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Mehmed VI
Caliph of Islam
His Imperial Majesty
Sultan of the Ottomans
Commander of the Faithful
Successor of the Prophet of the Universe

Mehmed VI
Ottoman Sultan (full titles)
Reign 3 July 1918 – 1 November 1922
Sword Girding 4 June 1918
Predecessor Mehmed V
Successor Sultanate abolished
Grand Viziers See list
Caliph of Islam
Reign 3 July 1918 – 19 November 1922
Coronation None
Predecessor Mehmed V
Successor Abdülmecid II
Spouse Emine Nazikedâ Marjim-Abaza Kadın Efendi
Inshira Kadın Efendi
Sadiye Mevedett Kadın Efendi
Nevare Kadın Efendi
Nimit Nevzad Kadın Efendi
Münire Sultan
Fatma Ulviye Sultan
Rukiye Sabiha Sultan Hanım Efendi
Şehzade Ertuğrul Mehmed Efendi
House Osman
Father Abdülmecid I
Mother Gülüstü Sultan
Born 14 January 1861(1861-01-14)
Constantinople, Ottoman Empire
Died 16 May 1926(1926-05-16) (aged 65)
Sanremo, Italy
Burial Damascus, Syria
Religion Islam

Mehmet VI (14 January 1861 – 16 May 1926)[1][2] was the 36th and last Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. His reign lasted from 1918 to 1922. He succeeded his brother, Mehmed V, as the eldest male member of the House of Osman after the 1916 suicide of the heir to the throne, Yusuf Izzettin Efendi.[3] He was presented with the Sword of Osman on 4 June 1918 in the traditional coronation ceremony. His father was Sultan Abdülmecid I and mother was Gülüstü (1831 – May 1861). Mehmed was removed from the throne when the Ottoman sultanate was abolished in 1922.


  1. Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911), The Encyclopædia Britannica, 7, "Constantinople, the capital of the Turkish Empire".
  2. Britannica, Istanbul:When the Republic of Turkey was founded in 1923, the capital was moved to Ankara, and Constantinople was officially renamed Istanbul in 1930.
  3. Freely, John, Inside the Seraglio, 1999, Chapter 16: The Year of Three Sultans.

More reading

  • Fromkin, David, 1989. A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East ISBN 0-8050-0857-8

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Mehmed VI
Born: 14 January 1861 Died: 16 May 1926
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Mehmed V
Sultan of the Ottoman Empire
3 July 1918 – 1 November 1922
Succeeded by
Sultanate abolished
Sunni Islam titles
Preceded by
Mehmed V
Caliph of Islam
3 July 1918 – 19 November 1922
Succeeded by
Abdülmecid II