Mighty sovereigns of Ottoman throne: Sultan Abdülmecid I

Sultan Abdülmecid was the first of Sultan Mahmud II’s two sons to reach adulthood and ascend the throne one after another. His mother, Bezmialem Valide Sultan, was famous for her intelligence and philanthropy. In 1839, when his father, Sultan Mahmud II died and he ascended the throne at the age of 16 as the 31st … Read more