Ottoman Empire: Polity Style: 1453-1922

29 May 1453 the fall of Constantinople [1]
29 May 1453 - 4 Nov 1922 Devlet-i Âliye-i Osmaniyye [2][3]
2 Nov 1922 Grand National Assembly is declared the sole state authority of Turkey and successor to the Ottoman imperial house, thus derecognising the authority of the ruler of the Ottoman Empire retroactively from 16 Mar 1920, resolution of the Assembly passed between 03.00 and 06.40 2 Nov 1922 and dated "1/2 teşrinisani 1338" [1/2 Nov 1922] (TBMM Proceedings, term I, 313-316; TBMM Laws, 1:487-488)
4 Nov 1922 collapse of Ottoman government in Constantinople

[1] Taken as notional date for the beginning of the polity style.
[2] The most solemn among various alternatives.
[3] Osmanlı Devleti or Osmanlı Imparatorluğu in modern Turkish.
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