Selim II


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Selim II

(Selim the Drunkard), c.1524–1574, Ottoman sultan (1566–74), son and successor of Sulayman ISulayman I
or Sulayman the Magnificent,
1494–1566, Ottoman sultan (1520–66), son and successor of Selim I. He is known as Sulayman II when considered as a successor of King Solomon of the Bible and Qur'an.
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. During his reign the Ottoman Empire (Turkey) was dominated by Sokolli, his grand vizier (chief executive officer). Although the Turks conquered Cyprus from Venice and recovered Tunis from Spain, the Ottoman Empire received its first severe setback by Christians during Selim's reign in the naval defeat at LepantoLepanto, battle of
, Oct. 7, 1571, naval battle between the Christians and Ottomans fought in the strait between the gulfs of Pátrai and Corinth, off Lepanto (Návpaktos), Greece. The fleet of the Holy League commanded by John of Austria (d.
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 in 1571. He was succeeded by his son Murad III.
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The most spectacular Ottoman Mosque (Sultan Selim II Mosque) rises in the middle of the city (Figure 1) (1).
Pour l'histoire, cette bataille qui fut le point d'orgue d'une croisade organisee par le Pape pour liberer Chypre que le Sultan Selim II venait de conquerir, avait mis aux prises, dans le Golfe de Patras en Grece, des centaines de galeres espagnoles et venitiennes a autant de vaisseaux turcs.
His boots were based on a pair currently in the Topkapi palace, once worn by Selim II, who ruled the empire in the second half of the 16th century.
He lived during the zenith of the Ottoman Empire, during the reigns of sultans Selim I, Suleyman, Selim II, and Murad III.
"Not long after its completion, the manuscript left Iran and was sent as a gift on the occasion of the accession of the Ottoman Sultan Selim II (reigned 1566-74)....
In the middle of the 16th century, in addition to the faces of Sultans Suleyman II and Selim II, the Ottoman coins minted in Kratovo also bore the letter "K" indicating their place or origin.
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.
The Selimiye Mosque, which was commissioned by Sultan Selim II, was built by famous Turkish architect Mimar Sinan in the 16th century.
These women included Hurrem (also called Roxelana or Roxolana), wife of Suleyman I (r.1520-1566); Nurbanu, wife of Selim II (r.1566-1574); and Safiye, valide sultan of Murad III (r.1574-1595).
A miniature illuminated painting documents the arrival in 1567 of an emissary of the Persian Safavid Shah Tahmasp at the Ottoman court of Sultan Selim II. The Iranian envoy brought 700 people and rare gifts carried by 34 heavily laden camels to the new Ottoman superpower of the Middle East.
Carrying the name of the reigning Sultan Selim II of the time, the mosque was built in the 16th century.