Osman I

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Osman I, Osman Gazi Khan or Othman I El-Gazi (1280 [1] – 1324) Ottoman Turkish, Persian: عثمان بن أرطغرل, Turkis: Osman Gazi‎ or Osman Bey or I.Osman), nicknamed "Kara" for his courage, wis the leader o the Ottoman Turks, an the foonder o the dynasty that established an ruled the Ottoman Empire. The Empire, named efter him, woud prevail as a warld empire [2] for over six centuries.

Osman annoonced the independence o his awn sma kinrick frae the Seljuk Turks in 1299. The wastward drive o the Mongol invasions haed pushed scores o Muslims toward Osman's Anatolian principality, a pouer base that Osman wis quick tae consolidate. As the eastren branch o the Ancient Roman Empire declined, the Ottoman Empire rose tae take its place.

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  1. http://www.osmanli700.gen.tr/english/chronology/chronologyindex.html
  2. The Ottoman Empire, 1700-1922, Donald Quataert, page 4, 2005