The Battle of Chaldiran was a military conflict that occurred on 23 August1514 and ended with a decisive military victory of the Ottoman Empire over the Safavids. As a result the Ottomans gained control over the eastern half of Anatolia. The Ottoman troops were a more well equipped army numbering 120,000, while the Iranian were some 70,000. Shah Ismail I of Iran was wounded and almost captured in the battle. Following the victory Ottomans captured Tabriz, and Safavids didn't threaten Ottomans for nearly a century. It also brought an end to Alavite uprisings in Anatolia. August 23 is the 235th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (236th in leap years), with 130 days remaining. ... // Events March - Louis XII of France makes peace with Emperor Maximilian. ... The Ottoman Empire at the height of its power Imperial motto Devlet-i Ebed-mÃ¼ddet (Ottoman Turkish for the Eternal State) Official language Ottoman Turkish Capital Constantinople (Ä°stanbul) Imperial anthem Ottoman imperial anthem Sovereigns Padishah of the Osmanli Dynasty Population ca 40 million Area 6. ... The Safavid Empire at its 1512 borders. ... Anatolia (Greek: Î±Î½Î±ÏÎ¿Î»Î® anatolÄ or anatolÃ; see also List of traditional Greek place names), rising of the sun or East; compare Orient and Levant, by popular etymology Turkish falsely associated with Anadolu to ana mother and dolu filled), also called by the Latin name of Asia Minor, is a region of... Shah Ismail I, the founder of the Safavid State. ...
Categories: 1514 | Battles of the Ottoman Empire | Battles of the Safavid Empire | Battle stubs
The most significant outcome of the Battle of Chaldiran, however, was the subsequent incorporation into the Ottoman state of the Kurdish principalities in eastern Anatolia and the Turkmen principality of Dulkadir in the Maras-Elbistan region (1515).
The 'momentous' battle in 1514 between the Shiite Persian forces of Şah Ismail and the Sunni Ottoman forces of Sultan Selim I.
Selim I deployed his army on the Plains of Chaldiran in front of the Persians, protected by a screen of irregular cavalry and infantry.
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