Ottomans

The Ottoman Empire was founded by Osman I (Arabic Uthmān), for whom it is named. As sultan Mehmed II conquered Constantinople (Istanbul) in 1453, the state grew into a mighty empire.

The Empire reached its apex under Suleiman the Magnificent in the 16th century when it stretched from the Persian Gulf in the east to Hungary in the northwest; and from Egypt in the south to the Caucasus in the north.

After its defeat at the Battle of Vienna in 1683, however, the empire began a slow decline, culminating in the defeat of the empire by the Allies in World War I.

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TitleOttomans
URLwww.religionfacts.com/ottoman
Short URLrlft.co/846
Published
UpdatedNovember 10, 2015
MLA Citation“Ottomans.” ReligionFacts.com. 10 Nov. 2015. Web. Accessed 11 Feb. 2016. <www.religionfacts.com/ottoman>