The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane. — Marcus Aurelius

Solyman the Magnificent

(Suleiman the Magnificent)

1494–1566
Civilization: Moslem — Ottoman
   Field of Renown:  monarch — Sultan
Era:  Ottoman Rise

Most famous of the Ottoman Emperors. Extended the empire to the Balkans and North Africa.

Other Resources


Story Links
Book Links
Solyman the Sublime  in  Famous Men of Modern Times  by  John H. Haaren
Solyman the Magnificent  in  Greatest Nations: Vol X—Turkey  by  Charles F. Horne
Solyman the Magnificent at Guntz  in  Historical Tales: German  by  Charles Morris


Image Links


Solyman at the Hellespont; Entry of the Turks into Europe
 in Greatest Nations: Vol X—Turkey

Solyman's ambassador slain by the Hungarians
 in Greatest Nations: Vol X—Turkey

Khurrem demanding the death of Ilderim
 in Greatest Nations: Vol X—Turkey

Solyman the Magnificent
 in Greatest Nations: Vol X—Turkey