Fatih Mosque

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Fatih Mosque

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Fevzipasa Caddesi
Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey Add to Map
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The Fatih Mosque (Turkish: Fatih Camii, "Conqueror's Mosque" in English) is an Ottoman imperial mosque built 1463 to 1470 in the Fatih district of Istanbul, Turkey. It is one of the largest examples of Turkish-Islamic architecture in Istanbul and represents an important stage in the development of classic Turkish architecture. It is named after Ottoman sultan Mehmed the Conqueror, known in Turkish as Fatih Sultan Mehmed, the Ottoman sultan who conquered Constantinople in 1453.

Sahn-ı Seman Medrese, a main center for the study of various traditional Islamic sciences such as theology, law, medicine, astronomy, physics and mathematics, was part of the Fatih Mosque and was founded by the Turk astronomer Ali Qushji who was invited by Mehmed to his court in Istanbul.

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