SULTAN MEHMED VAHİDEDDİN VI. (1918-1922)

Sultan VI. Mehmed Vahideddin (1918-1922)


The 36th emperor Mehmed Vahideddin VI. (1861--1926), was the son of Sultan Abdülmecid and Gülüstü Kadınefendi, as his father and his mother were died he was raised by Şayeste Kadınefendi, one of the wives of Sultan Abdülmecid. Vahideddin was interested in Islamic law and did musical note collections. In 1917 during his visit to Germany as the representative of the emperor, Mustafa Kemal Paşa (Atatürk) had accompanied him. In 1918 for the funeral ceremony of the Austrian-Hungary Emperor Frans-Joseph to Vienna as the representative of the emperor. In 30 October 1918, with some grave condition like the opening of Bosphorus and the Dardanelles to war ships, the demobilization of the army, the surrender of the weopons and the ammunition to the allied forces, Mondros Armistice Agreement was signed. In 2 November 1918 the chiefs of Ittihat and Terakki Party Enver, Talat and Cemal Paşa and Dr.Nazım and Dr.Bahaeddin Şakir Bey escaped to Europe. In 23 April 1920 Turkish Grand National Assembly was open. National Struggle for Independence was achieved successfully, the occupying forces left Anatolia. In 1 November 1922 after the abolition of sultanate by Ankara government, Vahideddin who remained only with caliphate title, stayed 15 days in Yıldız Palace and in the morning of 17 November from Dolmabahçe port by taking Malaya ship escaped to Malta. After staying in Malta and Hicaz, he settled in San Remo and he died here. He was buried in the garden of Yavuz Sultan Selim Mosque in Damascus, the capital of Syria.

Eminent People Who Lived In The Palaces
SULTAN SELİM III. (1789-1807)
SULTAN ABDÜLMECİD (1839-1861)
SULTAN ABDÜLAZİZ (1861-1876)
SULTAN MURAD V. (1876-1876)
SULTAN ABDÜLHAMİD II. (1876-1909)
SULTAN MEHMED REŞAD (1909-1918)
SULTAN MEHMED VAHİDEDDİN VI. (1918-1922)
CALIPH ABDÜLMECİD EFENDİ (1922-1924)
Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK (1881-1938)
 
 
 
 
 
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