Fatih Sultan Mehmed
“O Constantinople! Either you will take me or I will take you,”
Mehmed the Conqueror
Ascended to the throne at the age of 12.
Sacked Constantinople at the age of 21.
Mehmed II was the architect of victories that inspired fear throughout Europe.
Deliverer of the death blow to Byzantium.
Three Popes called for Crusades against him.
A Renaissance Prince whose court housed Persian
and Turkish poets, Arab and Greek astronomers,
Italian scholars and artists.
A tactician supreme, he ordered more than 70 ships
over land from the Bosphorus to the Golden Horn.
A figure unparalleled in the history of military prowess, statecraft and a lover and patron of the arts and sciences.
Considered the Greatest of all Sultans.