The Most Incredible Title. Ever

June 13, 2012 § Leave a comment

Suleiman the Magnificent ruled the Ottoman Empire was the longest-serving of all Ottoman Emperors, sitting on the throne in Istanbul from 1520-66.  As emperor, Suleiman was truly magnificent, in terms of territorial expansion, legal reforms, and almost completely reforming Ottoman life.  However, I do think that the greatest of his legacy to the world comes in the form of his title:

His Imperial Majesty The Sultan Süleyman I, Sovereign of the Imperial House of Osman, Sultan of Sultans, Khan of Khans, Commander of the Faithful and Successor of the Prophet of the Lord of the Universe, Protector of the Holy Cities of Mecca, Medina, and Jerusalem, Emperor of the Three Cities of Constantinople, Adrianople, and Bursa, and of the Cities of Damascus and Cairo, of all Armenia, of the Magris, of Barka, of Kairuan, of Aleppo, or Arabic Iraq, of Cilicia, of the Vilayets of Erzurum, of Sivas, of Adana, of Karaman, of Van, of Barbary, of Abysinnia, of Tunisia, of Tripoli, of Damascus, of Cyprus, of Rhodes, of Candia, of the Vilayet of the Morea, of the Marmara Sea, the Black Sea and also its coasts, of Anatolia, of Rumelia, Baghdad, Kurdistan, Greece, Turkmenistan, Tatary, Circassia, of the two regions of Kabarda, of Georgia, of the plain of Kypshak, of the whole country of the Tatars, of Kefa, and all of the neighbouring countries, of Bosnia and its dependencies, of the City and Fort of Belgrade, of the Vilayet of Serbia, with all the castles, forts, and cities of all Albania, of all Iflak and Bogdania…

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