About Suleiman the Magnificent
Suleiman the Magnificent (Suleiman I) was Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.
He was the 10th and the longest-reigning Sultan of the Empire (1520-1566). During his reign, he conquered Rhodes island, Belgrade, Jerusalem, Austria, Hungary and North Africa and the Empire dominated the seas from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea and through the Persian Gulf.
He was also a poet and a goldsmith and he led the Ottoman Empire to its artistic development.
His Personal Life
He had 3 legal wives and he fathered 9 children. His most famous verse as a poet is:
The people think of wealth and power as the greatest fate,
But in this world a spell of health is the best state.
What men call sovereignty is a worldly strife and constant war;
Worship of God is the highest throne, the happiest of all estates.
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F.A.Q. about Suleiman the Magnificent
When is his birthday?
Suleiman the Magnificent's birthday is on November 6, 1494.
In how many days is his birthday?
Suleiman the Magnificent's birthday is in 30 days
How old was Suleiman the Magnificent when he died?
He was 71 years old.
When did he die?
He died in September 5, 1566.
Where was Suleiman the Magnificent from?
He was born in Trabzon.