Biography of Sultan ibrahim I / Extra History of Sultan ibrahim I

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Biography of Sultan ibrahim I




  • Title: Sultan
  • Date of birth: 5 November 1615
  • Date of death: 18 August 1948
  • City: Istanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Zodiac sign: Scorpion


Detailed Biography of Sultan ibrahim :

Sultan ibrahim I was born on 5 November 1615 in Istanbul. His father is Sultan Ahmed I and his mother is Mahpeyker Kösem Sultan. Mahpeyker Kösem Sultan is Greek. Sultan ibrahim I was tall, with a strong body and a brown beard. His mother had put a lot of effort into his upbringing. His older brother, Sultan Murad IV. The sudden death of Şehzade İbrahim, who was already devastated by thoughts of death, shook him so much that he did not even want to believe that he was a sultan. After the insistence of his mother and state officials and after seeing the funeral of his older brother, Sultan Murad IV, he firmly believed in his brother's death. Grand Vizier Kara Mustafa Pasha, the head of Sultan ibrahim I, who passed to the Throne Room, was brought from the Hırka-i Saadet Department, and Hz. He placed Omar's Turban. Sultan ibrahim I sat on the throne and prayed with open hands:"Hallelujah. My God! You have deemed a weak servant like me worthy of this position. Make my nation pleasant in my days of reign and please each other.”In the first years of his accession to the throne, Sultan İbrahim the First was having frequent crises due to nervous disease. However, in the following years, he began to be personally involved in state affairs. When Sultan ibrahim I came to the throne, he was the only prince of his lineage. Therefore, when his first son, Şehzade Mehmed (Sultan IV) was born, festivities were held in the country (January 2, 1642).

 Sultan ibrahim I was a very generous and gracious sultan. He loved to help the poor and the homeless. He tried to prevent hunger and famine with his edicts. During his reign, he was greatly influenced by his mother, Kösem Sultan.After reigning for eight years and nine months, he was martyred by drowning on 18 August 1648.There is no information about Sultan ibrahim I in Ottoman sources dating back to his time, that he was mentally ill. These sources praise the characteristics and works of Sultan ibrahim I. Only recently some writers call him "Mad". It is said that some of those who called Sultan ibrahim I "Crazy" and "Brutal" and tried to spread his name like that were the men of Emirgüneoğlu, an Iranian Shiite who was executed by Sultan İbrahim the First. Sultan ibrahim I was 25 years old when he came to the throne. He was extremely upset with the fear that he would be killed during his princedom. Meanwhile, Kemankeş Kara Mustafa Pasha, who was in the seat of the grand vizierate, carried out the state affairs in the best way. After Kemankeş Kara Mustafa Pasha signed the Kasr-ı Şirin Agreement with the Iranians and came to Istanbul, he was also successful in financial affairs. He reduced the number of Ocaklı and ensured that their salaries were given regularly. As a result of these positive activities, the state budget was balanced. Kemankeş Mustafa Pasha, who was also interested in naval affairs, ensured that galleys were built and equipped in certain quantities every year.


Sons: Mehmed IV, Süleyman II, Ahmed II, Orhan, Bayezid, Cihangir, Selim, Murad.

Daughters: Umm Kulthum Sultan, Peykan Sultan, Atike Sultan, Ayşe Sultan, Gevherhan Sultan


Developments :

 The period of Sultan ibrahim I was a period in which many intrigues and quarrels took place in the palace. Even in this mixed environment, there were some military successes. On April 19, 1645, the Crete Expedition was decided.Departing from Istanbul on April 30, 1645, the Ottoman Navy under the command of Kaptan-ı Derya Yusuf Pasha conquered the Turlulu and Liman castles on the island of Aya-Todori. Besieged on 27 June 1645, the Fortress of Chania surrendered on 22 August 1645.While Yusuf Pasha was returning to Istanbul, he left his 12,000 soldiers and Rumeli Beylerbeyi Küçük Hasan Pasha as the guard of Chania. After a while, Sultan ibrahim I appointed Deli Hüseyin Pasha as the guard of Chania. Five months after the first expedition, the expedition was launched again in order to completely capture Crete, and the castles of Kisamo (9 March 1646), Aprikorno (22 July 1646), Milipotamo (11 October 1646), Rethymno (15 November 1646) were conquered. Heraklion Castle was besieged on 7 July 1647. After two great victories on 19 February 1648 and 20 May 1648, Heraklion Castle surrendered.


Architectural Works :

 The most important architectural works made during the reign of Sultan Ibrahim I;

The Circumcision Room built inside the Topkapi Palace, the Kameriye (Iftar Place) built between the Circumcision Room and the Baghdad Kiosk , also in the Topkapi Palace, and

the Summer Sepetçiler Mansion, built on the seaside below the Palace.

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