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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 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.: 541–45  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 1522–23. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Suleiman the Magnificent has received more than 9,951,139 page views. His biography is available in 110 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 111 in 2019). Suleiman the Magnificent is the 13th most popular politician (up from 17th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Turkey (up from 4th in 2019) and the most popular Turkish 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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Among politicians, Suleiman the Magnificent ranks 13 out of 15,577Before him are Vladimir Lenin, Thomas Jefferson, Augustus, Charlemagne, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, and Vladimir Putin. After him are David, Saladin, Elizabeth I of England, Jimmy Carter, Winston Churchill, and Constantine the Great.

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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, Lucas van Leyden, William Tyndale, and Rosso Fiorentino. 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, Margaret Paleologa, Sigismund von Herberstein, and Johannes Agricola.

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Among people born in Turkey, Suleiman the Magnificent ranks 3 out of 1,301Before him are Herodotus (-484) and Paul the Apostle (5). After him are Thales of Miletus (-623), Saint Nicholas (270), Osman I (1254), Selim II (1524), Saint George (280), Ahmed I (1590), Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), Heraclitus (-535), and Murad III (1546).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Suleiman the Magnificent ranks 1After him are Osman I (1254), Selim II (1524), Ahmed I (1590), Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), Murad III (1546), Selim I (1470), Murad IV (1612), Mehmed III (1566), Mustafa I (1591), Murad I (1326), and Bayezid I (1354).