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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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Produced during the reign of Mehmet II, the piece belongs to the earliest group of Iznik, characterized by an intense, inky, blue-black coloring which reflects the embryonic stage of firing control two decades before a brighter cobalt blue was achieved.
Mehmet II, maybe the most famous Ottoman Sultan, was only in his mid-twenties when he conquered Constaninople and ushered in a new age!
Turkey's biggest and historical city of ystanbul was conquered by Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II., who is also known as Fatih the Conqueror, in 1453 from Byzantium Empire.
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.
They do not believe that their ancestors carried the ships over land to the Golden Horn," he said, referring to Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II's conquest of Constantinople (now Istanbul) in 1453.
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."