Suleiman the Magnificent

1494 Nov 6

Prologue

Trabzon, Ortahisar/Trabzon, Tu

Suleiman was born in Trabzon on the southern coast of the Black Sea to Şehzade Selim (later Selim I), probably on 6 November 1494, although this date is not known with absolute certainty or evidence. His mother was Hafsa Sultan, a convert to Islam of unknown origins, who died in 1534.

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