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Meh·med II

(mĕ-mĕd′) or Meh·met II (-mĕt′) also Mu·ham·mad II (mo͝o-hăm′ĭd, -hä′mĭd) Known as "the Conqueror." 1429?-1481.
Sultan of Turkey (1451-1481) and founder of the Ottoman Empire. He conquered Constantinople in 1453 and made it his capital.
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Mehmet II, maybe the most famous Ottoman Sultan, was only in his mid-twenties when he conquered Constaninople and ushered in a new age
After the city fell to the armies of Sultan Mehmet II The Conqueror, four minarets were added to the structure and the interior was decorated with Islamic art.
Turkey's biggest and historical city of ystanbul was conquered by Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II.
Construit en 1450 sous le regne du sultan Mehmet II, le Grand bazar a ete agrandi, detruit, reconstruit ou modernise au fil des siecles dans une joyeuse improvisation qui, a defaut d'avoir toujours respecte les canons historiques, a au moins contribue a justifier son nom.
The Topkapi Palace Museum, which was built by Mehmet II not long after the conquest of Istanbul, is a nice place to get a historical perspective on the city.
The museum keeps memories of the conquest by the Ottoman Islamic leader, Mehmet II (Al-Fatih).
When Ottoman forces under Mehmet II conquered the city in 1453 he ordered the immediate conversion of the Hagia Sophia into a mosque.
In Constantinople, aACAyAli Al Qushji was appointed a mudarris (teacher) at the Hagia Sophia School of Sultan Mehmet II, where the scientist composed his "Risalah dar Hayat" (1470) in Persian.
The Ottomans became a regional power in 1453, when Sultan Mehmet II conquered Istanbul, connecting the empire's domains in Europe and Asia.
Prudlo, professor of medieval history at Jacksonville State University in Alabama, to Vatican Radio: "The Ottoman emperor, Mehmet II, had taken Constantinople in 1453 with an army of 250,000, and pacified the Balkan regions.
It is being staged to celebrate the re-opening of Istanbul's historic archery field, the Okmeydani, which was established in 1453 by Mehmet II after the siege of Constantinople and Folkard added: " I feel very honoured to be taking part in this historic event.
Fetih 1453" tells the story of Mehmet II, who ascends to the Ottoman throne after the deaths of his father Murat II and brother Osman Erciyes.