Suleiman the Magnificent Biography and Poems
Suleiman the Magnificent Biography and Poems. This is biographical information on Suleiman the Magnificent, one of the best poets of all time. This biography page also provides a link to poems written by the Magnificent, as well as, a video biography...if available.
Suleiman I ( /sl i 'mn/; Ottoman Turkish: Suleyman, Modern Turkish: Süleyman (Turkish pronunciation: ), almost always Kanuni Sultan Süleyman; 6 November 1494 – 5/6/7 September 1566) was the tenth and longest-reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, from 1520 to his death in 1566. He is known in the West as Suleiman the Magnificent and in the East, as the Lawgiver (Turkish: Kanuni; Arabic:, al-Qanuni), for his complete reconstruction of the Ottoman legal system. Suleiman became a prominent monarch of 16th century Europe, presiding over the apex of the Ottoman Empire's military, political and economic power. Suleiman personally led Ottoman armies to conquer the Christian strongholds of Belgrade, Rhodes, and most of Hungary before his conquests were checked at the Siege of Vienna in 1529. He annexed most of the Middle East in his conflict with the Safavids and large swathes of North Africa as far west as Algeria. Under his rule, the Ottoman fleet dominated the seas from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf.. ruler of the Ottoman Empire and Islamic poet
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