Selim 1

  • Period: Oct 10, 1470 to Sep 22, 1520

    Selim 1 Life Span

    This is how long Selim 1 lived.
  • Period: Mar 10, 1512 to Aug 26, 1520

    His Rule as Sultan Selim 1

    Selim 1 rule was around eight years. He ruled from the time he was 42 years old until he died of cancer at age 50. Took rule because his father Sultan Bayezid steps down from the throne and leaves it in his hands.
  • Apr 25, 1512

    Selim 1 became Sultan Selim 1

  • May 14, 1513

    Helping Babur

    Selim 1 gave Babur artillery and men in order to help him with his conquests. This led to the basis of Mogul-Ottoman relations.
  • Period: Oct 18, 1514 to Oct 18, 1517

    Control of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Arabia

    Not only did he have control of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Arabia, but also Jerusalem, Mecca, and Madinah from 1514 to 1517.
  • Dec 25, 1514

    Battle of Chaldiran

    Defeat of Ismail 1 of Safavid Persia; East Anatolia under Turkish control
  • Jan 17, 1516

    Battle of Marj Dabiq

    Won against Al-Ashraf Qansuh al-Ghawri of Mamluk Sultanate of Egypt; Syria and Palestine under Ottoman rule.
  • Oct 29, 1517

    Battle of Ridaniya

    Defeated Tuman bay II of Mamluk Sultanate of Egypt. Egypt under rule of the Ottomans. Selim takes title of caliph.
  • Jun 13, 1519

    Selim Recieves Respect

    Khair ed-Din gave his respects to Selim in exchange for Selim support against Spain. However, Selim didn't get to see the battle through because he was on his death bed.
  • Sep 30, 1520

    Selim 1 exceeded

    Selim 1 exceeded by his son, Suleyman 1, shortly after his death.