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ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ʿUthmānī
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ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ʿUthmānī (1245–1293/1830–1876) was the thirty-second Ottoman sultan and the son of sultan Maḥ- mūd (Meḥmet) II. He was born in Istanbul's Ayyūb district on 15 Shaʿbān 1245/9 February 1830 (Karal, 7/1). He was nine when his father died in 1254/1839, and his brother ʿAbd al-Majīd, the new sultan, undertook the task of educating ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz, his crown prince. ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz did not receive an adequate education for his time; his one teacher was Shaykh al-Islām Ḥasan Fahmī who taught hi…

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Dianat, Ali Akbar and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ʿUthmānī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 06 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0051>
First published online: 2015

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