Location of death: Topkapi Palace, Istanbul
Cause of death: unspecified
Race or Ethnicity: Multiracial
Sexual orientation: Straight
Executive summary: Ottoman Sultan, 1566-74
Selim II, or Selim the Drunkard, had no interest in governing his empire, preferring to spend his time engaged in drunken debauchery. However he inherited the capable Grand Vizier Mehemed Pasha Sokolovic, a Muslim of Serbian descent, from his father Suleiman the Magnificent. Sokolovic (or Sokullu in Turkish) extracted a tribute of 30,000 ducats a year from Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II. Also by terms of this treaty the Ottomans gained significant authority in Moldavia and Wallachia.
Father: Suleiman the Magnificent
Wife: Nur-banu (b. 1530, m. 1545, of Italian descent)
Son: Murad III
Ottoman Sultan 1566-74
Ukrainian Ancestry maternal side
Risk Factors: Alcoholism
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