Ahmed II

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Ahmed II
Caliph of Islam
Ottoman Sultan
Ahmed II by John Young.jpg
Reign June 22, 1691 – February 6, 1695
Predecessor Suleiman II
Successor Mustafa II
Sultan of the Ottoman Empire
Consort Rabia Sultan
Şayeste Sultan
Royal house House of Osman
Father Ibrahim
Mother Hatice Muazzez Sultan
Tughra
Religion Sunni Islam

Ahmed II (Ottoman Turkish: احمد ثانى Aḥmed-i sānī) (February 25, 1643 – February 6, 1695) was the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1691 to 1695. Ahmed II was born at Topkapı Palace, Constantinople, the son of Sultan Ibrahim (1640–48) by Valide Sultan Hatice Muazzez, and succeeded his brother Suleiman II (1687–91) in 1691.

Reign[edit]

Ahmed II's best known act was to confirm Mustafa Köprülü as grand vizier. Only a few weeks after his accession the Ottoman Empire sustained a crushing defeat at the Battle of Slankamen from the Austrians under Margrave Louis William of Baden and was driven from Hungary. During the four years of his reign disaster followed on disaster, and in 1695 Ahmed II died at Edirne Palace, worn out by disease and sorrow.

Personal life[edit]

He married Rabia Sultan and Şayeste Sultan and had two sons and three daughters.

  • Şehzade Ibrahim
  • Şehzade Selim
  • Asiye Sultan
  • Hatice Sultan
  • Atike Sultan

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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Ahmed II
Born: February 25, 1643 Died: February 6, 1695
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Suleiman II
Sultan of the Ottoman Empire
Jun 22, 1691 – Feb 6, 1695
Succeeded by
Mustafa II
Sunni Islam titles
Preceded by
Suleiman II
Caliph of Islam
Jun 22, 1691 – Feb 6, 1695
Succeeded by
Mustafa II