16th-century Ottoman miniature of the Battle of Chaldiran.-In 1511, Ismail had supported an pro Shia/Safavid uprising in Anatolia, the Şahkulu Rebellion. In 1514, Selim I attacked Ismā'il's kingdom to stop the spread of Shiism into Ottoman dominions. Selim and Ismā'il had been exchanging a series of belligerent letters prior to the attack. Selim I defeated Ismā'il at the Battle of Chaldiran in 1514

16th-century Ottoman miniature of the Battle of Chaldiran.-In 1511, Ismail had supported an pro Shia/Safavid uprising in Anatolia, the Şahkulu Rebellion. In 1514, Selim I attacked Ismā'il's kingdom to stop the spread of Shiism into Ottoman dominions. Selim and Ismā'il had been exchanging a series of belligerent letters prior to the attack. Selim I defeated Ismā'il at the Battle of Chaldiran in 1514

Kaftan of Sultan Selim I (r. 1515-1520), ca.1515 Black kemkha - silk brocade; lined in red silk

Kaftan of Sultan Selim I (r. 1515-1520), ca.1515 Black kemkha - silk brocade; lined in red silk

Nakkas Osman, Semailname, Sultan Selim I http://www.sedefscorner.com/2012/11/queen-elizabeth-i-to-sultan-murad-iii.html

Nakkas Osman, Semailname, Sultan Selim I http://www.sedefscorner.com/2012/11/queen-elizabeth-i-to-sultan-murad-iii.html

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Selim I

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Design of traditional Turkish silk caftan of Sultan Selim I. (1470-1520)

Design of traditional Turkish silk caftan of Sultan Selim I. (1470-1520)

Selim I, was the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1512 to 1520. His reign is notable for the expansion of the Empire, particularly his conquest between 1516 and 1517 of the entire Mamluk Sultanate of Egypt, which included all of Sham, Hejaz, Tihamah, and Egypt itself.

Selim I, was the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1512 to 1520. His reign is notable for the expansion of the Empire, particularly his conquest between 1516 and 1517 of the entire Mamluk Sultanate of Egypt, which included all of Sham, Hejaz, Tihamah, and Egypt itself.

Selim I bin Bayezid bin Mehmed bin Murad Bridge. İstanbul's 3. bridge. TURKEY.

Selim I bin Bayezid bin Mehmed bin Murad Bridge. İstanbul's 3. bridge. TURKEY.

Selim I being enthroned, 16th century miniature from ms H.1523 p 201A, Book of Accomplishments, Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

Selim I being enthroned, 16th century miniature from ms H.1523 p 201A, Book of Accomplishments, Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

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