Abdulmejid I

1823 - 1861

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Abdulmejid I (Ottoman Turkish: عبد المجيد اول‎, romanized: Abdülmecîd-i evvel, Turkish: Birinci Abdülmecid; 25 April 1823 – 25 June 1861), was the 31st Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and succeeded his father Mahmud II on 2 July 1839. His reign was notable for the rise of nationalist movements within the empire's territories. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abdulmejid I has received more than 579,802 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Abdulmejid I is the 363rd most popular politician (down from 311th in 2019), the 56th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 148th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular Turkish Politician.

Abdulmejid I was the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1839 to 1861. He is most famous for being the first sultan to live in the newly constructed Dolmabahçe Palace, which he commissioned.

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Among politicians, Abdulmejid I ranks 363 out of 15,710Before him are Park Chung-hee, Philip III of Spain, Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor, Horemheb, Dido, and Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden. After him are Abbas the Great, Sargon of Akkad, Joachim Murat, Ertuğrul, Alp Arslan, and Sigismund III Vasa.

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Among people born in 1823, Abdulmejid I ranks 1After him are Phineas Gage, Max Müller, Alfred Russel Wallace, Ernest Renan, Alexandre Cabanel, Gyula Andrássy, Jean-Henri Fabre, Sándor Petőfi, Édouard Lalo, Leopold Kronecker, and Li Hongzhang. Among people deceased in 1861, Abdulmejid I ranks 2Before him is Albert, Prince Consort. After him are Frederick William IV of Prussia, Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour, Taras Shevchenko, Xianfeng Emperor, Friedrich Carl von Savigny, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Pedro V of Portugal, Lola Montez, Pavel Jozef Šafárik, and Ranavalona I.

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Among people born in Turkey, Abdulmejid I ranks 56 out of 1,128Before him are Mihrimah Sultan (1522), Ahmed II (1643), Mehmed V (1844), Hipparchus (-190), Mahidevran (1500), and Theodosius II (401). After him are Ertuğrul (1198), Alp Arslan (1029), Priam (null), Selim III (1761), Abdul Hamid I (1725), and Şehzade Mustafa (1515).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Abdulmejid I ranks 32Before him are Croesus (-596), Constantine XI Palaiologos (1404), Ahmed II (1643), Mehmed V (1844), Mahidevran (1500), and Theodosius II (401). After him are Ertuğrul (1198), Alp Arslan (1029), Priam (null), Selim III (1761), Abdul Hamid I (1725), and Şehzade Mustafa (1515).