High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Selim II Sarkhosh (Ottoman Turkish: Sel m-i s n , Turkish:II.Selim) (Manisa or Constantinople, 28 May 1524 Topkapi Palace, Contantinople, 12 December/15 December 1574), also known as "Selim the Sot (Mest)" or "Selim the Drunkard", was the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1566 until his death. He was a son of Suleiman the Magnificent and his fourth and favourite wife Hürrem Sultan, originally named Roxelana, a Ruthenian. In 1545, at Konya, he married Nurbanu Sultan, originally named Cecilia Venier-Baffo, a Venetian noblewoman, and mother of Murad III, who later became the first Valide Sultan who acted as co-regent with the sultan in the Sultanate of Women.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Sokollu Mehmed Pasha (Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian: Mehmed-pa a Sokolovi , Cyrillic: - ) (born as Bajica or Bajo Nenadi ( , ) 1506, Sokolovi i, Bosnia - died 1579, Constantinople, Ottoman Empire) was a prominent 16th-century Ottoman statesman. Mehmed was taken away at an early age as part of the devshirmeh system of Ottoman collection of young boys to be raised to serve as a janissary. He rose through the ranks of the Ottoman imperial system, eventually holding positions as commander of the imperial guard (1543-1546), High Admiral of the Fleet (1546-1551), Governor-General of Rumelia (1551-1555), Third Vizier (1555-1561), Second Vizier (1561-1565) and as Grand Vizier (1565-1579) (for a total of 14 years, 3 months, 17 days) under three Sultans: Suleiman the Magnificent, Selim II, and Murad III. He was assassinated in 1579, ending a near 15-year rule as de facto ruler of the Ottoman Empire.