Selim the Grim

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Selim the Grim

Sultan of the Ottoman Empire
In office
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.