Ottoman Empire

Ottoman Empire, Empire centered about modern Turkey, 1299–1922.

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The Ottoman Empire (; Ottoman Turkish: دولت عليه عثمانيه‎ Devlet-i ʿAlīye-i ʿOsmānīye, literally "The Sublime Ottoman State"; Modern Turkish: Osmanlı İmparatorluğu or Osmanlı Devleti; French: Empire ottoman) was a state that controlled much of Southeastern Europe, Western Asia, and Northern Africa between the 14th and early 20th centuries. It was founded at the end of the 13th century in northwestern Anatolia in the town of Söğüt (modern-day Bilecik Province) by the Turkoman tribal leader Osman I. After 1354, the Ottomans crossed into Europe and with the conquest of the Balkans, the Ottoman beylik was transformed into a transcontinental empire. The Ottomans ended the Byzantine Empire with the 1453 conquest of Constantinople by Mehmed the Conqueror. The Ottoman Empire would very slowly decline until its fall after World War I, in which it sided with the losing Central Powers of the German Empire, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and Bulgaria. Under the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent, the Ottoman Empire marked the peak of its power and prosperity as well as the highest development of its government, social, and economic systems.

List of sultans of the Ottoman Empire
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List of sultans of the Ottoman Empire ... Ottoman Empire (Turkish: Osmanlı padişahları), who were all members of the Ottoman dynasty (House of Osman), ruled over the transcontinental empire from...

Dissolution of the Ottoman Empire
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Dissolution of the Ottoman Empire ... dissolution of the Ottoman Empire (1908–1922) began with the Second Constitutional Era with the Young Turk Revolution. It restored the Ottoman constitution...

Rise of the Ottoman Empire
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Rise of the Ottoman Empire ... The foundation and rise of the Ottoman Empire is a period of history that started with the emergence of the Ottoman principality (Osmanlı Beyliği) in c...

History of the Ottoman Empire
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History of the Ottoman Empire ... The Ottoman Empire was founded circa 1299 by Osman I as a small beylik in northwestern Asia Minor just south of the Byzantine capital Constantinople. The...

Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire
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Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire ... Ibrahim (/ˌɪbrəˈhiːm/; Ottoman Turkish: ابراهيم‎; Turkish: İbrahim; 5 November 1615 – 18 August 1648) was the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1640 until 1648...

Military of the Ottoman Empire
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Military of the Ottoman Empire ... The history of the military of the Ottoman Empire can be divided in five main periods.[according to whom?] The foundation era covers the years between...

Partition of the Ottoman Empire
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Partition of the Ottoman Empire ... The partition of the Ottoman Empire (30 October 1918 – 1 November 1922) was a geopolitical event that occurred after World War I and the occupation of...

Armenians in the Ottoman Empire
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Armenians in the Ottoman Empire ... Armenians in the Ottoman Empire (or Ottoman Armenians) mostly belonged to either the Armenian Apostolic Church or the Armenian Catholic Church. They were...

Flags of the Ottoman Empire
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Flags of the Ottoman Empire ... The Ottoman Empire used a variety of flags, especially as naval ensigns, during its history. The star and crescent came into use in the second half of...

Millet (Ottoman Empire)
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Millet (Ottoman Empire) ... In the Ottoman Empire, a millet (Turkish: [millet]) was an independent court of law pertaining to "personal law" under which a confessional community (a...

Slavery in the Ottoman Empire
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Culture of the Ottoman Empire
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Transformation of the Ottoman Empire
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History of the Jews in the Ottoman Empire
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Administrative divisions of the Ottoman Empire
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Demographics of the Ottoman Empire
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Capitulations of the Ottoman Empire
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Languages of the Ottoman Empire
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Decline and modernization of the Ottoman Empire
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