Sulayman II

Sulayman II, 1642–91, Ottoman sultan (1687–91), brother and successor of Muhammad IV to the throne of the Ottoman Empire (Turkey). His grand vizier (chief executive officer), Mustafa Köprülü, was at first successful in taking the offensive against the Austrians, but Köprülü was killed shortly after Sulayman's death, in the battle of Slankamen (1691). Sulayman was succeeded by his brother, Ahmed II. See also Sulayman I.

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