Suleiman the Magnificent
|Suleiman the Magnificent|
Sultan of the Ottoman Empire
|Preceded by||Selim the Grim|
|Succeeded by||Selim II|
|Born|| November 6, 1494|
Trabzon Beylerbeyliği, Ottoman Empire
|Died|| September 6, 1566 (aged 71)|
Szigetvár, Kingdom of Hungary
Suleiman the Magnificent (1494 - 1566 A.D.) was the most illustrious sultan of the Ottoman Empire ruling from 1520 to 1566. He was also known as Suleiman Kanuni, "The Lawgiver". Under his rule, the Empire significantly expanded by conquering lands in the Balkans and eastern Mediterranean.
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