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Anatolia between Isa and Mehmed Çelebi (Spring 1403 – September 1403)

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As Timur’s armies were withdrawing from Anatolia, İsa appeared at first to be the prince best poised for success there in the ensuing struggles for the Ottoman throne. Unlike his brother Mehmed, whose power base was in the peripheral and only recently Ottoman province of Rum, by November of 1402 İIsa was making claims over his family’s original heartland of Bithynia, and may have already controlled Bursa. İsa’s rule in Bursa was not long. The records of Pera inform us that by 18 May of the same year, his brother Mehmed Çelebi had replaced him as ruler of Bursa. The decisive event for this power change was the Battle of Ulubad, which should be dated sometime between 9 March and 18 May 1403. After his defeat at Ulubad, İsa took refuge in Constantinople with the Byzantine Emperor John VII.

Keywords: İsa; Battle of Ulubad; Bursa; Mehmed Çelebi; Timur



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