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Selim I

Selim IAKA Selim Yavuz Ghazi

Born: 10-Oct-1470
Birthplace: Amasya, Turkey
Died: 22-Sep-1520
Location of death: Edirne, Turkey
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Muslim
Race or Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Royalty

Nationality: Turkey
Executive summary: Ottoman Sultan, 1512-20

Selim invented the Taylesanlý Selimi turban (a type of turban with the end of the wrap or cloth hanging down). Although his ancestors were all bearded, he was always seen clean-shaven. He also wore an earring. During his reign he managed to fill the treasury completely whereupon it was locked and covered with his seal. He then declared, "If any of my successors can fill the treasury as much as I have, they may use their own seal, otherwise they all will use my seal". This wish was honored by Selim's successors. as none of them could fill the treasury as much as he had. His seal was used to lock the treasury for four centuries until the final dissolution of the Ottoman Empire.

Father: Bayezid II
Mother: Gulbahar
Brother: Ahmed (strangled along with most of his other brothers upon Selim's accession)
Wife: Aisha Hafsa
Wife: Aisha (daughter of Mengli Giray, Khan of the Crimea)
Son: Suleiman the Magnificent
Daughter: Khadija
Daughter: Baykhan
Daughter: Fatima

    Ottoman Sultan 1512-20

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