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From the middle of the fifteenth century, imperial armies were dominated by Janissary infantry divisions composed of conscripted youths from conquered lands. Their control of artillery and firearms gave them great power; by the middle of the sixteenth century, they intervened in dynastic succession disputes.

Janissaries

Janissary (Ottoman Yeniceri) were specially trained elite soldiers of the Ottoman Empire who served as the private guard to the Sultan.

The Janissaries (Ottoman Turkish: يڭيچرى yeniçeri, meaning "new soldier") were elite infantry units that formed the Ottoman Sultan's household troops and bodyguards.

The Janissaries (Ottoman Turkish: يڭيچرى yeniçeri, meaning "new soldier") were elite infantry units that formed the Ottoman Sultan's household troops and bodyguards.

Janissary, Ottoman.

A Janissary "of War" with a Lion watercolor - Jacopo Ligozzi (Italian, Verona Florence)

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