Serbia holds exhibit on work of Ottoman genius

Matrakci Nasuh was 16th century intellectual, soldier during the Sultan Suleymans rule.

Serbia holds exhibit on work of Ottoman genius

World Bulletin / News Desk

An exhibition on Ottoman scholar and intellectual Matrakci Nasuh is to open in Belgrade Tuesday.

Promoted by the Turkish president’s office, the display features items covering the 16th century figure’s broad range of achievements in mathematics, history and artistic miniatures.

Titled "Matrakci Nasuh: A 16th Century Genius", the exhibition at the Ethnographic Museum runs to Oct. 15, having previously been displayed in Sarajevo. The presentation will go on to be shown in cities around the world, including Istanbul, Paris and New York.

Born in the Bosnian town of Visoko in 1480, Nasuh joined the Sultan’s household as a janissary, showing exceptional military skill and inventing Matrak - a sword game used for training.

He also wrote books on warfare, history and mathematics and was a talented miniaturist who created a new style of painting focusing on panoramic views.

The 450th anniversary of his death was marked by UNESCO last year.

Last Mod: 15 Eylül 2015, 09:09
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