Great topic. I am adding an Ottoman Sultan: Suleiman I (1494-1566) I will be adding some more biographies about medieval Byzantine Emperors.
Sultan Suleiman inherited the throne at the age of 26 from his father Selim I. He reigned for 46 years. (1520-1566) The Ottoman Empire reached its greatest extent during his reign. he was a poet & goldsmith. He was also a patron of arts, architecture, calligraphy, tiles. His reign was the golden age of Ottoman culture. He was married to Hurrem Sultan (Roxelana) there was a movie recently about he and his family life. The movie was very popular at Eastern Europe, Turkey, Russia, Arab World and Egypt.
To read full biography: Suleiman the Magnificent
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