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|Spouse||Esmehan Baharnaz Sultan|
|House||House of Osman|
|Father||Suleiman the Magnificent|
|Died||1543 (aged c. 22)
Istanbul, Ottoman Empire
Historians say that Şehzade Mehmed was very much like his older half-brother, Şehzade Mustafa. He looked up to him as his role model, and had a good relationship with him since their childhood. Şehzade Mehmed participated in his father's successful Esztergom campaign (Siege of Esztergom).
There are different opinions about Mehmed's death. According to some historians, he died from smallpox. According to another opinion, he died a natural death. According to yet others, he was murdered under the command of Mahidevran Sultan, who saw him as a huge threat to become Sultan after his father ahead of her son Mustafa.
Mehmed's only child was Hümaşah Sultan, born to his wife, Esmehan Baharnaz Sultan.
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