Mehmed V

1844 - 1918

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Mehmed V Reşâd (Ottoman Turkish: محمد خامس‎, romanized: Meḥmed-i ẖâmis; Turkish: V. Mehmed or Mehmed Reşad; 2 November 1844 – 3 July 1918) reigned as the 35th and penultimate Ottoman Sultan (r. 1909–1918). He was the son of Sultan Abdulmejid I. He succeeded his half-brother Abdul Hamid II after the 31 March Incident. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mehmed V has received more than 1,397,690 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Mehmed V is the 328th most popular politician (down from 306th in 2019), the 52nd most popular biography from Turkey (down from 50th in 2019) and the 29th most popular Turkish Politician.

Mehmed V was the last sultan of the Ottoman Empire. He was most famous for being the last sultan of the Ottoman Empire.

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Among politicians, Mehmed V ranks 328 out of 15,710Before him are Haile Selassie, Alcibiades, François Mitterrand, Charles V of France, Muhammad Ali of Egypt, and Seti I. After him are Khufu, Decius, Sitting Bull, Edward VIII, Indira Gandhi, and Sokollu Mehmed Pasha.

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Among people born in 1844, Mehmed V ranks 7Before him are Friedrich Nietzsche, Karl Benz, Sarah Bernhardt, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Paul Verlaine, and Anatole France. After him are Bernadette Soubirous, Henri Rousseau, Ilya Repin, Ludwig Boltzmann, Alexandra of Denmark, and Umberto I of Italy. Among people deceased in 1918, Mehmed V ranks 8Before him are Gustav Klimt, Claude Debussy, Abdul Hamid II, Gavrilo Princip, Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, and Egon Schiele. After him are Guillaume Apollinaire, Manfred von Richthofen, Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, Georg Cantor, Georg Simmel, and Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia.

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Among people born in Turkey, Mehmed V ranks 52 out of 1,128Before him are Croesus (-596), Xenophanes (-570), Constantine XI Palaiologos (1404), Aristotle Onassis (1906), Mihrimah Sultan (1522), and Ahmed II (1643). After him are Hipparchus (-190), Mahidevran (1500), Theodosius II (401), Abdulmejid I (1823), Ertuğrul (1198), and Alp Arslan (1029).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Mehmed V ranks 29Before him are Mehmed I (1386), Mehmed VI (1861), Julian (331), Croesus (-596), Constantine XI Palaiologos (1404), and Ahmed II (1643). After him are Mahidevran (1500), Theodosius II (401), Abdulmejid I (1823), Ertuğrul (1198), Alp Arslan (1029), and Priam (null).