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Murad III
مراد ثالث
Kayser-i Rûm
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques
Ottoman Caliph
Amir al-Mu'minin
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A life-size portrait of Sultan Murad III (1574-1595), attributed to a Spanish artist, 17th century.
12th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (Padishah)
Reign 15 December 1574 – 16 January 1595
Predecessor Selim II
Successor Mehmed III
Born 4 July 1546
Manisa, Ottoman Empire
Died 16 January 1595(1595-01-16) (aged 48)
Topkapı Palace, Constantinople, Ottoman Empire
Burial Hagia Sophia, Istanbul
Consorts
  • Safiye Sultan
  • Şemsiruhsar Hatun
  • Şahıhuban Hatun
  • Nazperver Hatun
  • Zerefşan Hatun
  • Şahi Hatun
Issue See below
Full name
Murad bin Selim
Dynasty Ottoman
Father Selim II
Mother Nurbanu Sultan
Religion Sunni Islam
Tughra Murad IIIمراد ثالث's signature

Murad III (Ottoman Turkish: مراد ثالث Murād-i sālis, Turkish: III.Murat) (4 July 1546 – 16 January 1595) was the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1574 until his death in 1595.

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