All the Ottoman sultans and their deaths

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All the Ottoman sultans and their deaths

Osman Gazi (1299 – 1324/6)

Cause of death: gout

Orhan Gazi (1324/6 – 1362)

Cause of death: psychological anxiety after the death of his eldest son Sultan Murad I (1362 – 1389) Killed by stabbing in the heart by a Serbian soldier at the Battle of Kosovo in 1389 Sultan Bayezid I. (1389 – 1402) Bronchitis or suicide: At the Battle of Ankara in 1402, he was captured and imprisoned by Tamerlane. Bayezid then died within a year.

Sultan Mehmed I. (1413 – 1421) Cause of death: paralysis

Sultan Murad II. (1421 – 1444) (1446 – 1451) Cause of death: paralysis

Sultan Mehmed II. (1444 – 1446) (1451 – 1481) Gout or was poisoned

Sultan Bayezid II. (1481 – 1512) Gout or was poisoned by his son!

Sultan Selim I. (1512 – 1521) Cause of death: anthrax or cancer Sultan Suleiman I (1520 – 1566) Cause of death: Gout or stroke during the siege of Szigetvár (1566) Sultan Selim II. (1566 – 1574) Cerebral hemorrhage caused by slipping on a wet floor while bathing in a Turkish bath.

Sultan Murad III. (1574 – 1595) Cause of death: Gout

Sultan Mehmed III. (1595 – 1603) Heart attack or cardiac arrest caused by obesity Sultan Ahmed I. (1603 – 1617) Cause of death: typhus

Sultan Mustafa I. (1617-18) (1622-23) Epilepsy caused by imprisonment for 34 years of his 48 years of life.

Sultan Osman II. (1618 – 1622) Strangled by janissaries with a string on a bow after a successful janissary coup.

Sultan Murad IV. (1623 – 1640) Cirrhosis of the liver or was poisoned by his own mother!

Sultan Ibrahim (1640 – 1648) Strangled at the behest of his MOTHER!

Sultan Mehmed IV. (1648 – 1687) Gout or psychological anxiety caused by the Great Turkish War (1683-99), where he was imprisoned and dethroned by his janissaries.

Sultan Suleiman II. (1687 – 1691) Cause of death: edema (swelling) Sultan Ahmed II. (1691 – 1695) Mental anxiety or edema caused by stress during the defeat of the Ottomans in the Great Turkish War (1683-99) Sultan Mustafa II. (1695 – 1703) Edema after he was dethroned and imprisoned by the Janissaries.

Sultan Ahmed III. (1703 – 1730) He died a natural death after being dethroned by his uncle and imprisoned by the Janissaries.

Sultan Mahmud I. (1730 – 1754) He died a natural death.

Sultan Osman III. (1754 – 1757) Cause of death: cancer

Sultan Mustafa III. (1757 – 1773) Cause of death: edema

Sultan Abdulhamid I. (1773 – 1789) Mental anxiety caused by the defeat of the Ottomans in the Russo-Turkish War Sultan Selim III. (1789 – 1807) Stabbed after his removal from the throne by his cousin and the imprisonment of the Janissaries.

Sultan Mustafa IV. (1807 – 1808) Strangled after dethroning and imprisonment of his brother’s janissary.

Sultan Mahmud II. (1808 – 1839) Cause of death: tuberculosis Sultan Abdulmecid I. (1839 – 1861) Cause of death: tuberculosis Sultan Abdulaziz (1861 – 1876) He was dethroned and murdered by cutting his wrist at the behest of Midhat Pasha.

Sultan Murad V. (1876)

After being dethroned at an Ottoman generals rally, he died of diabetes during his 28-year imprisonment.

Sultan Abdulhamid II. (1876 – 1909) Heart failure after his removal from the throne during the Young Turk Revolution, when he was imprisoned for 9 years.

Sultan Mehmed V. (1909 – 1918) Cause of death: heart failure Sultan Mehmed VI. (1918 – 1922) Paralysis after being sent into exile in Italy after the Turkish War of Independence (1919-22)

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