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The Sultan of Turkey dies of tuberculosis in Constantinople, aged thirty-nine

Abdülaziz, Sultan of Turkey, detail
06/25/1861
The European educated and progressive Sultan of Turkey, Abdülmecid I, died of tuberculosis in Constantinople, aged thirty-nine, and was succeeded as Caliph by his brother, Abdülaziz.  He had reigned for twenty-years during which he instituted reforms and fostered diplomatic ties with European powers and led the Ottoman Empire during the Crimean War.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1861 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1862), p. 493. 

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