Suleiman the Magnificent

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Suleiman the Magnificent

Sultan of the Ottoman Empire
In office
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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