Suleiman the Magnificent

1494 - 1566

Suleiman the Magnificent

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 the West and Suleiman the Lawgiver (Ottoman Turkish: قانونى سلطان سليمان‎, romanized: Ḳānūnī Sulṭān Süleymān) in his realm, was the tenth and longest-reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1520 until his death in 1566. Under his administration, the Ottoman caliphate ruled over at least 25 million people. Suleiman succeeded his father as sultan in September 1520 and began his reign with campaigns against the Christian powers in central Europe and the Mediterranean. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Suleiman the Magnificent has received more than 5,899,553 page views. His biography is available in 108 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 20th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Suleiman the Magnificent ranks 20 out of 14,801Before him are Saladin, Tutankhamun, Cleopatra, David, Hannibal, and Benito Mussolini. After him are Constantine the Great, Otto von Bismarck, Mao Zedong, Attila, Cicero, and Winston Churchill.

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

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Among people born in Turkey, Suleiman the Magnificent ranks 4 out of 901Before him are Homer (-800), Paul the Apostle (5), and Herodotus (-484). After him are Heraclitus (-535), Selim II (1524), 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, Suleiman the Magnificent ranks 1After him are Selim II (1524), 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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