Murad I

(c. 1326—1389)

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(c. 1326–89)

Ottoman sultan (c. 1362–89). He consolidated his empire's hold on Asia Minor by marriage alliances and outright purchase and rapidly extended its Balkan territories, taking Adrianople in 1362, Macedonia after the battle of Cirnomen (1371), and Sofia and Nish in the 1380s. A Serbian counter-offensive was defeated at the first battle of Kosovo, in which he was killed.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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