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Osman I

/ˈɒzmən; ɒzˈmɑːn/
1259–1326, Turkish sultan; founder of the Ottoman Empire
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Osman I

ruler of a Turkmen principality in northwestern Anatolia who is regarded as the founder of the Ottoman Turkish state. Both the name of the dynasty and the empire that the dynasty established are derived from the Arabic form ('Uthman) of his name.

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