Mehmed VI
Caliph of Islam
Amir al-Mu'minin
Sultan of the Ottoman Empire
Kayser-i Rûm
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques

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36th Ottoman Sultan (Emperor)
Reign 4 July 1918 – 3 March 1924
Sword girding 4 July 1918
Predecessor Mehmed V
Successor Monarchy abolished
Consorts Nazikeda Kadın
Inşirah Hanım
Müveddet Kadın
Nevvare Hanım
Nevzad Hanım
Issue
Münire Sultan
Fenire Sultan
Fatma Ulviye Sultan
Rukiye Sabiha Sultan
Şehzade Mehmed Ertuğrul
Full name
Mehmed bin Abdul Mecid
House House of Osman
Father Abdulmejid
Mother Gülüstü Hanım
Born 14 January 1861
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Died 18 April 1945 (aged 69)
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Burial Tekkiye Mosque
Religion Sunni Islam

Mehmed VI (Ottoman Turkish: محمد السادس Meḥmed-i sâdis, وحيد الدين Vahideddin, Turkish: Vahideddin or Altıncı Mehmet), who is also known as Şahbaba (meaning "Emperor-father") among his relatives, (14 January 1861 – 16 May 1926) was the 36th and last Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, reigning from 1918 to 1924. The brother of Mehmed V, he became heir to the throne after the 1916 suicide of Abdülaziz's son Şehzade Yusuf Izzeddin as the eldest male member of the House of Osman , He acceded to the throne after the death of Mehmed V. He was girded with the Sword of Osman on 4 July 1918, as the thirty-sixth padishah. His father was Sultan Abdulmejid I and mother was Gülüstü Hanım (1830 – 1865), an ethnic Abkhazian, daughter of Prince Tahir Bey Çaçba and his wife Afişe Lakerba, originally named Fatma Çaçba. Mehmed was removed from the throne when the Ottoman sultanate was abolished in 1924.

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