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ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd I (Abdülhamid)
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ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd I (Abdülhamid) (1137–1203/1725–1789) was the twenty-seventh Ottoman sultan and son of Sultan Aḥmad (Ahmet) III. He was born in Istanbul, and was just five years of age when his father, Sultan Aḥmad III, was deposed in a popular rebellion led by Khalīl Pātrūnā (Patrona Halil) (Hammer-Purgstall, 8/430–433). Most of his life was therefore spent, in accordance with Ottoman custom, under supervision and in a special residence for deposed monarchs (Shaw, 1/251; Aktepe, 213). When Sultan Muṣ…

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Dianat, Ali Akbar and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd I (Abdülhamid)”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 29 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0054>
First published online: 2015

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