Suleiman the Magnificent
Suleiman I or Suleyman I (6 November 1494 – 5/6 September 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.
|Suleiman the Magnificent|
|Sultan of the Ottoman Empire|
|Reign||1520–1566 (46 years)|
|Heir Apparent||Selim II|
|Born||November 6, 1494|
|Died||September 7, 1566 (aged 71)|
|House||House of Osman|
- سليمان Sulaymān, Süleyman; almost always Kanuni Sultan Süleyman in Turkish
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