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    Fatih Sultan Mehmet,Mehmed II,Mehmed the Conqueror

    سلطان محمد


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    Fatih Sultan Mehmet was an Ottoman sultan (1444-46, 1451-81). He was the son of Murad II who abdicated in his favour when Mehmet was 12 but reclaimed the throne two years later in the aftermath of a Christian Crusade. Mehmet regained the throne when his father died (1451) and began to plan the conquest of Constantinople (Istanbul), the feat for which he is most renowned. In 1453 he captured the city and undertook returning it to its previous level of grandeur. In the next 25 years he conquered large sections of the Balkans. Under his reign, criminal and civil laws were codified in one body of law; he collected a library of Greek and Latin works and had eight colleges built.

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