Mehmed II, Ottoman Sultan
1432-1481/835-886 AH (r. 1444-1446, 1451-1481/848-850, 855-886 AH)
Turkey
Mehmed II, known as Fatih (Conqueror) was the Ottoman sultan responsible for successfully conquering Constantinople, and thus extinguishing the Byzantine Empire. During the latter part of his two reigns, the Ottoman Empire stretched unobstructed from the Danube to the Euphrates and began to take its classical form. Mehmed II thus occupies a place of special importance in Ottoman history.

Sources:

Inalcık, Halil. “Meḥemmed II.” Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Editionhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5111 (accessed April 26, 2018).

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Mehmed II, Ottoman Sultan
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II Mehmed
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II Mehmet
Alternate transliteration
Mehmet II
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Mohammed II
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Muḥammad II
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Mehmed II, Sultan of the Turks, 1432-1481
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Fatih Sultan Mehmed
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Mehmet the Conqueror
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Mehmed the Conqueror
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Fatih, Sultan of the Turks
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