Bayazid I

Style and period that coincided with the reign of Bayazid I, named "Thunderbolt" beacuse of the speed with which he maneuvered his troops, 1389 to 1402. He is best known for his construction of the "Great" mosque of Bursa, founded in 1390, but substantially finished in 1395. It comprised a mosque, baths, and a small palace within an irregular wall enclosure.

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Refers to the style and period that coincided with the reign of Bayazid I, named "Thunderbolt" beacuse of the speed with which he maneuvered his troops, 1389 to 1402. He is best known for his construction of the "Great" mosque of Bursa, founded in 1390, but substantially finished in 1395. It comprised a mosque, baths, and a small palace within an irregular wall enclosure. The plan and scale of the mosque is like that of Murad I, but is of cut stone masonry without with some marble. The walls of the chambers that housed the dervish pilgrims were decorated with flowers and once polychromed. The porch of stone and marble is the first major Ottoman portico. Also of mention is the Dar al Shifa, or teaching hospital of 1400.

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  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300021640. The J. Paul Getty Trust.