Janissaries

Janissaries . Corps of infantrymen , whose mission was the protection of the Ottoman sultan , as well as the custody of the imperial palace. Its name comes from the Turkish “Yeniçeri”, which means new troops and was created by Sultan Murad …

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Rusten pasha

Rüstem Paşa or Damat Rüstem Paşa. He was the Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire in a first period ( 1544 – 1553 ) and then in a second period between ( 1555 – 1561 ), during the reign …

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Murad II

Murad II . Ottoman Sultan between 1421 to 1444 and from 1446 to 1451 . During his first reign he had to face two pretenders to the throne supported by the Byzantine Empire , as well as fight against Venice , Hungary and the emirates in Anatolia , who rejected Ottoman …

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Murad I

Murad I . Ottoman Sultan from 1362 to 1389 . He captured the Greeks Thrace , Gallipoli and Adrianople, establishing at this last point the capital of his empire. He subdued the Serbs and Bulgarians, and was the creator of …

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Mihrimah sultana

Mihrimah Sultana. (Ottoman Turkish: مهر ماه سلطان, Turkish pronunciation (mihɾiˈmah suɫˈtan) was the daughter of the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent and his wife Hürrem Sultan. Her name in Turkish means Sun and …

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