Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny. — Thomas Jefferson

Solyman the Magnificent

(Suleiman the Magnificent)

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