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Osman I

(1258—1326)


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(1259–1326)

Turkish conqueror, founder of the Ottoman (Osmanli) dynasty and empire. After succeeding his father as leader of the Seljuk Turks in 1288, Osman reigned as sultan, conquering north-west Asia Minor. He assumed the title of emir in 1299.

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


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