Suleiman the Magnificent

The Great Siege of Malta, May 18 – September 11, 1565

The Ottomans should have taken the city, but Malta’s defenders and the arrival of a relief army of Spanish soldiers turned the tide. Many historians believe that, had Turgut lived, the siege would have been successful.

Safavid Shah Isma’il II dies, 1577 CE

Today on the 24th of November in 1577 CE, the third Safavid Shah Isma’il II…

Ottoman Sultan Ahmed I dies, November 22, 1617 CE, a short biography

Today on the 22nd of November in 1617 CE, the 14th Ottoman Sultan Ahmed I…