Sultan Mehmed III (16 May, 1566 - 21 December, 1603)

Mehmed III
The Sultan of the Osman Empire (1595-1603). Since the reign of Suleyman he was the first and for a long time last ruler who led the army of the empire personally, this time against the Habsburgs in Hungary. He occupied the fortress of Eger in 1596, for which he received the title "the conqueror of Eger" and two weeks later he defeated the imperial army led by Chief Prince Maximilian in Mezőkeresztes. During his reign there were several revolts due to the economic crisis caused by the war.