Suleiman the Magnificent

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Suleiman the Magnificent
Sultan of the Ottoman Empire
EmperorSuleiman.jpg
Suleiman I attributed to Titian c.1530
Reign1520–1566 (46 years)
Coronation1520
PredecessorSelim I
Heir ApparentSelim II
Born(1494-11-06)November 6, 1494
Trabzon
DiedSeptember 7, 1566(1566-09-07) (aged 71)
Szigetvar, Hungary
Burial
Full name
Sultan Suleiman Khan
HouseHouse of Osman
FatherSelim I
MotherHafsa Sultan

Suleiman I or Suleyman I[1] (6 November 1494 – 5/6 September 1566), was the tenth Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. He became sultan when he was 26 years old. He reigned for 46 years, from 1520 to 1566, which was longer than any other Ottoman sultan. He is known in the West as Suleiman the Magnificent[2] and in the Islamic world, as the Lawgiver (in Turkish Kanuni; Arabic: القانونى‎, al‐Qānūnī), because he reconstructed the Ottoman legal system. He also led many wars in Europe, including wars in Hungary, the Mediterranean, and parts of North Africa.

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  1. سليمان Sulaymān, Süleyman; almost always Kanuni Sultan Süleyman in Turkish
  2. Merriman.

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