Sultan Murad Hüdavendigâr
Islamic Ottoman Empire expanded dramatically from east to challenge the Byzantine Empire. Finally, the Ottomans conquered the Byzantines.
Prince Lazar Hrebeljanović
En route to Byzantium, the Ottoman eyes were on Serbia for conquest. The June 15, 1389, the Ottoman forces annihilated the Serbian opposition.
Prince Lazar of Serbia took over and began to prepare for the coming conflict with the Ottomans. Eventually, the Ottoman Empire managed to extend the Balkans, leaving the Islamic seed sown, and finally the Byzantine Empire fell to the Ottoman Turks in 1453.
|The Ottoman Empire|
The Modern Age begins with the fall of Constantinople, capital of the Eastern Roman Empire or Byzantine Empire.