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Muṣṭafā II
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, the twenty-second Ottoman sultan (1106-15/1695-1703), was a son of Meḥemmed IV [q.v.].

Born in 1664, he succeeded to his uncle Aḥmed II on D̲j̲umādā II 1106/6 February 1695, at a time when the empire was at war with Austria, Poland, Russia and Venice. The new sultan in a remarkable k̲h̲aṭṭ-i s̲h̲erīf proclaimed a Holy War and carried out, against the decision of the Dīwān , his desire to take part in the campaign against Austria. Before his departure a mutiny of the Janissaries had cost the grand vizier Defterdār ʿAlī Pas̲h̲a his life (24 April 1695), and…

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Kramers, J.H., “Muṣṭafā 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 25 February 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5604>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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