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Mehmed II or Mehmed the conqueror (Ottoman Turkish: محمد ثانى, Meḥmed-i sānī; Modern Turkish: II. Mehmet, Turkish pronunciation: [ˈikind͡ʒi meh.met]; 30 March 1432 – 3 May 1481) was Sultan of the Ottoman Empire for a short time from 1444 to 1446, and later from 1451 to 1481. At the age of 21, he conquered Constantinople, bringing an end to the medieval Byzantine Empire.
- Lord Kinross (1977). The Ottoman Centuries: The Rise And Fall Of The Turkish Empire. HarperCollins.