Suleiman the Magnificent

Suleiman the Magnificent, a short biography

Born on November 6, 1494, in the Black Sea coastal town of Trabzon (eastern Turkey), Suleiman is regarded as one of the most important rulers of Islam and of the world during his time. Suleiman led his armies on 13 campaigns, spending perhaps a quart ...

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Battle of Heliopolis, July 6, 640

On this day, July 06, 640, the Rashidun Caliphate forces defeated the Byzantine armies in the Battle of Heliopolis. It took place during the reign of Umar ibn al-Khattab. The Muslim forces were commanded by Amr bin al-A's while the Byzantines were ...

The painting depicts the king of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, Guy of Lusignan (r. 1186-1192) surrendering to Salah al-Din after his defeat at the Battle of Hattin on July 4, 1187 CE.

Battle of Hattin, July 5, 1187

The painting depicts the king of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, Guy of Lusignan (r. 1186-1192) surrendering to Salah al-Din after his defeat at the Battle of Hattin on July 4, 1187 CE. On this day, July 4, 2021, Sultan Salah al-Din Ayyubi defeated the Crus ...

Battle of Dorylaeum

Battle of Dorylaeum, July 1, 1097

The Battle of Dorylaeum was a very crucial battle fought during the First Crusade. The battle took place on July 01, 1097, at Dorylaeum (located near the modern-day city of Eskişehir, Turkey), and concluded with the victory of the Crusaders over the Selj ...

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Ottoman Conquest of Athens, 1456-58

On June 4, 1456, the city of Athens was conquered by the Ottoman general Turahanoğlu Ömer Bey during the reign of Fatih Sultan Mehmed. After the conquest of the city, the last Duke Francesco II Acciaioli fled to the Acropolis, where he held out for tw ...

Ibn Khaldun Birth Anniversary

Ibn Khaldun, a short biography

On May 27, 1332, celebrated Muslim scholar, philosopher, sociologist, and historian, Ibn Khaldun was born in Tunis, Hafsid dynasty. Ibn Khaldun moved from city to city and ruler to ruler and served in a variety of administrative and scribal capacitie ...

Battle of Jebel Hamlin 25 March 1917

The Battle of Jebel Hamrin, March 25, 1917, WW1

On this day, 25 March 1917 CE, the Sixth Ottoman army under the command of Ali İhsan Bey defeated the British forces in the Battle of Jebel Hamrin. Led by General Keary, the British Indian force of 8,000 men was concerned to prevent Ali İhsan Bey's force ...