Ottoman Empire Kose Mihal - (Full Real History)

Ottoman Empire Kose Mihal - (Full Real History) 

Hello Friends! Welcome to The history of the Ottoman Empire is replete with many brave and warlike people. And why shouldn't the people living in the shadow of the great Osman Ghazi be unparalleled warriors and patriots? The personality of Osman Ghazi, the founder of this supreme state, was an example to all. 

Not only his fans were impressed by his bravery and high Urdu On the contrary, but his morals were also very influential  In today's article, we will talk about one such character. Inspired by the high morals of Osman Ghazi, he joined his ranks. This is no ordinary character. Rather, he was the first Byzantine commander to convert to Islam. 

And the crown of this deed is on the head of Osman Ghazi. Because he enchanted even his enemies with his superior qualities. The person who set an example of friendship and loyalty that will be remembered forever. Osman Ghazi's Byzantine companion is known to the world today as Kose Mihal. Everyone was very interested to know the history of this important character. That is why we have appeared in today's article with important historical facts.

Must read the article to the end. Kose Mihal, whose rise to prominence in history was due to his friendship with Osman Ghazi. He was the first Byzantine to rebel against his state, support Osman Ghazi, and become a Muslim. Koshyal's Byzantine name was Michael Kosis. He was very supportive of Osman Ghazi during the establishment of the Ottoman Empire. And then it got a unique place in the Ottoman Empire. 

Who was Mihal kosses?

History knows him as a loyal friend and commander of Osman Ghazi. Who was once a Byzantine ruler. The main Byzantine frontier between Belgium and Inhisar and the fortress of Harmankaya were under the control of Michael Kosses. But there is also some disagreement about the early history of the Kosses. Historian Joseph von Hammer claims that Michael Kosses belonged to the Byzantine royal family of the Palaeologus. 

Who ruled for hundreds of years. According to most arguments and traditions, everyone agrees. Kose Mial was the governor of Harmankaya Fort. And that he was a Greek. Kosses conversion to Islam was a particularly interesting event. But most importantly, Michael Kosses used to be a good friend of Osman Ghazi even before he converted to Islam. 

The relationship between the two was already quite pleasant. The reason for this relationship is said to be that Kosses was caught in the clashes between Turks and Byzantines in Eskisehir. He was taken, prisoner. But then because of his behavior or his bravery, Osman Ghazi released him. And it turned out to be a turning point in their relationship. 

Because Michael Koss was a Greek. So the locals considered him their guide. And because of this, they started supporting Osman Bey. Even before he became a Muslim, Kosses was making a military ally of Osman Ghazi. He also served as an adviser and diplomatic agent to Osman Ghazi. It was Michael Kosses who used to convey the words of Osman Ghazi to the Byzantines. Now, when and how did Kosses become a Muslim?  

Kose Mihal  Harmankaya Governor

This is a very interesting question. But there are different opinions about it. It is written that he became a Muslim between 1304 and 1313. According to many traditions, his love for Islam was due to his friendship with Osman Ghazi and his high moral character. That is, Osman Ghazi's morals forced him to become a Muslim. 

But according to some arguments, Michael Kosses saw an old man in a dream. And because of this dream, he converted to Islam. After converting to Islam, Kose remained mostly with Osman Ghazi. Accompanied him in his conquests. He also played a key role as a diplomatic adviser and envoy to his son and successor, Orhan Ghazi. 

He is considered to be the first Christian to become a regular part of the Ottoman population. He was instrumental in the development of the Ottoman Empire. Until the conquest of Bursa in 1326, there is a clear mention in the history of Kose. Descendants of Kose Mihal we know as Mihal Olu. They are specially mentioned in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. He was very popular at that time.

Even in Romania, Mihal Olu was considered the most politically and militarily successful family among the Ottoman nobles. But it is also believed that this popular family could not reach the important offices of the state and the Diwan. Now here is a very important achievement of Kose.

When he converted to Islam, he became a close associate of Osman Ghazi. So he showed his intelligence in many important matters. He was the first person to propose the introduction of a unit of the Ottoman army. This unit belonged to these heroes. Who attacked different places. And made things easier for the rest of the army. 

Kose Mihal Kurulus Osman

Under no circumstances would this military unit be at peace. He was always chewing on the enemies. The experiment was so successful that it was followed by hundreds of such units in the state. These Ottoman armies had created fear in Europe. These military units played a major role in Ottoman European conquests. 

It was so successful that it continued for generations. The crown of these successful attacks rests on the heads of the Mihal Olu and Marcoch Olu families. Generations of Kose Milah also seemed to be busy here. The three sons of Koshi Mihal and their descendants carried out the same task for the Ottoman Empire.

All his sons and grandsons were seen helping the Ottomans in the same way. Abdullah Mehal Ghazi's three sons Aziz, Balta, and Ali are credited for this great work in the history books. That is to say, for hundreds of years in Ottoman history, Mihal Olu also appeared. And their services will never be forgotten.

All this was the result of Kose Mihal's unparalleled friendship with Osman Ghazi. That his descendants were also loyal to the Ottomans. Since the conquest of Bursa in 1326, there is not much mention of Kose in history. So there is a lot of disagreement about his death. Some say he died in 1328, two years after the conquest. But that is not the end of the matter. According to some traditions, he was buried in Harmankaya. 

Sword of Kose Mihal

Leading historians say his tomb is in a mosque in Adrana. Which was built by Abdullah Mehal Ghazi himself. Because this mosque is in Edirne, then this is the event after the conquest of Edirne. And speaking the conquest of Edirne, took place during the reign of Sultan Murad I. And that was 1361. In this respect, Abdullah Mehal Ghazi had a long life

According to historian Creutel, he died in 1340. While the German historian Franz Babinger, under a misunderstanding, also found it in Ghazi Mihal Bey. Who was the grandson of Abdullah Mehal Ghazi. That is why there is so much confusion. It is certain that Kose was present in the time of Orhan Ghazi.

And according to some sources, he even saw the era of Sultan Murad I. He and his descendants were no less than a precious diamond for the Ottoman Empire. There has been another breakthrough recently. And it turns out that the oldest surviving specimen of the Ottoman Empire is not the vine helmet of Orhan Ghazi.

Rather, the sword of Kose Mihal. It was announced in Turkey on December 5, 2020. The sword was taken to the Military Museum in Istanbul and preserved. How did you like this story of great friendship and which Muslim hero do you want to know the history of? Be sure to let us know in the comments. See You Soon!

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