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Sultan Murad IV, 1623-1640, portrait from nineteenth century manuscript no 3109, Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

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Murad IV (1612�1640), sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1623 to 1640, known both for restoring the authority of the state and for the brutality of his methods. Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

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Kösem Sultan (also known as Mâh-Peyker Sultan) – was one of the most powerful women in Ottoman history. She achieved power and influenced the course of the Ottoman empire through her consort Sultan Ahmet I, then through her sons Murad IV and Ibrahim I ('the Mad’) and finally through her minor grandson Mehmed IV. She was a prominent figure during the sultanate of the women. She was official regent twice and was thereby one of two women to have been formal regents of the Ottoman Empire.

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from Exequy's Blog

Murad IV Ghazi

Murad IV Ghazi  (July 26/27, 1612 – February 9, 1640) was the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1623 to 1640, known both for restoring the authority of the state and for the brutality of his methods. Murad IV was born in Constantinople, the son of Sultan Ahmed I (1603–17) and the ethnic GreekValide Sultan Kadinefendi Kösem Sultan (also known as Mahpeyker), originally named Anastasia. Brought to power by a palace conspiracy in 1623, he succeeded his uncle Mustafa I (1617–18, 1622–23). He was…

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