Selim I. sultan (1467-1520)

The ninth ruler of the Ottoman empire. (1512-1520). He came to the throne only after a bloody struggle with his brothers and through forcing his father to abdicate (due to his quick temper he was given the "Javuz" [Wild and Merciless] adjective to his name). Throughout his short reign he nearly doubled the empire's territory. His greatest achievement however, was the conquering and isolating of the siita Persia which was a deadly threat to the empire.