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".

Answers distribution

noblemen
victorious gladiators
Christian children
assassins
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flagSpain
5%
10%
84%
0%
19
flagSweden
0%
7%
84%
7%
13
flagUnknown
14%
7%
71%
7%
14
flagTurkey
12%
0%
70%
16%
24
flagItaly
0%
11%
70%
11%
17
flagGermany
13%
3%
64%
18%
123
flagthe United States
10%
11%
63%
13%
184
flagBelgium
0%
9%
63%
27%
11
flagthe United Kingdom
8%
7%
62%
21%
184
flagthe Netherlands
0%
8%
60%
30%
23
flagPoland
10%
8%
58%
22%
6756
flagRepublic of Ireland
22%
5%
55%
16%
18
flagFrance
4%
8%
52%
30%
23
flagCanada
0%
0%
50%
50%
12
flagNorway
29%
5%
35%
29%
17
flagIndia
6%
31%
34%
24%
29

Gender

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

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