Mehmed II

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Mehmed II

 

known as Fatih (“the conqueror”). Born Mar. 30, 1432, in Edirne (Adrianople); died Apr. 3 (or May 3), 1481, in Hunkârçiri. Turkish sultan (reigned 1444; 1451–81).

Mehmed II conducted a policy of conquest and personally headed the campaigns of the Turkish Army. In 1453 he conquered Constantinople and made it the capital of the Ottoman Empire, thereby putting an end to Byzantium. Mehmed’s reign also saw the annexation of Serbia (1459), the conquest of Morea (1460), the Trabzon (Trebizond) Empire (1461), Bosnia (1463), and the island of Euboea (1471), the completion of the conquest of Albania (1479), and the subjugation of the Crimean Khanate (1475). The first law code of the Ottoman Empire was compiled under Mehmed II.

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Kapunda ehl-i fazl ihsan kulidur Kulunum ben de saha eyle ihsan (MERMER 1997:126) Necati Bey, Fatih Sultan Mehmed devri sonlarinda Kastamonu'dan Istanbul'a gelip ve padisaha: Oldi cunkim melah-i berf-i hevadan nazil Mezra'-i sebz-i tarabdan gonul umma hasil matlali sitaiyyesini sunmustur.
Fatih Sultan Mehmed'e toplam on iki kaside sunan Ahmed Pasa, gordugu bu yakinlik ve iltifata ragmen Fatih'in gozdelerinden birine asik olunca Fatih Sultan Mehmed tarafindan Yedikule'de hapsettirilmistir.
Fatih Sultan Mehmed doneminde Kazasker Molla Yeliyuddin 'e kaside sunup affolunmustur (ISEN 1980:118).
Fatih Sultan Mehmed tarafindan mutevellik ile Bursa'ya surulen devrin buyuk sairi Ahmed Pasa, Sultan Bayezid tahta gectiginde Istanbul'a ve eski gunlerine donme umidiyle yeni padisaha bircok medhiye takdim ettiyse de ancak Bursa sancak beyligini elde edebilmistir.