- Mehmed Orhan
Mehmed Orhan Head of House of Osman Term 9 December 1983 - 12 March 1994 (10 years, 93 days) Predecessor Ali Vâsib Successor Ertuğrul Osman Spouse Nafiye Yeghen
Margaretha Irma Fournier
Issue Fatma Necla Sultan
Mehmed Selim Orhan
House Imperial House of Osman Father Prince Mehmed Abdul Kadir Mother Hadice Macide Born 11 July 1909
Istanbul , Ottoman Empire
Died 12 March 1994(aged 84)
Mehmed Orhan (11 July 1909 - 5/12 March 1994) was the 42nd head of the Ottoman dynasty from 1983 to 1994. He succeeded as head of the Ottoman dynasty on December 9, 1983, following the death of Ali Vâsib. If reigning, he would have been styled as Sultan Orhan II.
He was born at Serencebey Palace or at Kızıltoprak, Asia Minor, the son of Prince Mehmed Abdul Kadir, Captain of the Ottoman Army, by his second wife Hadice Macide whose marriage not recognised by the Imperial House, and grandson of Abdul Hamid II by his second wife.
In a 1990 feature in Lifemagazine, he said his legacy is "both sacred and laughable," and said, "To be Ottoman is to know how to breathe with time."
Marriages and issue
Mehmed OrhanBorn: July 11 1909 Died: March 12 1994
- ^ "Kings in the Wings." Life. March 1990: 45.
Titles in pretence Preceded by
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Sultan of the Ottoman Empire
December 9, 1983 – March 12, 1994
Reason for succession failure:
Empire abolished in 1922
Claimants to the Ottoman throne since 192219221922–19441944–19541954–19731973–19771977–19831983–1994Mehmed Orhan1994–20092009–presentCurrent heir See also Ottoman Dynasty This Ottoman biographical article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.