Suleiman the Magnificent
In the 16th Century an Ottoman Sultan known as the second Solomon ruled half the civilized world. He was known as Süleyman the Magnificent. During his 46-yea...
Ottoman naval expeditions in the Indian Ocean
The Ottoman naval expeditions in the Indian Ocean (Modern Turkish: Hint seferleri or Hint Deniz seferleri, literally "Indian Ocean campaigns") were a series of Ottoman amphibious operations in the Ind...
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Siege of Esztergom (1543)
The Siege of Esztergom occurred between 25 July and 10 August 1543, when the Ottoman army, led by emperor Suleyman the Magnificent, besieged the city of Esztergom in modern Hungary. The city was captu...
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Ottoman expedition to Aceh
The Ottoman expedition to Aceh was started from around 1565 when the Ottoman Empire endeavoured to support the Aceh Sultanate in its fight against the Portuguese Empire in Malacca. The expedition foll...
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Selim I
Selim I (Ottoman Turkish: سليم اوّل, Modern Turkish: I.Selim or Yavuz Sultan Selim), nicknamed Yavuz (traditionally translated as "grim," but closer to "stern" or "implacable" in meaning) (October 10,...
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Siege of Rhodes (1522)
The Siege of Rhodes of 1522 was the second and ultimately successful attempt by the Ottoman Empire to expel the Knights of Rhodes from their island stronghold and thereby secure Ottoman control of the...
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Battle of Wadi al-Laban
The Battle of Wadi al-Laban, also Battle of Oued el Leben, occurred in March–April 1558 between Morocco and Ottoman forces under Hasan Pasha, the son of Hayreddin Barbarossa. The battle was rather inc...
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Siege of Belgrade (1521)
The Siege of Belgrade occurred from July-29 August 1521. Sultan Suleiman I laid siege to the Hungarian fortress of Belgrade. The walls were undermined by mining and seven days of heavy bombardment. Th...
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Hayreddin Barbarossa
Hayreddin Barbarossa, or Barbarossa Hayreddin Pasha (Turkish: Barbaros Hayreddin (Hayrettin) Paşa or Hızır Hayreddin (Hayrettin) Paşa; also Hızır Reis before being promoted to the rank of Pasha an...
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Siege of Nice
The Siege of Nice occurred in 1543 and was part of the Italian War of 1542–46 in which Francis I and Suleiman the Magnificent collaborated in a Franco-Ottoman alliance against the Holy Roman Emperor C...
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Siege of Marburg (1532)
The Siege of Marburg or Siege of Maribor was a siege of present-day Maribor, then known by its German name Marburg, in the Duchy of Styria within the Archduchy of Austria and the Holy Roman Empire. In...
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Capture of Algiers (1516)
The Capture of Algiers in 1516 was accomplished by the Ottoman brothers Oruç and Hayreddin Barbarossa against Sālim al-Tūmī, the ruler of the city of Algiers.
In 1510, the Spaniards had establishe...
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Kara Ahmed Pasha
Kara Ahmed Pasha (executed 29 September 1555) was an Ottoman statesman of Albanian origin. He was Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire between 1553 and 1555.He led the Ottoman troops that captured the H...
Şehzade Mehmed
Şehzade Mehmed (1521–1543) was the first son of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent and Hürrem Sultan. He was assigned to rule in Manisa after his brother Şehzade Mustafa was sent to Amasya from there.
Gülşah Sultan
Müveddet Kadınefendi (12 October 1893 - c. 1951) was born as the daughter of Kato Davut Bey Çıhcı and Ayşe Hanım. She was married to Ottoman Sultan Mehmed VI and was the mother of Şehzade Mehmed Ertuğ...
Fülane Hatun
Fülane Hatun (Ottoman Turkish: فولاني خاتون) (born 1496 - died 1550) was the first wife of Suleiman the Magnificent, the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. She was the mother of Şehzade Mahmud, who die...
Suleiman the Magnificent
Suleiman I (Ottoman Turkish: سلطان سليمان اول‎, Turkish: I. Süleyman or Kanunî Sultan Süleyman), known as “the Magnificent” in the West and “Kanuni” (the Lawgiver) in the East, (6 Novemb...
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List of campaigns of Suleiman the Magnificent
The imperial campaigns (Ottoman Turkish: سفر همايون, sefer-i humāyūn) of Suleiman the Magnificent were a series of campaigns led by Suleiman, who was the tenth and longest-reigning Sultan of the O...
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Battle of Alborán
The battle of Alborán took place on 1 October 1540 off the island of Alborán during the Ottoman-Habsburg struggle for the control of the Mediterranean when a Spanish fleet under the command of Bernar...
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Lutfi Pasha
Lütfi Pasha (Turkish: Lütfi Paşa, more fully Damat Çelebi Lütfi Paşa ibn Abd al-Mu'in; c. 1488 – 27 March 1564, Didymoteicho) was an Ottoman statesman and grand vizier of the Ottoman Empire under ...
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Piri Reis
Piri Reis (Turkish: Pîrî Reis or Muhyiddin Pîrî Bey also known as Hacı Ahmed Muhi Aldin Piri; "Reis" being a military rank) was an Ottoman admiral, geographer, and cartographer born between 1465 a...
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1548 capture of Aden
The Capture of Aden of 1548 was accomplished when Ottomans under Piri Reis managed to take the harbour of Aden in Yemen from the Portuguese on 26 February 1548.Aden had already been captured by the...
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Little War in Hungary
The Little War (German: Kleinkrieg) is a name given to a series of conflicts between the Habsburgs and their allies and the Ottoman Empire between 1529 (after the Siege of Vienna) and 1552 (the en...
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Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha
Pargalı İbrahim Paşa ("Ibrahim Pasha of Parga"; 1493, Parga, Republic of Venice – 15 March 1536, Constantinople, Ottoman Empire), also known as Frenk İbrahim Paşa ("the Westerner"), Makbul İbrahim Paş...
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Mehmed III
Mehmed III Adli (Ottoman Turkish: محمد ثالث Meḥmed-i sālis, Turkish: III.Mehmed; May 26, 1566 – December 21/22, 1603) was sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1595 until his death.
Mehmed III rem...
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Capture of Muscat (1552)
58°35′31″E / 23.60861°N 58.59194°E / 23.60861; 58.59194The Capture of Muscat occurred in 1552, when an Ottoman fleet under Piri Reis attacked Muscat, modern Oman, and seized t...
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Süleymaniye Mosque
The Süleymaniye Mosque (Turkish: Süleymaniye Camii, [sylejˈmaːnije]) is an Ottoman imperial mosque located on the Third Hill of Istanbul, Turkey. It is the largest mosque in the city, and one of t...
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Mahidevran
Mahidevran Sultan (Ottoman Turkish: ماه دوران سلطان, c. 1500 – 3 February 1580, birth name Malhurub Baharay or Rosne Pravane, other names Gülbahar, Gülbehar, Gülfrem, Gülden) was a wife of Suleima...
Bayezid II
Bayezid II or Sultân Bayezid-î Velî (December 3, 1447 – May 26, 1512) (Ottoman Turkish: بايزيد ثانى Bāyezīd-i sānī, Turkish:II. Bayezid or II. Beyazıt) was the eldest son and successor of Mehmed ...
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Siege of Szigetvár
The Siege of Szigetvár or Battle of Szigeth (pronunciation: [ˈsiɡɛtvaːr] Hungarian: Szigetvár ostroma, Croatian: Bitka kod Sigeta or Sigetska bitka, Turkish: Zigetvar Kuşatması) was a sieg...
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