Istanbul in Fatih district, Istanbul Province, Turkey
The Tomb of Suleiman the Magniﬁcent
Kânûnî Sultan Süleymân Han Türbesi
Suleiman the Magnificent (1494, Trabzon - 1566, Szigetvár), was the tenth Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and the 89th Caliph of Islam. In the west, he was known as Suleiman the Magnificent and in the east, he was known as Sultan Suleiman the Lawmaker for his righteous reign. He ruled as the Sultan from 1520 until his death in 1566 and embarked on 13 military campaigns. He spent 10 years and one month in total for these military campaigns during his reign. Thus, Suleiman was the longest reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, who had the highest number of military campaigns and spent the longest time on these campaigns.
Sultan Suleiman inherited the throne from his father in 1520 when Selim I died. In the west, he conquered Belgrade, Rhodes, Moldova, and a large part of Hungary. He laid siege to Vienna in 1529, but he failed due to various reasons. Fighting Safavids in the east, he conquered a large part of Middle East. While the borders of the Empire were extended to Algeria in Africa, the Ottoman Navy dominated Mediterranean and Red Sea. He inherited a territory from his father that covered 6.557.000 km, and extended this
Located in front of the mihrab of Suleymaniye Mosque, the tomb of Suleiman the Magnificent has an octagonal plan with cloisters resting on 28 pillars. Two walls of the tomb are covered with unique ceramics. Next to the tomb of Suleiman the Magnificent stand the tombs of his daughter Mihrimah Sultan, Suleiman II, his brother Ahmed and Dilaşup Saliha Sultan and his daughter Ayşe Sultan. Next to this tomb are the tombs of high dignitaries of the Ottoman Empire.
Kanunı Sultan Süleyman (1494 Trabzon - 1566 Zigetvar), Osmanlı İmparatorluğu'nun 10. padışahı ve 89. Islam halifesidir. Batıda Muhteşem Süleyman, Doğuda ise adaletli yönetimine atfen Kanunî Sultan Süleyman olarak da bilinmektedir. 1520'den 1566'daki ölümüne kadar, yaklaşık 46 yıl boyunca padişahık yapan ve toplamda 13 kere sefere çıkan Süleyman, saltanatının toplam 10 yıl 1ayını seferlerde geçirmiştir. Süleyman böylece devletin hem en uzun süre gorev yapan hem en çok sefere çıkan hem de en uzun süre sefer yapan padişahı olmuştur.
Sultan Süleyman 1520 yılında, babası Yavuz
Süleymaniye Cami'nin mihrabı önünde bulunan Kânûni Sultan Süleymân Han'ın türbesi; sekiz köşeli bir plân üzerine etrafı revaklı olup, 28 sütuna dayanmaktadır. Türbenin iki duvarı eşsiz çinilerle süslenmiştir. Kânünî Sultan Süleymân Han'ın yanına kızı Mihrimâh Sultân, ikinci Süleymân ve kardeşi
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Erected by Istanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi (Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality).
Location. 41° 0.929′ N, 28° 57.834′ E. Marker is in Istanbul, Istanbul Province, in Fatih district. Marker can be reached from Süleymaniye Caddesi just from Prof. Sıddık Sami Onar Caddesi, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Istanbul, Istanbul Province 34116, Turkey.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Suleymaniye Mosque and Social Complex (within shouting distance of this marker); Mimar Sinan (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Rustem Pasha Mosque (approx. half a kilometer away); March 16th Martyrs (approx. half a kilometer away); The History of the Egyptian Bazaar (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Şehzade Mosque and Complex (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); The Ruins of the Triumphal Arch of Theodosius Şimkeşhane (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Istanbul.
More about this marker. This marker is located in the Suleymaniye Mosque and Social Complex.
Also see . . . Suleiman the Magnificent - Wikipedia. At the helm of an expanding empire, Suleiman personally instituted major legislative changes relating to society, education, taxation, and criminal law. His canonical law (or the Kanuns) fixed the form of the empire for centuries after his death. Not only was Suleiman a distinguished poet and goldsmith; he also became a great patron of culture, overseeing the "Golden" age of the Ottoman Empire in its artistic, literary and architectural development. (Submitted on July 1, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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