Information about Sultan Mehmed II of the Ottoman Empire

Sultan Mehmed II of the Ottoman Empire (30 March 1432 - 3 May 1481)

Mehmed II (Ottoman Turkish: محمد ثانى‎, Meḥmed-i s̠ānī; Turkish: II. Mehmet; also known as el-Fātiḥ, الفاتح, "the Conqueror" in Ottoman Turkish; in modern Turkish, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Han; also called Mahomet II in early modern Europe), also known as Muhammed bin Murad, Mehmed the Conqueror, Grand Turk, Kayser-i Rûm (Caesar of Rome) and Turcarum Imperator, and Fatih Sultan Mehmed (30 March 1432 – 3 May 1481), was an Ottoman sultan who ruled first for a short time from August 1444 to September 1446, and later from February 1451 to May 1481.

At the age of 21, he conquered Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul) and brought an end to the Byzantine Empire. Mehmed continued his conquests in Anatolia with its reunification, and in Southeast Europe as far west as Bosnia. Being a highly regarded conqueror, Mehmed is considered a hero in modern-day Turkey and parts of the wider Muslim world. Among other things, Istanbul's Fatih district, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge and Fatih Mosque are named after him.

Sultan Mehmed II of the Ottoman Empire reigned in...
Reigned asIn CountryFromToCoins Issued
II. Mehmed (Sultan Mehmed II), first reign Flag of Ottoman Empire Ottoman Empire August 1444 September 1446
II. Mehmed (Sultan Mehmed II) ,second reign Flag of Ottoman Empire Ottoman Empire 3 February 1451 3 May 1481
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