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Magnificent Century 

Muhtesem Yüzyil (original title)
From 1520, follows Suleiman the Magnificent and his relatives from his great conquests to the "Battle of Szigeth".
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Series cast summary:
Halit Ergenç ...  Suleiman the Magnificent / ... 139 episodes, 2011-2014
Nur Fettahoglu ...  Mahidevran Sultan 139 episodes, 2011-2014
Selim Bayraktar ...  Sümbül Aga 139 episodes, 2011-2014
Selen Öztürk ...  Gülfem Hatun 139 episodes, 2011-2014
Mehmet Günsür ...  Sehzade Mustafa / ... 110 episodes, 2011-2014
Pinar Caglar Genctürk ...  Beyhan 106 episodes, 2011-2013
Selma Ergeç ...  Hatice Sultan 102 episodes, 2011-2013
Meryem Uzerli ...  Hurrem Sultan / ... 100 episodes, 2011-2013
Filiz Ahmet ...  Nigar Kalfa 100 episodes, 2011-2013
Okan Yalabik ...  Pargali Ibrahim Pasa 81 episodes, 2011-2012
Pelin Karahan ...  Mihrimah Sultan 76 episodes, 2012-2014
Nihan Büyükagaç ...  Gülsah Hatun 75 episodes, 2011-2013
Nebahat Çehre ...  Ayse Hafsa Sultan / ... 73 episodes, 2011-2012
Sema Kecik ...  Daye Hatun 73 episodes, 2011-2012
Fatih Al ...  Matrakçi Nasuh 73 episodes, 2011-2012
Gamze Dar ...  Fidan Hatun (2011-2013) 73 episodes, 2011-2012
Fehmi Karaarslan Fehmi Karaarslan ...  Ayas Pasa / ... 69 episodes, 2011-2013
Sabina Ajrula ...  Afife Hatun / ... 68 episodes, 2012-2014
Murat Sahan Murat Sahan ...  Coban Mustafa Pasa 60 episodes, 2011-2012
Yüksel Ünal ...  Seker Aga 56 episodes, 2011-2013


At the age of 26, when his reign began, Sultan Süleyman sought to build an empire more powerful than Alexander the Great and to render the Ottomans invincible. Throughout his 46-year reign, his fame as the greatest warrior and ruler of his age spreads both to the East and West. With his companion Pargali Ibrahim, Süleyman achieves great victories, and makes his name known in the Muslim World. Süleyman called Ibrahim his brother, friend and advisor. The television series shows Süleyman's consolidation of his power: Pargali Ibrahim being grand minister of state, reinforcing the rule of law throughout the empire, meeting foreign diplomats, and preparing for military campaigns, all set against the backdrop of the tension between Christian Europe and the Ottoman Empire. The series also focuses on the relationships among the members of the imperial household, especially romantic entanglements and rivalries. The animosity between Hürrem Sultan and Mahidevran Sultan, mother of the Sultan's ... Written by ahmetkozan

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Release Date:

5 January 2011 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Suleimán: El Gran Sultán See more »

Filming Locations:

Istanbul, Turkey See more »


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TRL4,000,000 (estimated)
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TIMS Productions See more »
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Color | Color (HD)
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"Muhtesem Yüzyil" was awarded "Best Drama TV Series" at 39th Golden Butterfly Awards in 2012. See more »


Referenced in Coming Soon (2014) See more »

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impressive show
18 October 2012 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

costumes, palace recreation, action scenes, intrigues, love stories, hate stories, great art of details, not bad actors, historical film with crumbs of soap opera, lights, shadows, beautiful music, and a legendary figure of Turkish past. is it enough ? almost. because the virtue of movie is ambition to present a human character. and for who discovers Soliman the Magnificent like silhouette of myth is not really easy to accept an Ottoman leader with many ( little ) vices. the air of fairy tall is at right place but the respect for truth is one of fundamental characteristics of script. and this is one of good points. another - the cast. not perfect but inspired instrument to present atmosphere of a time not very romantic but cruel, strange and seductive.Halit Ergenc is pure star, Okan Yalabik builds a complex and refined character and the victory of Meryem Uzerli are worthy of praise .in this conditions, the film is a Turkish cultural cruiser . so, its mission is very important. roots - hard work, good ingredients and unbeatable recipes.

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