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Mehmed IV

1642 - 1693

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Mehmed IV (Ottoman Turkish: محمد رابع, romanized: Meḥmed-i rābi; Turkish: IV. Mehmed; 2 January 1642 – 6 January 1693) also known as Mehmed the Hunter (Turkish: Avcı Mehmed) was the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1648 to 1687. He came to the throne at the age of six after his father was overthrown in a coup. Mehmed went on to become the second longest reigning sultan in Ottoman history after Suleiman the Magnificent. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mehmed IV has received more than 1,672,171 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Mehmed IV is the 132nd most popular politician (up from 169th in 2019), the 24th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 29th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Turkish Politician.

Mehmed IV is most famous for being the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1648 to 1687. He was also the last Sultan to rule from Istanbul.

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Among politicians, Mehmed IV ranks 132 out of 15,577Before him are Claudius, Mark Antony, Narendra Modi, Bayezid II, Kim Jong-il, and Francis I of France. After him are Murad II, George W. Bush, Deng Xiaoping, Harry S. Truman, Henry V of England, and Abdul Hamid II.

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Among people born in 1642, Mehmed IV ranks 1After him are Suleiman II, Gülnuş Sultan, Andrea Pozzo, Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Johann Christoph Bach, Shitao, André Charles Boulle, Louis I, Prince of Monaco, Ihara Saikaku, Seki Takakazu, and Marie Anne de La Trémoille, princesse des Ursins. Among people deceased in 1693, Mehmed IV ranks 1After him are Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark, Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchess of Montpensier, Madame de La Fayette, Ihara Saikaku, Willem Kalf, Nicolaes Maes, Odoardo Farnese, Hereditary Prince of Parma, Johann Weikhard von Valvasor, Elisabeth Hevelius, Maria van Oosterwijck, and John George II, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau.

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Among people born in Turkey, Mehmed IV ranks 24 out of 1,301Before him are Mehmed III (1566), Strabo (-64), Mustafa I (1591), Murad I (1326), Bayezid I (1354), and Hesiod (-800). After him are Murad II (1404), Mihrimah Sultan (1522), Abdul Hamid II (1842), Şehzade Mustafa (1515), Osman II (1604), and Basil of Caesarea (329).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Mehmed IV ranks 13Before him are Selim I (1470), Murad IV (1612), Mehmed III (1566), Mustafa I (1591), Murad I (1326), and Bayezid I (1354). After him are Murad II (1404), Abdul Hamid II (1842), Şehzade Mustafa (1515), Osman II (1604), Mehmed I (1386), and Suleiman II (1642).