• Born year: 1258
  • Born in: Anatolia
  • Death year: 1326
  • Death in: Anatolia
Osman I

Osman I or Othman I or Osman Gazi (1258 – 1326) Ottoman Turkish: سلطان عثمان غازى Sultan Osman Ghazi Khan, Turkish: Osman Gazi or Osman Bey or I. Osman, Osman Gazi Han), nicknamed "Kara" (black in Turkish-for his bravery), was the leader of the Ottoman Turks, and the founder of the dynasty that established and ruled the Ottoman State. The State, named after him, would prevail as a world empire for almost six centuries.