

Among POLITICIANS In Türkiye

Among politicians born in Türkiye, Selim I ranks 6Before him are Suleiman the Magnificent (1494), Osman I (1254), Selim II (1524), Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), and Ahmed I (1590). After him are Murad III (1546), Murad IV (1612), Mehmed III (1566), Murad I (1326), Murad II (1404), and Abdul Hamid II (1842).