1 Osman Gazi’s Life
Osman Gazi was a tall man with a spherical face, dark complexion, hazel eyes, and thick eyebrows. His shoulders were fairly massive and therefore the higher part of his body was longer than the opposite parts. He used to wear a Horasan crown in the style of Cagatay, that was made from red broad textile.
Osman was an incredible, brave, courageous, generous and a fair leader. He was helping the poor. Somethings he even gave his own clothing the poor. The people who came to see him would receive a luxieus meal in his house every midday.
Osman Gazi was a skilled commander. He has done everything in his power not to expose even one acre of his land while negotiating agreements with Byzantine landowners that will last for a period of time. Osman I was militant and was almost concerned with nothing other than Islam.
The issue regarding Christian Gazis was exaggerated and crooked. These people were Christians but in the end, became Muslims and were tied to Osman and his family, in every term of belief and blood. it wasn’t completely unnecessary for Mihal Bey and his blood relatives sometimes to emerge and express how loyal they are to state. Our ancestor Osman had such spirituality.
At the time of his accession, Osman was twenty-four and had already shown his skills as both a chief and a soldier. His early fortunes and exploits are favorite topics with Near Eastern writers, particularly his wooing love stories and winning the Mal Hatun fair. Such myths, typical of dynastic mythology in medieval and biblical chronicles, were given great significance by Ottoman authors.
In 1299, Osman declared independence from the Seljuk Turks from his own small kingdom. The Mongol invasion’s western drive had driven thousands of Muslims to the Anatolian principality of Osman, a power base that Osman was able to secure. The Ottoman Empire began to take its place as the Byzantine Empire fell.
2 Osman Gazi’s Dream
Osman I, had a close relationship with a local religious dervish leader, Sheik Edebali, whose daughter he married. A story emerged among later Ottoman writers to explain the relationship between the two men where Osman had a vision while staying at the Sheik’s house. The story appears as follows in the late 15th-century chronicle of Aşıkpaşazade:
He saw a moon rising from the breast of the holy man and falling in his own breast. A tree then sprouted from his navel and its shadow engulfed the world. Under this shadow, there were mountains and rivers flowing from the foot of each mountain.
Most drank from these flowing rivers, several watered gardens, while others induced the waterfalls of the mountains. When Osman woke up, he told the story to the holy man who said, ‘Osman, my child, congratulations, because God has given you and your descendants the imperial office, and your wife will be my daughter Malhun.
The dream became a crucial founding myth for the empire, imbuing Osman’s House with God-given authority over the world and providing success for Ottoman prosperity to its fifteenth-century audience. The dream story may have also served as a compact form: just as God promised to give independence to Osman and his descendants, it was also suggested that it was Osman’s obligation to bring wealth to his people.
3 Osman Gazi’s Death
The founder of the Ottoman Empire, whose empire had risen from Anatolia and reigned over three continents for 600 years, Osman Gazi. Died of
- In 1302, Osman Gazi defeated the Byzantine army near Nicea, allowing Osman to settle his troops closer to Byzantine controlled areas
- Born 1258 and Died 1326
- Leader of Kayi Turks 1281-1299
- Sultan of the Empire 1299-1326
- Osman Gazi is the most important leader of the Ottoman Empire because he started the Empire, conquered land and expanded the Empire, and defeated the Byzantine Army.
- The Ottoman Empire was named after Osman Gazi because he is the one who founded it.
- Malhun Hatun, daughter of Ömer Abdülaziz Bey.
- Rabia Bala Hatun, daughter of Sheikh Edebali
- Alaeddin Pasha — died in 1332, son of Rabia Bala Hatun
- Orhan I — son of Malhun Hatun.