Mahmud Namık Osmanoğlu

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Mahmud Francis Namık Osmanoğlu
Prince Şehzade Mahmud Francis Namık Efendi
Born 27 April 1975
London , England
Spouse Genevieve Ingi Hanımefendi
Issue Prince Prince Ziyaeddin Reşad
Prince Ömer Cem
House Imperial House of Osman
Father Prince Ömer Abdülmecid Osmanoğlu
Mother Beulah Hanımefendi
Religion Islam

Mahmud Francis Namık Osmanoğlu[1][2][3][4][5][6][7] (born 27 April 1975), also known by the Ottoman imperial name as Prince Şehzade Mahmud Francis Namık Efendi, is the only child of Prince (Şehzade) Ömer Abdülmecid Osmanoğlu and Beulah Hanımefendi, née Banbury, and great-great grandson of Sultan Mehmed V, the 35th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.

Marriage and Issue[edit]

Prince Mahmud is married to Genevieve Robson. Upon marriage Genevieve took the Turkish name Inci and the title Hanımefendi. They have two sons, Prince (Şehzade) Ziyaeddin Reşad Efendi, born in London on June 6, 2012, and Prince (Şehzade) Ömer Cem Efendi, born in London on August 5, 2015.


Mahmud Efendi was born in London on 27 April 1975. He attended Gulliver Preparatory High School in Miami, Florida and Mougins School in Mougins, in the southern part of France. He then obtained a BFA degree in Visual Communications from Parsons Paris School of Art and Design (Paris, France) and an MFA degree in Design and Technology from Parsons The New School for Design (New York City, USA).

Resurgence of interest in the Ottoman dynasty[edit]

In 2006, family members met at Dolmabahçe Palace for the presentation of the documentary "Osmanoğlu'nun Exile" produced by TRT (Turkish Radio and Television Corporation).[8] This documentary followed the stories of the members of the Ottoman family who went into exile in 1924, following the establishment of the Turkish Republic and the abolition of the Ottoman Caliphate. It then follows the stories of their descendants, who now live in Turkey, Europe, the United States and throughout the Middle East.[9][10]

At the funeral of Ertuğrul Osman, an heir to the Ottoman throne, in September 2009 thousands of mourners paid their respects, a show of reverence which historians said was a seminal moment in the rehabilitation of the Ottoman Empire, overthrown by the modern, secular Turkish Republic created by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in 1923.[11]

In July 2010 Princess Ayşe Gülnev Sultan held a party to celebrate the 70th birthday of her father Prince (Şehzade) Osman Selaheddin Osmanoğlu. This event was attended by a number of members of the Ottoman family, including Sultanzade Prince Ali bin Naif of Jordan and Sultanzade Prince Abbas Hilmi.[12][13]

Family tree[edit]

Showing the line of descent from the founder of the Ottoman dynasty to present day through Sultan Mehmed V Reşad's youngest son Prince Ömer Hilmi Efendi Ottoman-tree-namık.jpg


  1. ^ Almanach de Gotha (184th ed.). Almanach de Gotha. 2000. pp. 365, 912–915. 
  2. ^ "Hayatta Olan Şehzadeler". Foundation of the Ottoman Dynasty. Retrieved 15 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Burke's Royal Families of the World (2 ed.). Burke's Peerage. 1980. p. 247. 
  4. ^ "Current Living Şehzades". Official Ottoman Family Website. Retrieved 15 April 2011. 
  5. ^ İbrahim Pazan (15 September 2009). "Osmanoğullarının yeni reisi Osman Bayezid Efendi". Netgazete. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "Osmanlı Hanedanı vakıf çatısı altında toplanıyor". Sabah. 13 September 2010. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  7. ^ Line of succession to the Ottoman throne
  8. ^ Akgüneş, Gürkan 2006 "Şehzadeler sarayda buluştu" Milliyet Retrieved 2011-07-20
  9. ^ 2006 "2006 yılından hanedanın bir videosu" Ottoman Dynasty Foundation Retrieved 2011-07-20
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  11. ^ Bilefsky, Dan 2009-12-4 "Frustrated with the West, Turks Revel in Empire Lost" The New York Times Retrieved 2011-07-20
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