Person:Mehmed II (1)

Mehmed II
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Name Mehmed II
Gender Male
Birth? 30 Mar 1432 Edirne, Edirne, Turkey Ottoman dynasty
Death? 3 May 1481 Gebze, Kocaeli, TurkeyHünkârcayırı

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Mehmed II or Mehmed the Conqueror (30 March 1432 – 3 May 1481) (;  ; also known as , , "the Conqueror" in Ottoman Turkish; in modern Turkish, Fatih Sultan Mehmet; also called Mahomet II in early modern Europe) was Sultan of the Ottoman Empire twice, first for a short time from 1444 to September 1446, and later from February 1451 to 1481. At the age of 21, he conquered Constantinople and brought an end to the Byzantine Empire, transforming the Ottoman state into an empire. Mehmed continued his conquests in Asia, with the Anatolian reunification, and in Europe, as far as Bosnia and Croatia. Mehmed II is regarded as a national hero in Turkey, and among other things, Istanbul's Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, and Fatih University and Fatih College are all named after him.

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