Ottoman Decline, 17th–18th Centuries
With the death of Sultan Süleyman I in 1566 and the succession by his son, Selim II the Sot, the Ottoman Empire slipped into gradual, inexorable decline brought on by both internal and external developments.
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© Dennis P. Hupchick and Harold E. Cox 2001