Inspired from my discussion with MA Goulding on Byzantine-Ottoman blood ties, I am curious about something.
Halil went on to marry his first cousin, Princess Irene Palaiologina, daughter of Emperor John V Palailogos and sister of Andronikos IV.
Wikipedia says that the Prince Halil had two sons:
- Shehzade Gunduz Osmanlı
- Shehzade Omer Osmanlı
There is no mention of this junior line (Gunduz and Omer's) of House of Osman anywhere else. Wiki also gives them titles of Bey so I am assuming that their grandfather Orhan or uncle Murad I arranged some lands for them to hold?
TL;DR, Do we know of their fate or their descendants? Could they have fled to Byzantine Empire where their maternal uncles ruled when their father Prince Halil's rebellion failed? If not, did they play any role in Byzantine-Ottoman relations as Greeks may have been more willing to trust these Princelings rather than other Ottomans in diplomacy as they were half Greeks themselves? I know if I were Murad I and had half-Greek nephews with claims to the throne of ERE, I would use them to full extent; For diplomacy and blackmailing.