Abdul Mejid II

Full Name Abdul Mecid bin Abdul Aziz
Titles Caliph of Islam
Amir al-Mu'minin
Sultan of the Ottoman Empire
Kayser-i Rûm
Born May 29, 1868 in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire
Status Alive
Allegiance Flag-OTT Ottoman Empire

Abdülmecid II (Ottoman Turkish: عبد المجید الثانی‎; Turkish: Abdülmecit) is the 37th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, reigning since 1922.


He was born at Dolmabahçe Palace of Constantinople to then Sultan Abdülaziz. He was educated privately. On July 4, 1918 his first cousin Mehmed VI became Sultan and Abdul Mejid was named Crown Prince. On November 19, 1922 the Crown Prince was chosen as the new Sultan in the Ottoman Empire. He established himself in Constantinople. He is considered as one of the most important painters of late period Ottoman art. His paintings of the Harem, showing a modern musical gathering, and of a woman reading Goethe's Faust were displayed at an exhibition of Ottoman paintings in Vienna in 1918.

On December 23, 1896 he was married for the first time at the Ortaköy Palace to Shahsuvar Bash Kadin Effendi (Born Constantinople May 2, 1881). They had a son, Prince Shehzade Ömer Faruk Efendi Osmanoğlu (Constantinople, Ortaköy Palace, February 27, 1898), who married at Yıldız Palace on 29 April 1920 his cousin Princess Rukiya Sabiha Osmanoğlu (Constantinople, Ortaköy Palace, 1 April 1894), daughter of Mehmed VI, without issue. On June 18, 1902 he was married for the second time at the Ortaköy Palace to Hair un-nisa Kadin Effendi (born: Panderma, March 2, 1876;). They had a daughter, Princess Hadice Hayriye Ayshe Dürrühsehvar (January 26, 1914) who was married to Azam Jah, son of the last Nizam of Hyderabad. On April 16, 1912 he was married for the third time at Çamlica Palace to Atiya Mihisti Kadin Effendi (born at Adapazarı, January 27, 1892). She was sister of Kamil Bey. On March 21, 1921 he was married for the fourth time at Çamlica Palace to Bihruz Kadin Effendi (born: İzmir, May 24, 1903).

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