Mehmed VI

1861 - 1926

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Mehmed VI Vahideddin (Ottoman Turkish: محمد سادس‎ Meḥmed-i sâdis or وحيد الدين‎ Vahîdeddin; Turkish: VI. Mehmed or Vahdeddin; 14 January 1861 – 16 May 1926), also known as Şahbaba (lit. 'Emperor-father') among the Osmanoğlu family, was the 36th and last Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, reigning from 4 July 1918 until 1 November, 1922, when the Ottoman Empire was dissolved after World War I and replaced by the Republic of Turkey on 29 October 1923. The brother of Mehmed V, he became heir to the throne in 1916, after the suicide of Abdülaziz's son, Şehzade Yusuf Izzeddin, as the eldest male member of the House of Osman. He acceded to the throne after the death of Mehmed V. He was girded with the Sword of Osman on 4 July 1918 as the thirty-sixth padishah. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mehmed VI has received more than 2,091,698 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Mehmed VI is the 247th most popular politician (down from 243rd in 2019), the 42nd most popular biography from Turkey (down from 41st in 2019) and the 24th most popular Turkish Politician.

Mehmed VI 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 VI ranks 247 out of 15,710Before him are Charles the Bald, Enver Hoxha, Louis XII of France, Alexander III of Russia, Paul I of Russia, and Godfrey of Bouillon. After him are Charles VII of France, Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor, Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha, Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor, Georges Danton, and Edward III of England.

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Among people born in 1861, Mehmed VI ranks 3Before him are Rabindranath Tagore and Rudolf Steiner. After him are Fridtjof Nansen, Lou Andreas-Salomé, Georges Méliès, James Naismith, Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, Victor Horta, Charles Édouard Guillaume, Erich von Falkenhayn, and Alfred North Whitehead. Among people deceased in 1926, Mehmed VI ranks 4Before him are Claude Monet, Antoni Gaudí, and Rainer Maria Rilke. After him are Harry Houdini, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Emperor Taishō, Felix Dzerzhinsky, Rudolf Christoph Eucken, Camillo Golgi, Gertrude Bell, and Rudolph Valentino.

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Among people born in Turkey, Mehmed VI ranks 42 out of 1,128Before him are Margaret the Virgin (292), Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (1954), Suleiman II (1642), Basil of Caesarea (329), Mahmud II (1785), and Mehmed I (1386). After him are Julian (331), Anaxagoras (-500), Epictetus (50), Croesus (-596), Xenophanes (-570), and Constantine XI Palaiologos (1404).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Mehmed VI ranks 24Before him are Heraclius (575), Osman II (1604), Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (1954), Suleiman II (1642), Mahmud II (1785), and Mehmed I (1386). After him are Julian (331), Croesus (-596), Constantine XI Palaiologos (1404), Ahmed II (1643), Mehmed V (1844), and Mahidevran (1500).