Murad III


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Murad III,

1546–95, Ottoman sultan (1574–95), son and successor of Selim II. He was dominated by his harem, and although his generals were successful against Persia, his reign marked the beginning of the decay of the Ottoman Empire (Turkey). His son Muhammad III succeeded him.
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In 1577, Murad III issued an edict forbidding Jews and Christians from wearing dresses, turbans, and sandals.
The famous Ganja fortress, known as the "Shield of All Asia", was built in 1588 by the commander of the Turkish army in the Caucasus Farhad Pasha by order of the Turkish Sultan Murad III.
In 1538, Queen Elizabeth wrote to Ottoman Sultan Murad III seeking military aid against Spain's Philip II.
The Sinan PaE-a complex is valued as one the most important historical buildings in the area, because it was dedicated to Sinan PaE-a, the grand vizier during the reigns of Sultans Murad III and Selim III.
Sultan Murad III. und Schah Mohammed Kohdabanda als Autoren in Reusners Epistolae Turcicae"; IV.
Sinan served three great Ottoman sultans a Suleiman the Magnificent, Selim II and Murad III a as a military engineer and architect of great religious buildings in a career that spanned almost 70 years.
There was also a joint present for the royal couple in the form of a letter from the Ottoman Sultan Murad III - dated March 7 1579 - to Queen Elizabeth I in response to a request for British merchants to be granted permission to trade on the sovereign's territory.
The translation, by Darvish Mahmud Mesnevi Khan, was made in Baghdad in 1590 and was commissioned by Ottoman Sultan Murad III. It includes material not found in the Persian original and is the more richly illustrated copy.
He notes other fascinating details as well: if notoriously reclusive sultans such as Murad III [1574-1595] were an exception, the pressures of a life lived in public affected all sultans, with Mehmet II, conqueror of Istanbul in 1453, the first sultan to express a desire to dine occasionally in private apart from his vizier.
Mimar (Architect) Sinan was the chief Ottoman architect and civil engineer for sultans Suleyman I, Selim II, and Murad III. He was responsible for the construction of more than three hundred major structures, including Selimiye Mosque in Edirne and Suleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul.
The inscriptions on this fabulous prayer rug of remarkable quality and condition suggest that it may have been a diplomatic gift from the Safavid Persian court to the Ottoman Turks, indeed possibly even on the occasion of the Peace Treaty between the two empires in 1590, from the court of Shah 'Abbas to the Ottoman Sultan Murad III (r.1574-95).
Academics can now read, written in Elizabeth I's own hand, her attempts to appease the Ottoman Sultan Murad III ("We beg that you will not ...