Talk:Abdulmejid II

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The link from the table at the bottom from "Ottoman Caliphs" to "Ottoman Sultans" is wrong; from the article, Abdul Mejid was Caliph of Islam, but not Sultan of the Turks. We need a separate line for Caliphs.--iFaqeer 22:55, Sep 27, 2004 (UTC)


There seems to be a discrepancy with the parentage of Durruhsehvar. An extremely reputable source: states that she was "the only daughter of H.I.M. Sultan Abdu'l-Majid Khan II, Caliph of the Faithful, by his third wife H.H. Atiya Mihisti, 3rd Kadin Effendi," - i.e. not from Hair un-nisa kadin Effendi. G.-M. Cupertino 19:12, December 5, 2008

Caliph and Sultan[edit]

What was the relationship between the positions of Caliph and Sultan? The article seems to imply that Caliph was the highest position in the Ottoman Empire, since he was "Head of the Ottoman Imperial House." Is this true? The article as it stands now is not clear.Sylvain1972 (talk) 14:28, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

Hi. Caliph is a religious title. Sultan was the highest secular/political title. --Againme (talk) 05:47, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Many (most? all?) Ottoman Sultans were also the caliph. My understanding is the position was fused. The Sultanate collapsed after WWI, but the caliphate struggled on for a couple more years (29 June 2014) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:15, 30 June 2014 (UTC)


-- Takabeg (talk) 00:08, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

Brittannica 1911[edit]

How does that version of the encyclopedia know what came after 1911? Or am I saying something stupid? (talk) 17:24, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

his beard?[edit]

"It is said that his impressive beard was a source of great personal pride."

What is that doing in the section about him as an artist?-- (talk) 22:44, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

Not a general[edit]

He was given the honorary title of general. He was not a soldier. Accordingly the statement that "Abdülmecid was given the title of General in the Ottoman Army, but did not in fact have strong military inclinations, and his more significant role was as Chairman of the Ottoman Artists' Society" is misleading. He was not a general who neglected his duties, he had none. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Royalcourtier (talkcontribs) 20:45, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

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It has links, so it's a start-class. However, they are only one of the 4 requirements for B-class (others are picture, one aspect completely covered, and multiple subheadings). Green caterpillar 20:10, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

Substituted at 18:06, 17 July 2016 (UTC)