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 Mehmed III

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Mehmed III

Birth
Manisa, Manisa, Turkey
Death
22 Dec 1603 (aged 37)
Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Burial
Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Memorial ID
174818767 View Source

Mehmed II was the Ottoman Sultan from January 15, 1595 until December 22, 1603.
He was born at the Manisa Palace, during the reign of his great-grandfather, Suleiman the Magnificent in 1566. He was the son of Şehzade Murad - later Murad III, himself the son of Şehzade Selim - later Selim II, who was the son of Sultan Suleiman and Hürrem Sultan. His mother was Safiye Sultan, said to have been Albanian from the Dukagjin highlands. His great-grandfather died the year he was born and his grandfather became the new Sultan Selim II. His grandfather Sultan Selim II died when Mehmed was 8 and Mehmed's father, Murad III, became Sultan in 1574. Mehmed thus became Crown Prince until his father's death in 1595, when he was 28 years old.
Mehmed III remains notorious even in Ottoman history for having nineteen of his brothers and half-brothers executed to secure power. They were all strangled by his deaf-mutes.
Mehmed III was an idle ruler, leaving government to his mother Safiye Sultan, the Valide Sultan.

Mehmed II was the Ottoman Sultan from January 15, 1595 until December 22, 1603.
He was born at the Manisa Palace, during the reign of his great-grandfather, Suleiman the Magnificent in 1566. He was the son of Şehzade Murad - later Murad III, himself the son of Şehzade Selim - later Selim II, who was the son of Sultan Suleiman and Hürrem Sultan. His mother was Safiye Sultan, said to have been Albanian from the Dukagjin highlands. His great-grandfather died the year he was born and his grandfather became the new Sultan Selim II. His grandfather Sultan Selim II died when Mehmed was 8 and Mehmed's father, Murad III, became Sultan in 1574. Mehmed thus became Crown Prince until his father's death in 1595, when he was 28 years old.
Mehmed III remains notorious even in Ottoman history for having nineteen of his brothers and half-brothers executed to secure power. They were all strangled by his deaf-mutes.
Mehmed III was an idle ruler, leaving government to his mother Safiye Sultan, the Valide Sultan.


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