Selim the Grim

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Selim the Grim

Sultan of the Ottoman Empire
In office
1512–1520
Preceded by Bayezid II
Succeeded by Suleiman the Magnificent

Born c. 1470
Died September 22, 1520
Corlu, Ottoman Empire

Selim I (also known as Selim the Grim) (c. October 10, 1470 – September 22, 1520) was the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1512 to 1520. He practiced Sunni Islam and is best noted for his battles against the Shi'a empire, Safaid.