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Murat V

Sultan Mehmed Murat V (September 21, 1840 - August 29, 1904) was the sultan of the Ottoman Empire who reigned from May 30, 1876 to August 31 of the same year.

Son of Sultan Abdul Mejid, he was placed in power after his uncle Sultan Abdul Aziz was deposed. He was highly influenced by French culture. He reigned for 93 days before also being deposed, due to mental illness, and succeeded by his brother Sultan Abdul Hamid II. He failed to deliver the Constitution that his supporters had sought, and under his reign the country moved closer to the disastrous Russo-Turkish War, 1877-78 against Alexander II of Russia.

Preceded by:
Ottoman sultans Succeeded by:
Abd-ul-Hamid II