Lets start with Osman Gazi, the father of the Ottoman empire and the house of Osmanli. Fatih of course, then lets go to the most famus woman in the Ottoman empire, Sultana Hurem, Kiosem, Naskendil.
Then we move to 1800 Sultan Mahmud 2d, he made many reforms, he abolished the yeniceries in 1826, and reformed the army. He made a lot of social reforms, about cothing and the most importand, modern schools instead of mendresses. Also univesitys. His sons Abdulmezit and Abdulaziz, were very well educated, and they believed in good education. Abdulaziz 32 Sultan was a good music composer, clasic and ottoman music, painter and he established a strong navy, third in the world. Unfortunately he spend a lot of money and the Ottoman bank was colapsed, i think in 1875.