Suleiman the Magnificent and the Ottoman Empire, c. 1566

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Suleiman the Magnificent (also given as Süleyman, Suleyman I, or Suleiman the Lawgiver) was the Ottoman Empire's tenth sultan and the longest-reigning one (he was on the throne for 45 years - from 1520 until his death in 1566), overseeing a realm of more than 25 million people. A most formidable leader (even when compared to his notable royal contemporaries, Francis I of France, Henry VIII of England, and Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor), Suleiman conquered Hungary (the Ottomans kept control for more than 150 years) and advanced to the heart of the Habsburgs domains besieging Vienna, wrested control of Iraq from the Safavid Persia, captured all principal ports in North Africa and for quite a while turned the Mediterranean into an Ottoman sea. Moreover, economic growth, trade, and support for cultural and artistic advances often describe this period of Ottoman history as a golden age.

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Simeon Netchev
Simeon is a freelance visual designer with a deep interest in the human side of history. He believes that every image should be an interaction, a commentary, and a narrative, and every map should lead on an exciting journey of exploration and discovery.

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Netchev, S. (2023, February 27). Suleiman the Magnificent and the Ottoman Empire, c. 1566. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/17127/suleiman-the-magnificent-and-the-ottoman-empire-c/

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Netchev, Simeon. "Suleiman the Magnificent and the Ottoman Empire, c. 1566." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 27, 2023. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/17127/suleiman-the-magnificent-and-the-ottoman-empire-c/.

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Netchev, Simeon. "Suleiman the Magnificent and the Ottoman Empire, c. 1566." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 27 Feb 2023. Web. 24 Jul 2024.

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