Suleiman the Magnificent

Suleiman the Magnificent
Sultan of the Ottoman Empire
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Suleiman I attributed to Titian c.1530
Reign 1520–1566 (46 years)
Coronation 1520
Full name Sultan Suleiman Khan
Titles Sultan of Sultans,
The Shadow of God on Earth (Caliph),
Caesar of all the lands of Rome
Born (1494-11-06)November 6, 1494
Birthplace Trabzon
Died September 7, 1566(1566-09-07) (aged 71)
Place of death Szigetvar, Hungary
Buried Süleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul
Predecessor Selim I
Successor Selim II
Consort Roxelana
Mahidevran
Gülfem
Children Mahmud
Mustafa
Murad
Mehmed
Mihrimah
Abdullah
Selim II
Bayezid
Raziye
Cihangir
Royal House House of Osman
Father Selim I
Mother Hafsa Sultan

Suleiman I (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 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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