Mimar Sinan

Mimar Sinan (Ottoman Turkish: معمار سينان, romanized: Mi’mâr Sinân, Turkish: Mimar Sinan, pronounced [miːˈmaːɾ siˈnan]) (c. 1488–1490 – July 17, 1588) also known as Koca Mi’mâr Sinân Âğâ, (“Sinan Agha the Grand Architect” or “Grand Sinan”) was the chief Ottoman architect (Turkish: mimar) and civil engineer for sultans Suleiman the Magnificent, Selim II, and Murad III. He was responsible for the construction of more than 300 major structures and other more modest projects, such as schools. His apprentices would later design the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul and Stari Most in Mostar.