Introduced in Vanilla
|Titles|| The Magnificent
|Date of birth||1494|
|Date of death||1566|
|Preferred victory||Scientific Victory|
|Voice actor/actress||Onur Aydemir|
Suleiman I (1494–1566) was the tenth and longest reigning sultan of the Ottoman Empire.
Suleiman speaks modern Turkish instead of Ottoman Turkish which contained many words from Arabic and Persian. He is inside his palace, beneath a dome with an oculus. The Sultan is holding a book which could be a Quran or a law codex.
Unique Ability: Barbary Corsairs
Voice Actor: Onur Aydemir
|Wonder Competitiveness||5 (7-3)|
|City State Influence Competitiveness||6 (8-4)|
|Hate Warmongers||4 (6-2)|
|Willingness to Denounce||7 (9-5)|
|Willingness to Declare Friendship||5 (7-3)|
|Offensive Unit Production||7 (9-5)|
|Defensive Unit Production||4 (6-2)|
|Defensive Building Production||4 (6-2)|
|Military Training Buildings Production||6 (8-4)|
|Recon Unit Production||5 (7-3)|
|Ranged Unit Production||5 (7-3)|
|Mobile Unit Production||6 (8-4)|
|Naval Unit Production||8 (10-6)|
|Naval Recon Unit Production||10 (10-8)|
|Air Unit Production||5 (7-3)|
|Naval Growth||6 (8-4)|
|Naval Tile Improvements||6 (8-4)|
|Water Connections||6 (8-4)|
|Tile Improvements||5 (7-3)|
|Infrastructure (Roads)||5 (7-3)|
|Production Emphasis||5 (7-3)|
|Science Emphasis||6 (8-4)|
|Gold Emphasis||5 (7-3)|
|Culture Emphasis||6 (8-4)|
|Happiness Emphasis||4 (6-2)|
|Great People Emphasis||5 (7-3)|
|Wonder Emphasis||5 (7-3)|
|Diplomacy victory||5 (7-3)|
|Spaceship victory||8 (10-6)|
|Use of Nukes||7 (9-5)|
|Likeliness to Declare War||6 (8-4)|
|Likeliness to be Hostile||6 (8-4)|
|Likeliness to be Deceptive||7 (9-5)|
|Likeliness to be Guarded||4 (6-2)|
|Likeliness to be Afraid||5 (7-3)|
|Likeliness to be Friendly||7 (9-5)|
|Likeliness to be Neutral||5 (7-3)|
|Ignore City States||5 (7-3)|
|Friendliness to City Sates||5 (7-3)|
|Protection of City States||7 (9-5)|
|Conquest of City States||6 (8-4)|
Suleiman usually tries to win through conquest or science.
Suleiman can be hostile and start early wars. He also tends to denounce another civilization on some circumstances. He is likely to try to get nukes as well.
The Ottomans will normally have the best navy in a game. They will also have a large offensive army, but do not fare well in defensive combats.
Despite his aggressiveness, Suleiman is quite easy to befriend, especially if the player happens to be a warmonger. Even so, he is often deceptive and can backstab his allies.
Suleiman is often protective of city-states in his sphere of influence, but may try to conquer a few.
When playing as Suleiman, it's probably the best to attempt a domination victory, though scientific victory is also possible.
Suleiman I, known as "The Magnificent," "The Legislator" and "The Grand Turk," was the caliph of Islam and the sultan of the Ottoman Empire, taking the reins of the Turkish kingdom in 1520 and ruling until his death in 1566. During his rule Suleiman greatly expanded the Empire's territory, earning the fear (and grudging admiration) of leaders across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Suleiman was the son and grandson of sultans. At an early age he studied science, literature, theology, and the military arts in Istanbul. At 17 he was appointed governor of Kaffa by his grandfather, and he was made governor of Manisa during the reign of his father, Sultan Selim I. His father died in 1520 when Suleiman was 26, and he ascended to the throne. Although still quite a young man, Suleiman had nearly ten years of leadership experience when he came to power.
Military Ambitions in EuropeEdit
According to some historians, Suleiman deeply admired Alexander the Great and hoped to emulate him and create an empire that encompassed Europe, Asia Minor, Africa, and the Middle East. Upon achieving power, Suleiman began planning a campaign against Europe and the Balkans.
In 1521, just a year after achieving power, Suleiman captured Belgrade. In the following year he took the Island of Rhodes from the Knights of St. John. In 1526 he defeated the Hungarians at the Battle of Mohacs, killing the Hungarian king Louis II in combat.
Following Louis II's death, the Hungarian throne was taken by Ferdinand I, the Habsburg archduke of Austria. Seeking to weaken Habsburg power in Eastern Europe, Suleiman supported the claim of John Zapolya, lord of Transylvania. In 1529 he laid siege to Vienna. The siege was unsuccessful, however, but it did serve to keep Hungarian power concentrated on Vienna, effectively ceding control of most of Hungary to Suleiman's puppet, John. When John died in 1540 the Austrians moved back into central Hungary. The two forces would continue to battle inconclusively for the next twenty years, until a peace treaty was signed in 1562, four years before Suleiman's death. To support his land campaigns Suleiman also created a great navy on the Mediterranean, the first such in Ottoman history. He put his forces under the command of admiral Khayr al-Din (known in the west as "Barbarossa"), a sometime pirate with a natural genius for naval warfare who defeated the combined Spanish-Venetian fleets in 1538, effectively giving the Ottomans dominance in the Eastern Mediterranean for the next forty years.
Military Adventures in PersiaEdit
Suleiman waged three major campaigns in Persia during his reign. The first campaign (1534–35) won the Ottomans control over a portion of eastern Asia Minor as well as most of Iraq. The second campaign some ten years later (1548–49) won some additional terrain around the strategically important Lake Van on the border of Persia and Asia Minor. The third campaign was inconclusive, as the Ottomans were unable to sustain an offensive deep in Persian territory and thus were unable to hold onto their gains.
As sultan, Suleiman surrounded himself with competent, often brilliant, statesmen and administrators. He built mosques, bridges, roads and fortresses across his territory, and the period is seen as a golden age of Ottoman architecture. He also worked to reform and codify the empire's legal system. "The Lawgiver's" legal system would survive almost unchanged for three centuries. He paid attention especially to the plight of his Christian subjects, who until then had been little more than serfs. Jews also were protected, to such an extent that many emigrated to the Ottoman Empire from Europe, where they were much more harshly treated.
Culture, Religion and the ArtsEdit
While his territorial accomplishments were impressive, the Sultan did not ignore the culture of his homeland, Suleiman himself a skilled poet and fervent Muslim. During his rule hundreds of artistic societies flourished across the country. Suleiman commissioned numerous new mosques of a previously unseen grandeur, many designed by master architect Sinan.
Verdict of HistoryEdit
Suleiman died in 1566 while (once more) campaigning in Hungary. At the time of his death he was famous across the known world. In Europe he was envied for his unbelievable wealth, his magnificent treasury containing more riches than any other leader had possessed in history. He was admired for his military prowess and respected for his fair treatment of non-Muslim subjects.
Muslims respected the Sultan for his belief in the rule of law. The Sultan adopted Islamic sacred law to compliment the traditional law already in place from his predecessors, providing a model for Eastern powers for centuries to come. Almost everyone − Christian and Muslim alike − agreed that he was fully worthy of the title "The Magnificent."
- Suleiman kept numerous fancy breeds of pigeons at his palace in Istanbul.
- Suleiman was fond of wearing “excessively large” turbans, as described by Venetian Bartolomeo Contarini, after his ascension to the throne.
Attacked: Beware! I don't think you have the power to do this! Very well, let's begin! (Dikkat! Bunu yapacak gücün olduğunu sanmıyorum! Pekâlâ, başlayalım!)
Declares War: You are a great danger to my people! I must destroy/eliminate you! (Benim insanlarım için büyük tehdit oluşturuyorsun! Seni yok etmeliyim!)
Defeated: This is terrible! I have been defeated! For the sake of my beard and my belly, how could this happen? (Korkunç! Mağlup oldum! Sakalım ve göbeğim aşkına, bu nasıl olabildi!)
Hate Let´s Hear It 01: So you say! (Diyorsun!)
Hate Let´s Hear It 02: (with unpleasant tone) Go on! (Devam et!)
Hate Hello: (tone is not as unpleasant as it could be) What do you want? (Ne istiyorsunuz?)
Hate No 01: This is unacceptable! (Bu kabul edilemez!)
Hate No 02: (very pissed off tone) You can't be serious! (Ciddi olamazsın!)
Hate No 03: (even more pissed off) Excuse me? (Affedersin?)
Hate Yes 01: (tone is as someone is relaxing after great exhaustion) Ah, very good! (Ah, çok iyi!)
Hate Yes 02: I assume we must come to an agreement. (Anlaşmamız gerektiğini varsayıyorum.)
Hate Yes 03: (same as HateYes1 but without the great exhaustion part) Very good. (Çok iyi!)
Intro: The Ottoman Nation greets you stranger! I'm Suleiman! (Osmanlı Ulusu sizi selamlar yabancı! Ben Süleyman!)
Neutral Hear It 01: I'm listening (Dinliyorum.)
Neutral Hear It 02: Go on. (Devam et.)
Neutral Hello: Greetings! (Selamlar!)
Neutral No 01: No! (Hayır!)
Neutral No 02: Of course not!! (Kesinlikle hayır!)
Neutral No 03: We decline! (Reddediyoruz!)
Neutral Yes 01: Very good! (Çok iyi!)
Neutral Yes 02: OK! ("Tamam!" which means "complete" but in this context it's used like OK.)
Neutral Yes 03: Wonderful! (Harika!)
Request: Let's do business! Would you be interested? (Gelin pazarlığa tutuşalım! Hoşunuza gider mi?)
Peaceful: Congratulations on your victory and I hope that peace will last forever! (Zaferiniz için sizi kutlarım ve umarım barış daima kalıcı olacaktır!)
IntroEditBlessings of God be upon you, oh Great Emperor Suleiman! Your power, wealth and generosity awe the world! Truly, are you called "Magnificent!" Your empire began in Bithynia, a small country in Eastern Anatolia in the 12th century. Taking advantage of the decline of the great Seljuk Sultanate of Rum, King Osman I of Bithynia expanded west into Anatolia. Over the next century, your subjects brought down the empire Byzantium, taking its holdings in Turkey and then the Balkans. In the mid 15th century, the Ottomans captured ancient Constantinople, gaining control of the strategic link between Europe and the Middle East. Your people’s empire would continue to expand for centuries, at its height, governing much of North Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe.
Mighty Suleiman, heed the call of your people! Bring your empire back to the height of its power and glory and once again the world will look upon your greatness with awe and admiration! Will you accept the challenge, great emperor? Will you build an empire that will stand the test of time?