Şehzade Mehmed Ziyaeddin

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Mehmed Ziyaeddin
General H.I.H. Prince Mehmed Ziyaeddin
Mehmed Ziyaeddin Efendi.JPG
Portrait of Şehzade Mehmed Ziyaeddin Efendi drawn in the 19th century
Born 26 August 1873
Ortaköy Palace, Istanbul, the Ottoman Empire
Died 30 January 1938(1938-01-30) (aged 64)
Alexandria, Egypt
Burial Khedive Tawfik Mausoleum, Cairo
Spouse Perniyan Hanım
Ünsiyar Hanım
Perizad Hanım
Melekseyran Hanım
Neşemend Hanım
Issue Behice Sultan
Şehzade Mehmed Nazım
Dürriye Sultan
Rukiye Sultan
Hayriye Sultan
Lutfiye Sultan
Şehzade Ömer Fevzi
Mihrimah Sultan
Dynasty Ottoman
Father Mehmed V
Mother Kamures Kadın
Religion Sunni Islam

Şehzade Mehmed Ziyaeddin (26 August 1873 – 30 January 1938) was an Ottoman prince, son of Sultan Mehmed V and Empress Kamures Kadın.


Mehmed Ziyaeddin Efendi lived most of his life in Istanbul in the restrictive surroundings of Dolmabahçe Palace. He was born in the apartments of the Ortaköy Palace, and then moved into the main palace once his father had become the Ottoman Sultan on 27 April 1909. He was educated at the Habibiye College, Istanbul. He was also appointed General in the Ottoman Army. He was also a noted dermatologist. Together with his brother, he tried to support his father during the difficult years of the First World War. Following the establishment of the Turkish Republic and the abolition of the Ottoman Sultanate and the Ottoman Caliphate, the entire Imperial Ottoman family were forced into exile in March 1924. Life in exile was always very difficult since members of the Imperial Ottoman family had no financial means, and all yearned to return to their homeland. He died at the age of sixty four at Alexandria on 30 January 1938 and was buried in Khedive Tawfik Mausoleum, Cairo.


Mehmed Ziyaeddin married five times:

  • Perniyan Hanım (İzmit, 2 January 1880 – Alexandria, Egypt, 21 July 1947), married at Dolmabahçe Palace, Istanbul on 5 January 1898 and divorced, daughter of Hüseyn Bey, and had:
    • Behiye Sultan (8 November 1900, Istanbul, Dolmabahçe Palace – 1950, Cairo, Egypt, buried in Alexandria [Tosun], Cairo [Abbas Hilmi], Egypt), married firstly at Istanbul, Dolmabahçe Palace in 1912 and divorced in 1913 to Ömer Halim Turhan (16 February 1898, Yeniköy – 1954), married secondly at Istanbul, Göztepe Palace on 3 March 1921 and divorced in 1931 to Cemaleddin, married at Alexandria, Egypt on 9 November 1934 to Hafiz Zaki (died 1950), and had issue.
  • Ünsiyar Hanım (Bandırma, 12 March 1887 – Alexandria, Egypt, 10 September 1934), married at Dolmabahçe Palace, Istanbul on 16 August 1903, daughter of Rıza Bey and Firdevs Hanım, and had:
    • Dürriye Sultan (3 August 1905, Istanbul, Dolmabahçe Palace – 15 July 1922, Heybeliada, Istanbul, Turkey, buried in Haydarpaşa, Ayrilik çeşmesi), married in January 1922 to Mehmed Cahid Osman Bey (January 1899, Istanbul, Örtaköy Palace – 30 March 1977, Istanbul, Turkey, buried in Kozlu, Istanbul), son of Mehmed Kemaleddin Bey and Naime Sultan (daughter of Sultan Abdul Hamid II), without issue.
    • Rukiye Sultan (11 October 1906, Istanbul, Dolmabahçe Palace – 20 February 1927, Budapest, Hungary, buried in Budapest, Hungary), married at Haydarpaşa Palace on 5 January 1924 to Abdülbaki Ihsan Sokolluzade Bey (1900, Istanbul – 20 September 1968), and had issue.
    • Şehzade Mehmed Nazim (22 December 1910, Istanbul, Dolmabahçe Palace – 14 November 1984, Göztepe, Istanbul, Turkey, buried in Eyüp, Sultan Reshad Mausoleum), married firstly at Alexandria, Egypt, in 1938 to Perizad Hanım (born 11 June 1918), married secondly at Cairo, Egypt, on 4 December 1945 to Halime Hanım (16 June 1919 – 22 March 2000, Cairo, Egypt), and had issue.
  • Perizad Hanım (İzmir, 14 October 1889 – Alexandria, Egypt, 14 September 1934), married at Dolmabahçe Palace, Istanbul on 18 January 1907, and had:
    • Hayriye Sultan (16 February 1908, Istanbul, Dolmabahçe Palace – 5 March 1943, Beirut, Lebanon, buried in Alexandria [Tosun], Cairo [Abbas Hilmi], Egypt).
    • Lütfiye Sultan (20 March 1910, Istanbul, Dolmabahce Palace – 11 June 1997, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, buried in Eyüp, Sultan Reşad Mausoleum), married at Alexandria, Egypt on 3 June 1932 to Hasan Kemal (died 1957), and had issue.
  • Melekseyran Hanım (née Hesna, Batumi, Caucasus, 23 September 1890 – Istanbul, February 1966), married at Yıldız Palace, Istanbul on 10 November 1911 and later separated, daughter of Osman Mahir Bey and Mevlüde Hanım, and had:
    • Şehzade Omer Fevzi (13 October 1912, Istanbul, Yıldız Palace – 24 April 1986, Amman, Jordan, buried in Eyüp, Sultan Reşad Mausoleum), married firstly in 1946 to Mukaddes Hanım (died 1958), married secondly in 1963 to Veliye Hanım (born 26 January 1921)
  • Neşemend Hanım (née Ayşe, Istanbul, c. 1905 – Helwan, Egypt, 1 February 1934), married at Haydapaşa Palace, Istanbul on 10 February 1923, daughter of Mustafa Bey and Ayşe Hanım, and had:
    • Mihrimah Sultan (14 April 1920, Haydarpasha Palace – March 2000, Amman, Jordan, buried 2 April 2000 in Istanbul, Turkey), married at Cairo, Egypt, on 7 October 1940 to Prince Nayef bin Abdullah (1914, Taif, Saudi Arabia – 1983), and issue

Title, style and honours[edit]

Devletlü Necabetlü Şehzade-i Civanbaht Sultan Mehmed Ziyaeddin Efendi Hazretleri (The Illustarious, Noble, Prosperous Prince His Imperial Highness Sultan Mehmed Ziyaeddin; افندی حضرتلری دولتلو نجابتلو شہزادہ جوان بخت سلطان محمد ضيا الدين)

Ottoman orders and decorations:

Foreign orders and decorations:


  • Garnett, Lucy Mary Jane. Ottoman Wonder Tales, Kessinger Publishing, LLC, 28 February 2008, ISBN 978-0-548-84021-4


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