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The Ottoman Empire was an empire lasting from 1299--1923 AD, centered in modern-day Turkey and spanning at its height across much of eastern Europe, the Middle East, and northern Africa. Sometimes referred to as the Turkish Empire.

The Ottoman Empire was an empire lasting from 1299--1923 AD, centered in Anatolia (modern-day Turkey) and spanning at its height across much of eastern Europe, the Middle East, and northern Africa. Sometimes referred to as the Turkish Empire.

The Ottoman Empire overthrew the Byzantine Empire in 1453, taking the city of Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul) as their new capital, where it remained until the empire was dissolved after World War I.

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