Suleiman the Magnificent

1494 - 1566

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Suleiman I (Ottoman Turkish: سليمان اول, romanized: Süleyman-ı Evvel; Turkish: I. Süleyman; 6 November 1494 – 6 September 1566), commonly known as Suleiman the Magnificent in Western Europe and Suleiman the Lawgiver (Ottoman Turkish: قانونى سلطان سليمان, romanized: Ḳānūnī Sulṭān Süleymān) in his Ottoman realm, was the longest-reigning sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1520 until his death in 1566.: 541–545  Under his administration, the Ottoman Empire ruled over at least 25 million people. Suleiman succeeded his father, Selim I, as sultan on 30 September 1520 and began his reign with campaigns against the Christian powers in Central Europe and the Mediterranean. Belgrade fell to him in 1521 and the island of Rhodes in 1522–1523. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Suleiman the Magnificent has received more than 11,611,648 page views. His biography is available in 118 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 110 in 2019). Suleiman the Magnificent is the 7th most popular politician (up from 13th in 2019), the most popular biography from Türkiye (up from 3rd in 2019) and the most popular Politician.

Suleiman the Magnificent was the longest-reigning sultan of the Ottoman Empire. He is most famous for his military conquests and his construction of the Ottoman Empire's largest mosque, the Hagia Sophia.

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Over the past year Suleiman the Magnificent has had the most page views in the with 1,452,954 views, followed by Russian (1,005,330), and Turkish (864,298). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Slovenian (756.52%), Karakalpak (451.94%), and Estonian (441.93%)


Among politicians, Suleiman the Magnificent ranks 7 out of 19,576Before him are Napoleon, Adolf Hitler, Charlemagne, Donald Trump, Julius Caesar, and Louis XIV of France. After him are Joseph Stalin, Thomas Jefferson, Saladin, Vladimir Lenin, Jimmy Carter, and Augustus.

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Among people born in 1494, Suleiman the Magnificent ranks 1After him are Francis I of France, François Rabelais, Fuzûlî, Georgius Agricola, Pontormo, Bona Sforza, Jean Parisot de Valette, Leo Africanus, Rosso Fiorentino, Lucas van Leyden, and William Tyndale. Among people deceased in 1566, Suleiman the Magnificent ranks 1After him are Nostradamus, Bartolomé de las Casas, Diane de Poitiers, Nikola IV Zrinski, Daniele da Volterra, Leonhart Fuchs, Louise Labé, Antonio de Cabezón, Sigismund von Herberstein, Margaret Paleologa, and Jan Sanders van Hemessen.

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In Türkiye

Among people born in Türkiye, Suleiman the Magnificent ranks 1 out of 1,347After him are Paul the Apostle (5), Herodotus (-484), Heraclitus (-535), Thales of Miletus (-623), Saint Nicholas (270), Osman I (1254), Saint George (280), Selim II (1524), Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), Ahmed I (1590), and Galen (129).

Among POLITICIANS In Türkiye

Among politicians born in Türkiye, Suleiman the Magnificent ranks 1After him are Osman I (1254), Selim II (1524), 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).