Austrian Offices in the Turkish Empire #7F (1876)

Austrian Offices in the Turkish Empire #7F (1876)

The Ottoman Empire (Devlet-i Aliyye-i Osmâniyye — دَوْلَتِ عَلِيّهٔ عُثمَانِیّه‎,), also known as the Turkish Empire, Ottoman Turkey or simply Turkey, was founded in 1299 by Oghuz Turks under Osman I in northwestern Anatolia. After conquests in the Balkans by Murad I between 1362 and 1389, the Ottoman sultanate was transformed into a transcontinental empire and claimant to the caliphate. The Ottomans ended the Byzantine Empire … Continue reading Austrian Offices in the Turkish Empire #7F (1876)

Austrian Offices in Crete #12 (1907)

Austrian Offices in Crete #12 (1907)

Crete (Κρήτη in Greek) is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, and the fifth-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, after Sicily, Sardinia, Cyprus, and Corsica. The capital and the largest city is Heraklion.  The island forms a significant part of the economy and cultural heritage of Greece, while retaining its own local cultural traits (such as its own poetry and music). It was … Continue reading Austrian Offices in Crete #12 (1907)