Mehmed VI

1861 - 1926

Mehmed VI

Mehmed VI Vahideddin (Ottoman Turkish: محمد السادس‎ Meḥmed-i sâdis, وحيد الدين‎ Vahideddin, Turkish: Vahideddin or Altıncı Mehmet), also known as Şahbaba (meaning "Emperor-father") among Osmanoğlu family, (14 January 1861 – 16 May 1926) was the 36th and last Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, reigning from July 4, 1918 until November 1, 1922 when the Ottoman Empire dissolved after World War I and was replaced by the Republic of Turkey on 29 October 1923. The brother of Mehmed V, he became heir to the throne after the 1916 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 1,459,455 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 246th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Mehmed VI ranks 243 out of 14,801Before him are Antoninus Pius, Louis XI of France, Babur, Charles VII of France, António de Oliveira Salazar, and Shimon Peres. After him are Muawiyah I, Charles IX of France, Thutmose III, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, François Mitterrand, and Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire.

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Among people born in 1861, Mehmed VI ranks 3Before him are Rabindranath Tagore and Fridtjof Nansen. After him are Rudolf Steiner, Georges Méliès, Lou Andreas-Salomé, Charles Édouard Guillaume, Victor Horta, Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, Georgy Lvov, Robert Bosch, and Erich von Falkenhayn. 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, Rudolf Christoph Eucken, Emperor Taishō, Felix Dzerzhinsky, Camillo Golgi, Rudolph Valentino, and Mary Cassatt.

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Among people born in Turkey, Mehmed VI ranks 42 out of 901Before him are John Chrysostom (349), Heraclius (575), Anaximander (-610), Margaret the Virgin (292), Osman II (1604), and Mahmud II (1785). After him are Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire (1615), Mihrimah Sultan (1522), Julian (331), Ahmed II (1643), Orhan (1288), and Anaxagoras (-500).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Mehmed VI ranks 23Before him are Mehmed IV (1642), Ertuğrul (1198), Suleiman II (1642), Heraclius (575), Osman II (1604), and Mahmud II (1785). After him are Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire (1615), Julian (331), Ahmed II (1643), Orhan (1288), Croesus (-596), and Şehzade Mustafa (1515).

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