Selim II

1524 - 1574

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Selim II (Ottoman Turkish: سليم ثانى, romanized: Selīm-i sānī; Turkish: II. Selim; 28 May 1524 – 15 December 1574), also known as Selim the Blond (Turkish: Sarı Selim) or Selim the Drunkard (Sarhoş Selim), was the sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1566 until his death in 1574. He was a son of Suleiman the Magnificent and his wife Hurrem Sultan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Selim II has received more than 3,522,285 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Selim II is the 65th most popular politician (down from 39th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Türkiye (down from 7th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Politician.

Selim II was the Ottoman Sultan from 1566 to 1574. He is most famous for his military conquests in the Mediterranean, which included Cyprus, Rhodes, and Malta.

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Among politicians, Selim II ranks 65 out of 19,576Before him are Joe Biden, Marcus Aurelius, Queen Victoria, Franklin Pierce, Frederick the Great, and Richard I of England. After him are Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Leon Trotsky, Fidel Castro, Nikita Khrushchev, and Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor.

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Among people born in 1524, Selim II ranks 1After him are Luís de Camões, Pierre de Ronsard, Ottavio Farnese, Duke of Parma, Joseph Nasi, Diego de Landa, Louise Labé, Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine, Philip de Montmorency, Count of Horn, Rani Durgavati, François Hotman, and Plautilla Nelli. Among people deceased in 1574, Selim II ranks 1After him are Giorgio Vasari, Charles IX of France, Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Georg Joachim Rheticus, Bartolomeo Eustachi, Renée of France, Maarten van Heemskerck, Ebussuud Efendi, Margaret of France, Duchess of Berry, Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine, and Marie of Cleves, Princess of Condé.

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In Türkiye

Among people born in Türkiye, Selim II ranks 9 out of 1,347Before him are Herodotus (-484), Heraclitus (-535), Thales of Miletus (-623), Saint Nicholas (270), Osman I (1254), and Saint George (280). After him are Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), Ahmed I (1590), Galen (129), Selim I (1470), Diogenes (-404), and Murad III (1546).

Among POLITICIANS In Türkiye

Among politicians born in Türkiye, Selim II ranks 3Before him are Suleiman the Magnificent (1494), and Osman I (1254). After him are Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), Ahmed I (1590), Selim I (1470), Murad III (1546), Murad IV (1612), Mehmed III (1566), Murad I (1326), Murad II (1404), and Abdul Hamid II (1842).