Sultan Muhammad Fateh was a remarkable Ottoman ruler who made history in world naval warfare during his conquest of Constantinople, a city which Muslims had been trying to conquer for centuries. He was only 21 at the time, and his bravery, wit and determination allowed him to achieve what was at the time thought to be impossible. He conquered many lands and was a great warrior, but he is remembered also for his endeavours in the fields of education and public service. His great love for literature, learning and poetry led to the flourishing of these domains within his rule. He also allowed great religious freedom to his subjects, extraordinary specially at his time and an example for us even now. His achievements and dynamic personality make him one of the great heroes of Muslim history.