What is Ottoman Empire?

  • (noun): A Turkish sultanate of southwestern Asia and northeastern Africa and southeastern Europe; created by the Ottoman Turks in the 13th century and lasted until the end of World War I; although initially small it expanded until it superseded the Byzantine Empire.
    Synonyms: Turkish Empire

Ottoman Empire

The Ottoman Empire (Ottoman Turkish: دَوْلَتِ عَلِيّهٔ عُثمَانِیّه Devlet-i ʿAliyye-yi ʿOsmâniyye Modern Turkish: Osmanlı İmparatorluğu), also historically referred to as the Turkish Empire or Turkey, was a state founded by Turkish tribes under Osman Bey in north-western Anatolia in 1299. With the conquest of Constantinople by Mehmed II in 1453, the Ottoman state became an empire. The empire reached its peak at 1590, covering parts of Asia, Europe and Africa. The reign of the long-lived Ottoman dynasty lasted for 623 years, from 27 July 1299 to 1 November 1922, when the monarchy in Turkey was abolished.

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... Third Italian War of Independence Kingdom of Italy Austrian Empire Armistice of Cormons and Treaty of Vienna Kingdom of Italy annexes Venetia and Friuli. 1912 ... Italo-Turkish War Kingdom of Italy Ottoman Empire Italian victory, Italy gains Tripolitania, Cyrenaica, Fezzan and the Dodecanese Islands. 1918 ... World War I Italy United Kingdom Indian Empire Dominion of Canada Australia New Zealand South Africa Newfoundland Belgium France Russia Japan United States Serbia Other ...
Lebanon-Syria Relations - Greater Syria Under Ottoman Rule
... Greater Syria, as termed within the Ottoman Empire, was composed of Syria, Lebanon, Israel, palestine, and Jordan ... Under the Ottoman Empire, Mount Lebanon (the region of the Lebanon mountain range) enjoyed political autonomy from the center because of its geographic isolation ... Whereas Mount Lebanon enjoyed this independence from the Ottoman ruling center, Syrian cities maintained a closer political relationship to Istanbul ...
Ottoman Empire - Science and Technology
... The Ottomans managed to build a very large collection of libraries ... Greek scholar from Trabzon, to translate and make available to Ottoman educational institutions the geography book of Ptolemy ... In 1660 the Ottoman scholar Ibrahim Efendi al-Zigetvari Tezkireci translated Noël Duret's French astronomical work (written in 1637) into Arabic ...
South African – Turkish Relations - Historical Relations
... The forerunner to Turkey, the Ottoman Empire, established relations with colonial South Africa, which was then part of the British Empire, in 1861 with the appointment of a Mr ... Bettelheim was sent from the Ottoman Empire to Cape Town in 1889 ... The Ottomans also maintained consulates in Durban and Johannesburg ...

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