Ertuğrul (Ottoman Turkis: ارطغرل‎, eften wi the teetle Ghazi) (1191 – 1281) wis the faither o Osman I, the foonder o the Ottoman Empire. He wis the leader o the Kayı clan o the Oghuz Turks. When arrivin in Anatolie frae Merv (Turkmenistan) wi his 400 horsemen tae aid the Seljuks o Rum against the Byzantines,[1] Ertuğrul set off the chain o events that wad ultimately lead tae the foonding o the Ottoman Empire. Lik his son, Osman, an his futur descendants, Ertuğrul is eften referred tae as a Ghazi,[2] a heroic champion fechter for the cause o Islam.

Ertuğrul Ghazi
Leader o the Kayı tribe (pre-Ottoman Empire)
Ring1230-1281
PredecessorSuleyman Shah
SuccessorOsman I
Born1191
Ahlat, Bitlis Province, Turkey
Dee'd1281 (aged 90)
Söğüt, Bilecik Province, Turkey
Full name
Ertuğrul Ghazi
FaitherSuleyman Shah
MitherHayme Hatun
ReleegionIslam

ReferencesEedit

  1. History of the Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey, Volume 1, By Stanford Jay Shaw, Ezel Kural Shaw, pg. 13
  2. Southeastern Europe under Ottoman rule, 1354-1804, By Peter F. Sugar, pg.14