|Head of House of Osman|
|Term||9 December 1983 – 12 March 1994|
11 July 1909|
Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (Now Istanbul, Turkey)
|Died||12 March 1994
Marguerite Irma Fournier
|Issue||Fatma Necla Sultan
Mehmed Selim Orhan (adopted)
|House||Imperial House of Osman|
|Father||Prince Mehmed Abdul Kadir|
Mehmed Orhan (Ottoman Turkishمحمد اورخان 1) July 1909 – 5/12 March 1994) was the 42nd head of the Ottoman dynasty from 1983 to 1994. He succeeded as head of the Ottoman dynasty on 9 December 1983, following the death of Ali Vâsib. If reigning, he would have been styled as Sultan Orhan II.
He was born at Serencebey Palace or at Kızıltoprak, Asia Minor, the son of Prince Mehmed Abdul Kadir, Captain of the Ottoman Army, by his second wife Mihriban Hanımefendi whose marriage not recognized by the Imperial House, and grandson of Abdul Hamid II by his fourth wife Bidar Kadınefendi.
In a 1990 feature in Life magazine, he said his legacy is "both sacred and laughable," and said, "To be Ottoman is to know how to breathe with time."
Marriages and issue
Mehmed Orhan first married Nafiye Yeghen (Cairo, 1913 – ?) in January 1933, annulled in 1947. In 1944, he married a young pregnant French American Actress Marguerite Irma Fournier in Paris. He had a daughter by his first wife and a stepson by his second wife:
- Fatma Necla Sultan (born Cairo, 14 September 1933, died 2010 at Zurich) married twice and had two sons.
- Mehmed Selim Orhan (born Paris, 3 October 1943) stepson of a morganatic marriage
- "Kings in the Wings." Life. March 1990: 45.
Mehmed OrhanBorn: July 11 1909 Died: March 12 1994
|Titles in pretence|
|— TITULAR —
Sultan of the Ottoman Empire
9 December 1983 – 12 March 1994
Reason for succession failure:
Empire abolished in 1922
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