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  • He hastened to propitiate the former by a donative of twice the usual amount, and excused his hasty acceptance of the throne to the senate by alleging the impatient zeal of the soldiers and the necessity of an imperator for the welfare of the state.
  • Succeeding to his father a serious revolt of the troops took place, which led to the institution of the regular payment of an accession donative to the Bayezid 11., 1481-151 Janissaries.
  • The absence of the usual donative to the troops; and the demoralization in both army and court made further resistance useless.
  • (1447-1512), sultan of Turkey, was the son of Mahommed II., whom he succeeded in 1481, but only after gaining over the janissaries by a large donative, which henceforth became for centuries the invariable prerogative of that undisciplined body on the accession of a new sultan.
  • It is still more surprising that the soldiers should have quietly submitted to a reduction in the amount of the donative or gift which it was customary for them to receive from a new emperor, though the civil population of the capital were paid their largess (congiarium) in full.

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