Mimar Sinan facts

Mimar Sinan
خواجه معمار سنان آغا
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Personal information
Name Mimar Sinan
خواجه معمار سنان آغا
Nationality Ottoman
Birth date c. 1489/1490
Birth place Ağırnas, Karaman, Ottoman Empire
Date of death July 17, 1588(1588-07-17) (aged 98)
Place of death Istanbul, Ottoman Empire
Buildings Süleymaniye Mosque
Selimiye Mosque
Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge
Mihrimah Sultan Mosque
Kılıç Ali Pasha Complex
Şehzade Mosque
Haseki Baths
Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque
Banya Bashi Mosque
Church of the Assumption

Mimar Sinan or Koca Mi'mâr Sinân Âğâ (Ottoman Turkish: خواجه معمار سنان آغا; Modern Turkish: Mimar Sinan) (15 April 1489 - 9 April 1588) was an Ottoman architect and civil engineer. He worked for sultans Suleiman the Magnificent, Selim II, and Murad III. He worked about fifty years for Ottoman Empire. His masterpiece is the Selimiye Mosque in Edirne. His most famous work is the Suleiman Mosque in Istanbul.

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Selimiye Mosque, built by Sinan in 1575. Edirne, Turkey.


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