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Janissaire.

Janissaries

Janissaire.

Turkish navy warrior 1500's

Turkish navy warrior 1500's

Janissary clothing from the 17th-18th centuries. The Janissaries were elite infantry units that formed the Ottoman Sultan's household troops & bodyguards. Sultan Murad I created the force in 1383. The number of Janissaries grew from 20,000 in 1575, to 49,000 (1591), dropped to a low of 17,000 (1648), then rebounded to 135,000 in 1826. They began as an elite corps of slaves recruited from young Christian boys who were orphans.

Janissary clothing from the 17th-18th centuries. The Janissaries were elite infantry units that formed the Ottoman Sultan's household troops & bodyguards. Sultan Murad I created the force in 1383. The number of Janissaries grew from 20,000 in 1575, to 49,000 (1591), dropped to a low of 17,000 (1648), then rebounded to 135,000 in 1826. They began as an elite corps of slaves recruited from young Christian boys who were orphans.

Janczarzy 16 - 17w

Janczarzy 16 - 17w

Battle of Preveza, 1538: 1: Turgut Reis; 2: Berber officer; 3: Hafsid Berber soldier; 4: Janissaries

Battle of Preveza, 1538: 1: Turgut Reis; 2: Berber officer; 3: Hafsid Berber soldier; 4: Janissaries

Janissary commanding officers:  1: Yeniçeri Ağası - Commander of the Janissary…

Janissary commanding officers: 1: Yeniçeri Ağası - Commander of the Janissary…

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Janisarys, elite Ottoman infantry

Janisarys, elite Ottoman infantry

17 век

17 век


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