The Ottoman Empire
 

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The Ottoman Empire
The Osman Turks who slowly expanded to dominate the Turkish Peninsula founded the Ottoman Empire. They slowly expanded into the Balkans pressuring the Byzantine. On October 29th, 1453 the Ottomans captured Constantinople. Over the next four and a half centuries the Ottomans maintained control over much of the Middle East and North Africa, while coming into ongoing conflict with European nations in the Balkans
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