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Suleiman the Magnificent
|Suleiman the Magnificent|
|Sultan of the Ottoman Empire|
Suleiman I attributed to Titian c.1530
|Reign||1520–1566 (46 years)|
|Full name||Sultan Suleiman Khan|
Sultan of Sultans,|
The Shadow of God on Earth (Caliph),
Caesar of all the lands of Rome
|Born||November 6, 1494|
|Died||September 7, 1566(aged 71)|
|Place of death||Szigetvar, Hungary|
|Buried||Süleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul|
|Consort||Hurrem Sultan (Roxelana)|
|Royal House||House of Osman|
Suleiman I (سليمان Sulaymān, Süleyman; almost always Kanuni Sultan Süleyman in Turkish) (November 6, 1494 – September 5/6, 1566), was the tenth Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. He became sultan when he was 26 years old. He reigned for 46 years, from 1520 to 1566, which was longer than any other Ottoman sultan. He is known in the West as Suleiman the Magnificent and in the Islamic world, as the Lawgiver (in Turkish Kanuni; Arabic: القانونى, al‐Qānūnī), because he reconstructed the Ottoman legal system. He also led many wars in Europe, including wars in Hungary, the Mediterranean, and parts of North Africa.
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