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Beyazid II,

1447–1513, Ottoman sultan (1481–1512), son and successor of Muhammad II to the throne of the Ottoman Empire (Turkey). With the help of the corps of JanissariesJanissaries
[Turk.,=recruits], elite corps in the service of the Ottoman Empire (Turkey). It was composed of war captives and Christian youths pressed into service; all the recruits were converted to Islam and trained under the strictest discipline.
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 he put down the revolt of his brother Jem. A peace-loving monarch, Beyazid did little to advance Ottoman power but much to further culture. He warred (1485–91) with the Mamluks of Egypt, to whom he lost Cilicia, and allowed Cyprus to be seized (1489) by Venice. A war (1499–1503) with Venice ended to the sultan's disadvantage, after which he renovated his army and navy. Beyazid speedily rebuilt Constantinople after it was devastated (1509) by an earthquake. In 1510 civil war broke out between Beyazid's sons Selim ISelim I
(Selim the Grim) , 1467–1520, Ottoman sultan (1512–20). He ascended the throne of the Ottoman Empire by forcing the abdication of his father, Beyazid II, and by killing his brothers.
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 and Ahmed. In 1512, Beyazid was forced to abdicate by Selim's supporters, who included the JanissariesJanissaries
[Turk.,=recruits], elite corps in the service of the Ottoman Empire (Turkey). It was composed of war captives and Christian youths pressed into service; all the recruits were converted to Islam and trained under the strictest discipline.
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. Selim then became sultan.
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Bayezid II, who was known for his generous donations to many pious institutions and in spite of his supposedly passive policy, must have been certainly seeking to counterbalance tile subversive elements which came from the Iranian frontier and which intensified due to the increasing propaganda of the Safavids, whose partisans mainly came from the Turcoman tribes.
Not only did these people try to avoid persecution by joining the Bektashi order which already under Bayezid II (1481-1512) had shown its capacity to Islamicize nomads, but in Suraiya Faroqhi's interpretation, the Ottoman administration must have tolerated this move and even encouraged the Bektashi order to exercise its powers as an agent of assimilation and acculturation.
Following the urbanization program of Mehmed II, Davud Pasa, the vizier during the age of Bayezid II, decided to build his kulliye around Mese.
During the age of Bayezid II architectural activities sustained and large projects were presented, such as the Galata bridge projects prepared by Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.
The Mogul emperor, conscious of his descent from the great Timur, conqueror of the Ottoman Sultan Bayezid II in 1402, challenged the Ottoman Sultan's claim to be sole Caliph and 'asylum of the universe'.
After the accession of Sultan Bayezid II in 1481, Necati entered the service of his sovereign's sons, first Prince Abdullah, then Prince Mahmud, in whose service the poet enjoyed great favor.
His "infidel" treasures were dispersed by his pious son Bayezid II (r.
Sultan Bayezid II of the Ottoman Empire sent his entire navy to Spain to pick them up and bring them to Istanbul in order to avoid the mass killing that awaited them in Spain.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- A series of cultural events was organized in ystanbul to commemorate Ottoman Sultan Bayezid II on the 500th anniversary of his death, Turkish media reported on Friday.
Among those included are Bayezid II, Sophie Brahe, Miguel de Cervantes, Cuauhtemoc, Giorgione, Ivan the Terrible, and Kenau Hasselaer.