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  Knights Hospitallers- Suleiman the Magnificent
Suleiman was born November 6, 1494, and he died September 6, 1566.
His father was Selim, the leader of the Ottomans before Suleiman, had conquered the two holy cities of Mecca and Medina.
Suleiman tired of this rivalry and decided to unify the two.
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  Suleiman the Magnificent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Suleiman I (Modern Turkish: Süleyman; Arabic: سليمان‎ Sulaymān) (November 6, 1494 – September 5/6, 1566), was the tenth Osmanli Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, and its longest-serving, reigning from 1520 to 1566.
Suleiman was so taken with the city of Jerusalem and its plight (having suffered centuries of neglect under Mameluke rule), that he ordered the construction of a magnificent surrounding fortress-wall that still stands around the Old City.
Suleiman's son Bayezid suppressed a major revolt in Macedonia and Thrace, led by a man purporting to be Suleiman's son Mustafa: "This Mustafa gathered around him discontented holders of timars (military fiefs), peasants, and members of the religious establishment unhappy with the dominance of the devshirme (slave) class in Istanbul."
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Suleiman_the_Magnificent   (2916 words)

 Suleiman I - LoveToKnow 1911
It is from Suleiman's time that historians date the rise of that occult influence of the harem which has so often thwarted the best efforts of Turkey's most enlightened statesmen.
Suleiman's claims to renown as a legislator rest mainly on his organization of the Ulema, or clerical class, in its hierarchical order from the Sheikh-ul-Islam downwards.
Suleiman died on the 5th of September 1566, at the age of 72, while conducting the siege of Szigetvar.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Suleiman_I   (458 words)

 Suleiman the Magnificent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Suleiman was the son of Selim the Grim, who succeeded his father as Ottoman Sultan in 1512.
Suleiman's succession was easier than his father's had been, as he was the only son still living at Selim's death in 1520.
Suleiman's nickname in the West, "Suleiman the Magnificent," reflects the attitude of western rulers towards him.
www.tnstate.edu /edachowski/suleiman_the_magnificent.htm   (601 words)

 Talk:Suleiman the Magnificent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Suleiman the Magnificent was the Biography Collaboration of the week for the week starting on October 15, 2005.
There are other people would could conceivably be referred to as Suleiman I (or some other spelling of Solomon), but there is only one Suleiman the Magnificent, and that is how he is usually known in English, to the extent that anyone talks about him at all in everyday English conversation.
The idea that WP is advocating the magnificence of Suleiman, anymore than the brotherly love of Ptolemy II, is unfounded.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Suleiman_the_Magnificent   (1161 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for magnificent
or Sulayman the Magnificent, 1494-1566, Ottoman sultan (1520-66), son and successor of Selim I.
magnificent and imposing in appearance, size, or style: a grand country house the dinner party was very grand.
The King's Bed and its furniture at Knole: this rare and magnificent seventeenth-century state bed and its accompanying furniture were probably made in Paris for the Duke of York, later James II.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=magnificent&StartAt=11   (944 words)

 Suleiman's Mosque   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
It's as magnificent as its founder Suleiman the Magnificent and a masterwork of the greatest Ottoman architect, the incomparable Sinan.
Suleiman the Magnificent is the 10th Sultan of Ottoman Empire who expanded the boundaries of the Empire far to Vienna's City Walls.
The four minarets are said to signify that Suleiman was the fourth sultan to rule in Istanbul and the 10 balconies denote that he was the 10th Sultan of the Ottoman Dynasty.
www.guideistanbul.net /suleyman.htm   (411 words)

Suleiman was a great conqueror, but also a fair leader, a brilliant lawmaker, a patron of arts and architecture and he made the Ottoman Empire into a world power.
Suleiman always led his army in person, and once wrote: "Night and day, our horse is saddled and our saber is girt." (Severy, p.574) As one can see, Suleiman was willing and ready to fight and go to war at any time.
Suleiman said, "I came in arms against him but it was not my wish that he should be thus cut off while he scarcely tasted the sweets of life and royalty." (Severy, p.580) This conquest struck fear in Europe and told the world how strong Suleiman and the Ottoman Empire really was.
www.ccds.charlotte.nc.us /History/MidEast/04/embree/embree.htm   (1765 words)

 Suleiman, I Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Suleiman I (1494-1566) was the tenth ottoman sultan, known to the Turks as Kunani, or lawgiver, and to the Western historians as "the Magnificent." He ruled the Osmanli empire with undisputed strength and brilliance.
The first of Suleiman's military moves was against Belgrade, captured on Aug. 29, 1521, in retaliation for the harsh treatment accorded a Turkish embassy seeking tribute of the king of Hungary.
The last years of Suleiman's life were marred by the death of Roxelana in April 1558 and the war, beginning the following year, between her sons, the sly, intriguing, alcoholic Selim and the younger Bayezid.
www.bookrags.com /biography/suleiman-i   (1425 words)

 Sulieman The Magnificent
Suleiman the Magnificent was one of the strongest and most influential leaders of the Ottoman Empire.
Suleiman's navy ruled over the Mediter ranean Sea, and his Ottoman Empire ruled Arab Iraq, a portion of land in Georgia, Persia, Armenia, and Kurdistan, and the provinces of Nakhichevan, Erevan, and Karabagh (C. Max Kortepeter, The Ottoman Imperialism During The Reformation: Europe and The Cau casus(New York: New York University Press London, 1972)39-40.).
She convinced Suleiman that Ibrahim needed to be killed, and Suleiman finally agreed that Ibrahim was a menace to his power.
www.ccds.charlotte.nc.us /History/MidEast/save/hope/hope.html   (1488 words)

 Marriott, The Eastern Question. Chapter 4
Recognized by Suleiman as Beyler Bey of Algiers, Barbarossa placed his services at the disposal of his suzerain, and in the year 1533 was appointed admiral in chief of the Ottoman navy, then at the zenith of its reputation.
Suleiman, perhaps the most brilliant of the Ottoman Sultans, certainly one of the greatest among contemporary sovereigns, was as wax in the hands of the woman to whom he gave his heart.
This, however, is certain, that the advance of the Ottomans synchronized with the period during which the corps was maintained in its pristine simplicity, and that the change in the position of the Janissaries coincided with the beginnings of the political decadence of the empire.
www.shsu.edu /~his_ncp/Marr04.html   (9312 words)

 The Magnificent and the Mercenary: The Siege of Vienna, 1529   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Magnificent and the Mercenary: The Siege of Vienna, 1529
The Magnificent and the Mercenary:  The Siege of
  Suleiman commenced a cannonade against the city walls, but this bombardment was in fact a clever diversion for Suleiman’s shrewd plan to undermine Viennese defenses:  surreptitiously constructing a network of tunnels to enable the placement and detonation of gunpowder keg mines beneath the Viennese gates and the bastion towers surrounding them.
www.people.fas.harvard.edu /~ulm/history/vienna_siege.htm   (667 words)

 Speakable Turk - TIME
SULEIMAN THE MAGNIFICENT [370 pp.) —Harold Lamb—Doubleday ($5).
By the time of the great raid on Austria, Suleiman had begun to suspect that the Turk had ridden as far as he could on the road of conquest, and that it was time to squat on the carpet of diplomacy and consolidate the great adventure into a great state.
Suleiman, contends Lamb, is not to be blamed for the subsequent decline of his people; history forced him into the role of a bureaucratizer, a Turkish Diocletian, and he filled it ably.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,805987,00.html   (639 words)

 Saudi Aramco World : "Suleiman The Lawgiver"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Suleiman the Magnificent beat Louis XIV by more than a century in creating a personal and political supremacy that others imitated as a model but could never hope to equal.
Suleiman the Magnificent extended the borders of his domain on all sides.
Suleiman was directly responsible for Constantinople's "face lifting." He gave orders to his builders just as he did to his generals on the battlefield.
www.saudiaramcoworld.com /issue/196402/.suleiman.the.lawgiver..htm   (1446 words)

 History of TURKEY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The heyday of the Ottoman empire is the long reign of Suleiman I, great-grandson of Mehmed II.
His Christian enemies know him even during his lifetime as 'the Magnificent', recognizing his conquests on land and the Turkish might at sea (which enables Muslim corsairs, under Turkish patronage, to dominate the Mediterranean and seize the Barbary coast).
At the same time magnificence is reflected in the buildings added to Istanbul and Edirne by Suleiman and his architect, Sinan.
www.historyworld.net /wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?groupid=3135&HistoryID=ac94   (1612 words)

 History Focus September 6
Suleiman was born on November 6, 1494, in Trabzon (Trebizond), the son of Selim I. His father Selim the Grim, took the throne by killing his brothers and secured Suleiman's succession by killing all his other sons and grandsons.
Suleiman I brought the Turkish Ottoman empire to the height of its power and grandeur.
Suleiman codified and institutionalized the classic structure of the Ottoman state and society, making his dominions into one of the great world powers.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Forum/1327/0906focus.html   (650 words)

 BBC - Religion & Ethics - Ottoman Empire (1301-1922): Suleiman - a golden age
The Ottoman Empire reached the peak of its power during the rule of Selim's son, Suleiman the Magnificent (ruled 1520 -66) and his grandson Selim II (1566 - 74).
Suleiman came to the throne as one of the wealthiest rulers in the world.
Suleiman was named 'The Magnificent' by the Europeans, but his own people called him 'The Lawgiver'.
www.bbc.co.uk /religion/religions/islam/history/ottomanempire_6.shtml   (358 words)

 Suleiman: Warrior, Man of Justice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Suleiman the Magnificent greatly expanded the Ottoman Empire from its base in modern Turkey, and the same ruler-also known as Suleiman the Lawgiver-brought tight imperial control and fair laws to his realm.
Suleiman was the son of Selim I, who ruled the Ottoman Empire from 1512 to 1520.
Nevertheless, Suleiman later conquered lands from the Persian shahs to the east and won Egypt to the south.
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 Against the Odds Issue # 9   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Suleiman the Magnificent is a game covering the massive battle on August 29th, 1526 between the Ottoman Empire and the army of the Kingdom of Hungary that eventually resulted in the fall of the latter kingdom and the disappearance of Hungary as an independent country for 400 years.
The map scale is about 225 yards per hex and depicts the flat and, because of the proximity of the oft-overflowing Danube, somewhat soft and, in many places, slippery battlefield at Mohacs.
Suleiman the Magnificent is an accessible, fast-playing, fun game of low complexity.
www.ugg.de /ATO/ATO9.shtml   (292 words)

 Reference Readiness
Under Suleiman, the Turks invaded and conquered the Balkan region of Europe, including the city of Belgrade.
In 1525, Suleiman's army invaded Austria and Hungary and laid siege to the city of Vienna, but failed to capture it.
Suleiman earns the title of Lawgiver because he simplified the laws of the empire, reduced the size of the bureaucracy, and his broad interest in science, architecture, and other disciplines led him to construct schools, libraries, and mosques.
nt.library.msstate.edu /magnolia/lessonplans/OttomanE.htm   (1046 words)

 Pictures of Takht-é Suleiman - Iran
The ruin of the historical fortress Takht-é Suleiman is, archaeologically speaking, one of the most interesting places in Iran, not in the least because Takht-é Sulieman is believed to be the birthplace of Zoroaster.
However (as Khodadad Rezakhani informed us), some believe Zoroaster to be born in Azerbaijan, but the overwhelming majority believe, based on good reasons, that he was a native of northeastern Iran, somewhere in Transoxiana and northern Afghanistan.
After visiting Takht-é Suleiman our women were invited for tea by the local women from the nearby village.
www.bamjam.net /Iran/Suleiman.html   (423 words)

 Suleiman the Magnificent Activity
He was known in Europe as Suleiman the Magnificent because of his conquests and opulent court and lifestyle, by the Turks as Suleiman the Lawgiver because of his changes in the legal and administrative systems.
Suleiman was also a man, and sometimes he made really bad decisions because he was subject to the failings of all humans - pride, fear, jealousy, etc. One of his actions had huge implications for the future of the Ottoman empire.
Believing her stories, Suleiman summoned his son and watched several mute slaves wrestle him to the ground and strangle him with a bowstring.
www.mcps.k12.md.us /curriculum/socialstd/MWH/11013_3.html   (1323 words)

 Royalty.nu - Turkish Royal History - Ottoman Empire - Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent
Sinan: Architect of Suleyman the Magnificent and the Ottoman Golden Age by John Freely, photographs by Ara Guler.
A novel of Suleyman the Magnificent and the rise of the Ottoman Empire.
Suleyman the Magnificent and the Ottoman Empire by Miriam Greenblatt.
www.royalty.nu /history/empires/Ottoman/Suleiman.html   (579 words)

 Holiday in Israel
Suleiman the Magnificent (1520-1566) built the present rampart.
Suleiman's anger - he had the architects executed- shows that he intended his wall to honor and protect all the places of popular veneration.
This was built during the time of Suleiman the Magnificent between 1538-1541.
www.holidayinisrael.com /ViewPage.asp?lid=1&pid=325   (1104 words)

Suleiman the Lawgiver was born in Trebizond at The time when his father was governor there.
In 1522, he conquered rhodesia, accepting the desire of help of the French Emporer, he wrote to German King, and upon this francois, who was taken as a prisoner of war, was set free by the germans.
Suleiman the Legislator, who was among the most famous Sultans in the Ottoman History, passed away on a battlefield on the 7th of September, 1566.
www.ottomanonline.net /sultans/10.html   (549 words)

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