Bayezid II was born into the family that ruled the Ottoman Empire. His father was Mehmed II, better known as Mehmed the Conqueror, the Sultan that conquered Constantinople and ended the Eastern Roman Empire. His mother was Emine Gulbahar Hatun, Mehmed’s first wife. He had a younger brother named Cem. It is believed that Bayezid was born on the territory of today’s Greece in a town called Didymoteicho.