Suleiman the Magnificent

Childhood of Suleiman
1500 Jan 1

Childhood of Suleiman

Cankurtaran, Topkapı Palace, F

At the age of seven, Suleiman began studies of science, history, literature, theology and military tactics in the schools of the imperial Topkapı Palace in Constantinople. As a young man, he befriended Pargalı Ibrahim, a Greek slave who later became one of his most trusted advisers (but who was later executed on Suleiman's orders).