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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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Among them are Ottoman-Mamluk relations and the complex image of Bayezid II, Venetians in the Levant in the age of Selim I, Egyptian civilian society and tax-farming in the aftermath of the Ottoman conquest, the Ottoman conquest and Egyptian culture, and the Ottoman conquest of Egypt and the arts.
Bayezid II Complex occupied the third forum, Tauri (Theodosius).
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.
His "infidel" treasures were dispersed by his pious son Bayezid II (r.
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.
19 and 20 on the cultural, artistic and educational activities carried out during the reign of Bayezid II at which 20 academics from several Turkish universities made presentations.
Among those included are Bayezid II, Sophie Brahe, Miguel de Cervantes, Cuauhtemoc, Giorgione, Ivan the Terrible, and Kenau Hasselaer.