1494 – Born in Trabzon on the 6th of November.
1522 – Suleiman dispatched an armada of some four hundred ships whilst personally leading an army of 100,000 across Asia Minor to a point opposite the island.
1526 – Hungary and the Ottoman Empire deteriorated, Suleiman resumed his campaign in Eastern Europe and on the 26th of August.
1516-1526 – He defeated Louis II of Hungary at the Battle of Mohács.
1533 – Suleiman ordered his Grand Vizier Ibrahim Pasha to lead an army into Asia where he retook Bitlis and occupied Tabriz without resistance.
1534 – Joined Ibrahim, Suleiman made a push towards Persia, only to find the Shah sacrificing territory instead of facing a pitched battle, resorting to a harassment of the Ottoman army as it proceeded along the harsh interior.
1548-1549 – Suleiman embarked upon a second campaign.
1553 – Suleiman began his third and final campaign against the Shah.
1554 – A settlement was signed which was to conclude Suleiman’s
1566 – Died on the 5th of September.