Ottoman Empire / Sultan Abdülmecid

Ottoman Empire - Sultan Abdülmecid (1 July 1839 - 25 June 1861)

Abdülmecid I (Ottoman Turkish: عبد المجيد اول ‘Abdü’l-Mecīd-i evvel) was the 31st Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and succeeded his father Mahmud II on 2 July 1839.

His reign was notable for the rise of nationalist movements within the empire's territories. Abdülmecid wanted to encourage Ottomanism among the secessionist subject nations and stop the rise of nationalist movements within the empire, but failed to succeed despite trying to integrate non-Muslims and non-Turks more thoroughly into the Ottoman society with new laws and reforms. He tried to forge alliances with the major powers of Western Europe, namely the United Kingdom and France, who fought alongside the Ottoman Empire in the Crimean War against Russia.

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Sultan Abdülmecid: Details
CountryOttoman Empire
From1 July 1839
To25 June 1861
Personal Information Sultan Abdülmecid I of the Ottoman Empire
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