Babar And Osman And Suleyman And The Ottoman Empire

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Murad II- Murad II was the first of the four Sultans, who helped expand the Ottoman Empire. He defeated the Venetians, invaded Hungary, and emerged triumphant over an army of Italian crusaders in the Balkans.
Mehmed II- Mehmed II conquered Constantinople, which was huge, as it became a powerful city once more. The city was opened up to many cultures and religions and became a huge asset for the Ottoman Empire. This was significant to the Ottoman Empire as they not only controlled more people, but more kinds and a larger variety of people.
Selim the Grim- Selim the Grim defeated the Safavids of Persia in the Battle of Chaldiran. Furthermore, Selim the Grim conquered areas in Palestine, Syria and even advanced into North Africa. Selim
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Suleyman spent many hours studying architecture, poetry, history, astronomy, mathematics and other subjects. Furthermore, he employed Sinan, who was one of the best architects of his time. In summation, Suleyman’s citizens followed his lead, as the Ottoman Empire flourished, culturally speaking, under his rule.
Both Babar and Osman founded their own empires and brought them to prominence. Furthermore, both used their military leadership to expand their empires. As rulers they were distinctly similar, although their successors were polar opposites. One one hand, Babur’s son, who took over following Babur, was completely incapable. On the other hand, Osman’s successor, and son, Orkan I not only maintained his empire, but expanded it. In conclusion Babur and Osman were very similar, but their successors were anything but.
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Aurangzeb was an excellent military leader and added new territories to Akbar’s empire. Unfortunately, he did not follow Akbar’s way of ruling. Akbar was known for being a kind ruler, who was religiously and culturally tolerant. This allowed his empire to stand united even though it encompassed so many different kinds of people. Instead, Aurangzeb ruled harshly, which weakened them empire and ruined the unity that Akbar was able to achieve. Furthermore, Aurangzeb levied taxes against Hindus, causing them to

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