Mehmed II earned the epithet Fatih or “the Conqueror” when he captured Constantinople in 1453, and it’s lucky for him that he did, really. If he didn’t already have a slick nickname by the time of his failed effort to capture Belgrade, I can imagine he might have been saddled with a much less flattering one instead. Well, at least behind his back, anyway.
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Yeah, a rare setback for Mehmed. Honestly, the Conqueror had some amazing enemies: Constantine, Hunyadi, Scanderbeg, Vlad Tepes, Stephen the Great, Venice. (Venice counts as sort of one, corporate, enemy.)