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Suleiman I (Ottoman Turkish: Suleyman, Modern Turkish: Süleyman, Turkish pronunciation), almost always Kanuni Sultan Süleyman; 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. Ruler of the Ottoman Empire and Islamic poet.


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Quote Left I, the sultan of sultans, and the strongest ruler, the loftiest king who defeats the kingdoms around the world, and the shadow of Allah in the Earth, am the son of Sultan Selim who is the son of Sultan Beyazid, Sultan Suleiman, Caesar of Rome, the sultan of Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea, and Thrace, and Anatolia, and Karaman and the City of Dulkadir and Diyarbakir and Kurdistan, and Iran and Damascus and Aleppo and Egypt and Mecca and Medinah and Jerusalem and the whole Arab land and Yemen and many more lands that our lofty ancestors conquered with their crushing powers and I conquered with my fire-scattering sword... Quote Right
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Quote Left My soldiers rally under the crescent banner. We march! Quote Right
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Quote Left He who has no bread has no authority. Quote Right
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Quote Left I could send you our finest cooks, tailors, animal keepers and advisers, but for soldiers, we have none. Quote Right
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Quote Left Olives from the Mediterranean, dates from Mesopotamia. All for you to sample. Quote Right
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