or Sulayman Suleiman I
Suleiman I, or Sulayman (1494–1566), sultan of Ottoman Empire from 1520–1566. He was also known as The Magnificent and The Lawgiver. His reign was marked by his numerous successful military campaigns and the legal, literary, and artistic achievements of his empire. He waged ground and naval wars in parts of Europe, Asia Minor, and Africa, enlarging his territory with each successive victory. During a brief period his navy dominated the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, and the Persian Gulf. He did not succeed, however, in his naval warfare against Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and Venice. His court included lawyers, artists, writers and architects, whom he engaged to help him create his vision of a magnificent and sophisticated empire.
See also: Ottoman Empire.