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Murād II
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(824-48, 850-5/1421-44, 1446-51), sixth ruler of the Ottoman Empire, was born in 806 (1403-4) and ascended the throne in D̲j̲umādā I 824/May 1421, when he arrived in Edirne some days after his father Meḥemmed I’s death; his decease had been kept secret on the advice of the vizier ʿIwaḍ Pas̲h̲a until the new sultan’s arrival.

As crown prince he had resided at Mag̲h̲nisa, and he had taken part in the suppression of the revolt of Simawna-Og̲h̲lu Bedr al-Dīn [q.v.]. Immediately after his accession he had to face the pretender known in Turkish history as Düzme Muṣṭafā [q.v.] and his ally D̲j̲un…

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Kramers, J.H., “Murād II”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 18 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5531>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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