Who was recruited for the Janissaries, Ottoman Sultan's household troops and bodyguards?

noblemen
victorious gladiators
Christian children
assassins
When a Chris­tian boy was re­cruit­ed, first he would be sent to selected Turkish families to learn to speak Turkish and culture of Ottoman society. Later they were trained in tough Enderun school, even­tu­al­ly con­vert­ing to Islam. The more talented ones received a higher standard of ed­u­ca­tion to become en­gi­neer­s, ar­chi­tect­s, physi­cians and sci­en­tist­s. Janis­saries belonged to the Sultan, carrying the title kapıkulu "slaves of the Porte".

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flagSpain
5%
10%
84%
0%
19
flagSweden
0%
7%
84%
7%
13
flagItaly
0%
6%
75%
12%
16
flagTurkey
12%
0%
70%
16%
24
flagGermany
11%
2%
66%
19%
112
flagBelgium
0%
9%
63%
27%
11
flagthe United States
10%
12%
62%
13%
169
flagthe United Kingdom
8%
6%
61%
23%
168
flagPoland
10%
8%
57%
22%
6503
flagthe Netherlands
0%
9%
57%
33%
21
flagRepublic of Ireland
23%
5%
52%
17%
17
flagCanada
0%
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50%
50%
12
flagFrance
5%
10%
47%
31%
19
flagIndia
7%
33%
37%
18%
27
flagNorway
29%
5%
35%
29%
17

Gender

men60%
women49%
noblemen
10%
10%
victorious gladiators
8%
12%
Christian children
60%
49%
assassins
20%
27%

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