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MURAD V

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Originally appearing in Volume V19, Page 15 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MURAD V. (1840-1904), eldest son of Sultan Abd-ul-Mejid, was born on the 21st of September 1840. On the accession of his uncle Abd-ul-Aziz, Prince Mahommed Murad Effendi—as he was then called—was deprived of all share in public affairs and imprisoned, owing to his opposition to the sultan's plan for altering the order of succession. On the deposition of Abd-ul-Aziz on the 3oth of May 1876, Murad was haled from his prison by a mob of softas and soldiers of the " Young Turkey " party under Suleiman Pasha, and proclaimed " emperor by the grace of God and the will of the people." Three months later, however, his health, undermined by his long confinement, gave way; and on the 31st of August he was deposed to make room for his younger brother, Abd-ul-Hamid II. He was kept in confinement in the Cheragan palace till his death on the 29th of August 1904. See Keratry, Mourad V., prince, sultan, prisonnier d'etat 1840-1876 (Paris, 1878); Djemaleddin Bey, Sultan Murad V., the Turkish Dynasty Mystery, 1876-1895 (London, 1895).
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