Birthplace: Sogut, Anatolia
Location of death: Bursa
Cause of death: Illness
Race or Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
Sexual orientation: Straight
Executive summary: Founder of the Ottoman Empire
Father of the Ottoman Empire. In his youth he was known as Osman Kara or Othman the Black, an epithet reserved for those who have attained the highest degree of
manly beauty. Osman means bone-breaker, it is also the name of the Turkish royal vulture. Posthumously awarded the title of Gazi.
Regarding Osman's murder of his uncle at a council for opposing the martial conquest of the surrounding tribes (which is recounted without reprobation in the works of the famous Turkish historian Edris) one historian commented:
"If then such murderous slaughter of their kindred be reckoned by the panegyrists of Osmanlis among their praiseworthy acts, what are we to think of those which cannot be praised, and of which their history is therefore silent."
Father: Ertuğrul Gazi (Chief of the Kayi, b. 1198, d. 1281)
Wife: Mal Hatun (daughter of Sheik Edebali)
Son: Orhan I (Ottoman Sultan, b. 1284, d. 1359)
Son: Alaeddin (First Ottoman Vizier)
Ottoman Sultan (1299-1326)
Murder slew his uncle Dundar with an arrow (1299)
Eponyms Osmanli, national appellation for the Ottoman Turks from 1324-1924
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