Ottoman empire world map. The ottoman empire was founded in anatolia the location of modern day turkey. The word ottoman is a historical anglicisation of the name of osman i the founder of the empire and of the ruling house of osman also known as the ottoman dynasty. The partition of the ottoman empire armistice of mudros 30 october 1918 abolition of the ottoman sultanate 1 november 1922 was a political event that occurred after world war i and the occupation of constantinople by british french and italian troops in november 1918. The reign of suleyman i the magnificent marked the peak of ottoman grandeur but signs of weakness signaled the beginning of a slow but steady decline.
Map description historical map of wwi. The political and geographical entity governed by the muslim ottoman turks. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries the ottoman empire was among the worlds most powerful political entities and the countries of europe felt threatened by the steady ottoman advance through the balkans. Illustrating the turkish rail system.
By the end of the 15th century the ottoman empire was in extent much like romania of the macedonian emperors had been in the mid 11th century with of course now the same capital constantinople. Credits courtesy of the united states military academy department of history. Turkey history rulers politics. Their empire was centered in present day turkey and extended its influence into southeastern europe as well as the middle east.
The decline of the ottoman empire 15661807 internal problems. The ottoman empire 1914.