The Wild Reed: Istanbul. Mimar Koca Sinan Aga (ca – usually shortened to Mimar Sinan (“Architect Sinan”). No other single designer has ever shaped a city as Sinan did Istanbul during his 50 years as chief royal architect for three Ottoman sulta
Sultan Osman Ghazi,was the leader of the Ottoman Turks, and the founder of the dynasty that established and ruled the Ottoman Empire. The Empire, named after him, would prevail as a world empire for almost six centuries
Orhan I: The son of Osman I, he concentrated a lot of his time and power in conquering northwestern Anatolia from the Byzantium Empire. Some of the most important Military and Civil institutes were founded during his reign.