Selim II

1524 - 1574

Selim II

Selim II (Ottoman Turkish: سليم ثانى Selīm-i sānī, Turkish: II.Selim; 28 May 1524 – 15 December 1574), also known as Sarı Selim ("Selim the Blond") or Sarhoş Selim ("Selim the Drunk"), 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 1,552,806 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 56th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Selim II ranks 55 out of 14,801Before him are Hillary Clinton, John F. Kennedy, Mary, Queen of Scots, Franz Joseph I of Austria, Pericles, and Nikita Khrushchev. After him are Hammurabi, Justinian I, Saddam Hussein, Nicolae Ceaușescu, James K. Polk, and Nicholas II of Russia.

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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, Diego de Landa, Martin Guerre, Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine, Louise Labé, Joseph Nasi, François Hotman, Elizabeth of Denmark, Duchess of Mecklenburg, and Thomas Erastus. 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, Renée of France, Bartolomeo Eustachi, Margaret of France, Duchess of Berry, Georg Joachim Rheticus, Maarten van Heemskerck, Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine, Louis of Nassau, and Guru Amar Das.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Selim II ranks 6 out of 901Before him are Homer (-800), Paul the Apostle (5), Herodotus (-484), Suleiman the Magnificent (1494), and Heraclitus (-535). After him are Thales of Miletus (-623), Selim I (1470), Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), Saint Nicholas (270), Ahmed I (1590), and Murad IV (1612).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Selim II ranks 2Before him are Suleiman the Magnificent (1494). After him are Selim I (1470), Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), Ahmed I (1590), Murad IV (1612), Murad III (1546), Bayezid I (1354), Osman I (1254), Murad I (1326), Mehmed III (1566), and Abdul Hamid II (1842).

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