Mehmed the Conqueror

1432 - 1481

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Mehmed II (Ottoman Turkish: محمد ثانى, romanized: Meḥmed-i s̱ānī; Turkish: II. Mehmed, pronounced [icinˈdʒi ˈmehmet]; 30 March 1432 – 3 May 1481), commonly known as Mehmed the Conqueror (Ottoman Turkish: ابو الفتح, romanized: Ebū'l-fetḥ, lit. 'the Father of Conquest'; Turkish: Fâtih Sultan Mehmed), was twice the sultan of the Ottoman Empire from August 1444 to September 1446 and then later from February 1451 to May 1481. In Mehmed II's first reign, he defeated the crusade led by John Hunyadi after the Hungarian incursions into his country broke the conditions of the truce per the Treaties of Edirne and Szeged. When Mehmed II ascended the throne again in 1451, he strengthened the Ottoman Navy and made preparations to attack Constantinople. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mehmed the Conqueror has received more than 5,451,291 page views. His biography is available in 102 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 96 in 2019). Mehmed the Conqueror is the 76th most popular politician (down from 60th in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Türkiye and the 4th most popular Politician.

Mehmed the Conqueror is most famous for his conquest of Constantinople in 1453, which ended the Byzantine Empire.

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Among politicians, Mehmed the Conqueror ranks 76 out of 19,576Before him are Nikita Khrushchev, Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor, Benjamin Franklin, Narendra Modi, Nicolae Ceaușescu, and Nicholas II of Russia. After him are Napoleon II, Ahmed I, Francisco Franco, Caligula, Uthman, and Selim I.

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Among people born in 1432, Mehmed the Conqueror ranks 1After him are Pope Innocent VIII, Afonso V of Portugal, Anne of Austria, Landgravine of Thuringia, Isabel of Coimbra, Alvise Cadamosto, Ahmad ibn Mājid, Bartolomeo Vivarini, Luigi Pulci, Hōjō Sōun, and Christina Abrahamsdotter. Among people deceased in 1481, Mehmed the Conqueror ranks 1After him are Christian I of Denmark, Afonso V of Portugal, Lekë Dukagjini, Ikkyū, Axayacatl, Bartolomeo Platina, Agostino di Duccio, Barbara of Brandenburg, Marquise of Mantua, Erik Axelsson Tott, John I, Duke of Cleves, and Charles IV of Anjou.

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In Türkiye

Among people born in Türkiye, Mehmed the Conqueror ranks 10 out of 1,347Before him are Heraclitus (-535), Thales of Miletus (-623), Saint Nicholas (270), Osman I (1254), Saint George (280), and Selim II (1524). After him are Ahmed I (1590), Galen (129), Selim I (1470), Diogenes (-404), Murad III (1546), and Anaximander (-610).

Among POLITICIANS In Türkiye

Among politicians born in Türkiye, Mehmed the Conqueror ranks 4Before him are Suleiman the Magnificent (1494), Osman I (1254), and Selim II (1524). After him are Ahmed I (1590), Selim I (1470), Murad III (1546), Murad IV (1612), Mehmed III (1566), Murad I (1326), Murad II (1404), and Abdul Hamid II (1842).