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HIM Caliph Abdul Mejid II

BORN : 30 MAY 1868, Bechiktache Palace,Istanbul,Turkey
DIED : 23 AUG 1944, Paris,France
BURIED : Medina,Saudia Arabia

FATHER : HM Grand Sultan Abdulaziz I [18 FEB 1830 - 4 JUN 1876]
MOTHER : HH Hayranidil Kadin Efendi [2 NOV 1846 - 26 NOV 1898]

PARTNER 1 : HH Shehsuvar Kadin Efendi [2 MAY 1881 - 1945]
Union: 22 DEC 1896, Ortaköy Palace,Ortaköy,Bechiktach District,Turkey

  1. HIH Prince Shehzade Omer Faruk Efendi [27 FEB 1898 - 1969/1971]

PARTNER 2 : HH Hayrünissa Kadin Efendi [2 MAR 1876 - 3 SEP 1936]
Union: 18 JUN 1902, Ortaköy Palace,Ortaköy,Bechiktach District,Turkey

PARTNER 3 : HH Atiyye Mihisti Kadin Efendi [27 JAN 1892 - 1964]
Union: 16 APR 1912, Çamlidhça,Üsküdar,Turkey

  1. HIH Princess Hadice Hayriye Dürrühsehvar Sultana [26 JAN 1914 - 7 FEB 2006]

PARTNER 4 : HH Bihruz Kadin Efendi [24 MAY 1903 - 1955]
Union: 21 MAR 1921, Çamlidhça,Üsküdar,Turkey



NOTES:
The Commander of the Faithful on Earth, Caliph of the Faithful and the Servant of Mecca and Medina, Sovereign of the Imperial House of Osman, Caliph of Islam and Amir al-Mu'minin, [19.11.1922] - [3.3.1924] (abolished) and 37th Head of the Imperia l House of Osman [3.3.1924] - [23.8.1944]
He was named Crown Prince on 4th July 1918, and elected Caliph by the Turkish National Assembly at Ankara on 19th November 1922; the Caliphate was abolished on 3rd March 1924 and the Caliph was deposed and expelled from Turkey with other member s of his family; he had been given the title of General in the Ottoman Army, but his more significant role was as Chairman of the Ottoman Artists' Society and he is considered as one of the most important painters of late period Ottoman art; duri ng the last twenty years of his life, he became an avid collector of butterflies.



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