Person:Suleiman the Magnificent (1)

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Suleiman the Magnificent
b.6 Nov 1494
d.7 Sep 1566
  1. Suleiman the Magnificent - 1566
  • HSuleiman the Magnificent - 1566
  • WRoxelanaabt 1500 - 1558
  1. Selim II1524 - bet 1574
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Name Suleiman the Magnificent
Gender Male
Birth[1] 6 Nov 1494 Ottoman dynasty
Death[1] 7 Sep 1566


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Suleiman I , known as “the Magnificent” in the West and “Kanuni” (the Lawgiver) in the East, (6 November 1494 – 7 September 1566) was the tenth and longest-reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, from 1520 to his death in 1566.

Suleiman became a prominent monarch of 16th-century Europe, presiding over the apex of the Ottoman Empire's military, political and economic power. Suleiman personally led Ottoman armies in conquering the Christian strongholds of Belgrade, Rhodes, as well as most of Hungary before his conquests were checked at the Siege of Vienna in 1529. He annexed much of the Middle East in his conflict with the Safavids and large areas of North Africa as far west as Algeria. Under his rule, the Ottoman fleet dominated the seas from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea and through the Persian Gulf.

At the helm of an expanding empire, Suleiman personally instituted major legislative changes relating to society, education, taxation, and criminal law. His canonical law (or the Kanuns) fixed the form of the empire for centuries after his death. Not only was Suleiman a distinguished poet and goldsmith; he also became a great patron of culture, overseeing the "Golden" age of the Ottoman Empire in its artistic, literary and architectural development. Suleiman was well educated and spoke five languages.

In a break with Ottoman tradition, Suleiman married Roxelana, a former Christian girl converted to Islam from his harem, who became subsequently known and influential as Hürrem Sultan. Their son, Selim II, succeeded Suleiman following his death in 1566 after 46 years of rule.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Suleiman the Magnificent, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).