Outline of the Ottoman Empire

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the Ottoman Empire:

The Ottoman Empire was a Muslim empire that lasted from c. 1299 to 1922. It was also known by its European contemporaries as the Turkish Empire or Turkey after the principal ethnic group.[1] At its zenith from the sixteeenth to eighteenth centuries it controlled Southeast Europe, Southwest Asia and North Africa.

General history

Main periods



Structure of the Ottoman Empire

Titles and posts

History of Ottoman-ruled countries

Ottoman Dynasty

The sultans

Some male members of the Ottoman house

Mothers and other women assumed the title Valide Sultan

Some female members of the Ottoman house

Notable people

Some Crimean Khans[2]

Main article: List of Crimean khans

Some Grandviziers

Other notable viziers, governors and soldiers

Sea men (Kaptan Pashas)


Artists (painter and calligrapher)


Poets and authors

Men of letters and historians

Scientists (including Astrologist)

Some families


Palaces (İstanbul)

Mosques (İstanbul)

Mosques (Elsewhere)



Croatian–Ottoman Wars

Ottoman Persian Wars

Ottoman–Venetian Wars

Polish–Ottoman Wars

Russo-Turkish War

Main article: Russo-Turkish Wars

Other wars


Battles (before World War 1)

Battles of the First World War

Caucasus Campaign

Main article: Caucasus Campaign

Mesopotamian campaign

Main article: Mesopotamian campaign

Sinai and Palestine Campaign

Gallipoli Campaign

Main article: Gallipoli Campaign


Revolts and notable events




  1. Gabor Agostaon-Bruce Masters:Encyclopaedia of the Ottoman Empire, ISBN 081606259-5, p.XXV1
  2. Only vassal khans after 1478
  3. Piri Reis can also be classified within the scientists subsection
  4. Seydi Ali Reis can also be classified within the authors subsection
  5. For Balyan Family see subsection Some families
  6. Factuality of the Ahmet Çelebi and hasan çelebi is disputable
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