Sultan Sulaiman, I, 'the Magnificent'

Sultan Sulaiman, I, 'the Magnificent'

Male 1494 - 1566  (71 years)    Has more than 250 ancestors and 88 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Sulaiman  
    Prefix Sultan 
    Suffix I, 'the Magnificent' 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 6 Nov 1494 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1566 
    Person ID I97168  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 17 Nov 2009 

    Father Sultan Selim Yavuz, I,   b. 10 Oct 1465,   d. 22 Sep 1520, Corlu, Tekirdag Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Mother Hafsa Hatun Sultan,   b. 1479,   d. 1534  (Age 55 years) 
    Siblings 3 siblings 
    Family ID F39087  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Gülbahar Sultan,   d. 1580 
    Children 
     1. Mustafa,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2009 
    Family ID F196100  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Hürrem Sultan,   b. Abt 1510,   d. 18 Apr 1558  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Children 
     1. Sultan Selim, II,   b. 28 May 1524,   d. 15 Dec 1574  (Age 50 years)
     2. Bayezid,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Jihangir,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2004 
    Family ID F196101  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Sulaiman, I, 'the Magnificent'
    Sulaiman, I, 'the Magnificent'

  • Notes 
    • tenth and longest-reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire , from 1520 to his death in 1566
      added to his dominions by conquest Belgrade, Budapest, Rhodes, Tabriz, Baghdad, Aden and Algiers. He fought a war with Venice, and his fleets dominated the Mediterranean, although he failed to capture Malta.
      In February 1536, he concluded an offensive and defensive alliance with Francois I, King of France, this treaty, known as 'The Capitulations', altered the entire balance of power in the Mediterranean.
      In 1543 the Turks began their seizure of the defensive line of Transdanubian castle-forts. For instance, György Zapar was forced to abandon the castle and village of Szapar in Hungary soon after, in the face of an imminent Turkish assault. By 1552 Szapar was in ruins, the village and castle deserted.
      He died during the siege of Szigeth in his war with Austria. His system of laws regulating land tenure earned him the name, 'Kanuni' the lawgiver. He was devoted to 'Roxelana', his Russian consort, was a great patron of arts, wrote poetry and employed Selim Sinan to build such architectural masterpieces as the four mosques to himself and to members of his family in Constantinople. He was the greatest of the Sultans.


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