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Bāyazīd II
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, Ottoman Sulṭān (886-918/1481-1512), was born most probably in S̲h̲awwāl or D̲h̲u ’l-Ḳaʿda 851/December 1447 or January 1448 (some sources give the date of his birth, however, as 856 or 857/1452 or 1453). During the lifetime of his father, Meḥemmed II, he was governor of the province of Amāsya and served in the war against Uzun Ḥasan, the leader of the Aḳ Ḳoyūnlu Turcomans, being present at the battle of Otluḳ Belī in 878/1473. On the death of Meḥemmed II in 886/1481 a conflict for the throne b…

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Parry, V.J., “Bāyazīd II”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 19 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_1303>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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