Osman I

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Progenitor of the Ottoman dynasty

Names

  • Arabic: عثمان جوق = ʿUthmān-jūq 1
  • Armenian: Օթման = Ōt‘man 2
  • Greek: Ὀτουμάνος, Ὀτουμάνεω, Ὀτουμάνου, Ὀτουμάνον = Otoumanos, Otoumaneō, Otoumanou, Otoumanon 3

Attributes

  • Male
  • Death: 1326
Show table of instances where this person is mentioned
Event DescriptionDate
Event mentioned by Ibn Baṭṭūṭa.1 before 1354 CE1354-1356early 1180 A.H. / 17661997
Event mentioned by Abraham Ankiwrats‘i.2 before 1453late 15th C16601957
Event mentioned by Laonikos Chalkokondyles.3 before 14641464-1468mid-late 15th C2014

Sources

  • 1Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, Riḥlat Ibn Baṭṭūṭa: al-musammāt Tuḥfat al-niẓār fī gharāʾib al-amṣār wa-ʿajāʾib al-asfār, edited by ʿAbd al-Hādī al-Tāzī (al-Ribāṭ: Akādīmiyyat al-Mamlaka al-Maghribiyya, 1417 H [1996-97]), 2:197 [Arabic].
    • ʿOthmān Chūq: H. A. R. Gibb, C. F. Beckingham, and A. D. H. Bivar, trans., The Travels of Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, A.D. 1325-1354 (London: The Hakluyt Society, 1958-2000), II, 451 [English].
  • 2H.S. Anasyan, ed., Haykakan Aghbyurnerĕ Byuzandiayi Ankman Masin (Yerevan: Haykakan SSṚ Gitut‘yunneri Akademiayi Hratarakch‘ut‘yun, 1957), pp. 35-55 [Armenian].
    • Ōt‘man: Avedis K. Sanjian, Colophons of Armenian Manuscripts, 1301-1480: A Source for Middle Eastern History (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1969), 1453 (no. 3) [English].
  • 3Osman: Laonikos Chalkokondyles, The Histories, ed. Anthony Kaldellis (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2014), para. 1.13, 14, 15, 17, 22, 24; 2.9 [Greek with English translation].

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson, McKenzie Cady, and Josh Kuch, “Osman I” in Thomas A. Carlson, ed. Historical Index of the Medieval Middle East, last modified September 16, 2021, https://medievalmideast.org/person/12565.

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  • Thomas A. Carlson: Data merging and XML; abstract; birth/death/floruit dates entry; Wikipedia matching; matching, Arabic collection and transliteration from Ibn Baṭṭūṭa's travel account; gender assignment, matching, Armenian collection/transliteration from Sanjian's Colophons of Armenian Manuscripts; and matching, Greek collection and transliteration from Chalkokondyles' history
  • McKenzie Cady: citation generation from Sanjian's Colophons of Armenian Manuscripts
  • Josh Kuch: categorization from Chalkokondyles' history
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