Sultan Events in History

2013 Event - A railway under the sea, first proposed by Ottoman Sultan Abdulmejid 150 years ago is completed; the sea tunnel, connecting Europe and Asia is the deepest submerged railway tunnel of its kind in the world

2011 Event - Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia dies, raising questions about succession in the kingdom

1982 Event - Battle of Sultan Yakoub - 3 IDF members captured

1974 Death - Sultan Ismail Hajibeyov, composer, dies at 55

1973 Event - Qaboos bin Said Al Said, becomes Sultan and Prime Minister of Oman

1971 Event - Zayid bin Sultan Al Nuhayyan of Abu Dhabi becomes President of UAE

1964 Event - Revolution overthrows Sultan of Zanzibar, 1 month after independence

1963 Event - Sultan of Zanzibar cedes his mainland possessions to Kenya

1962 Birthday - Sultan Zarawani, cricketer, United Arab Emirates captain 1996 World Cup

1961 Death - Mohammed V, ibn Yusuf, sultan/King of Morocco, dies at 51

1959 Event - Sultan of Brunei promulgates a constitution

1955 Event - Sultan Sidi Mohammed Ben Yussuph V returns to Morocco

1953 Event - Sultan Sidi Mohammed Am Joessoef V of Morocco deposed

1950 Birthday - Sultan Rakhmanov, Super heavyweight, 1980 Olympics gold

1946 Birthday - Hassabal Bolkiah Mu'izzadin Waddaulah, sultan of Brunei

1943 Death - Abd al-Azir al-Hasan VI, sultan of Morocco (1894-1907), dies at 62

1942 Birthday - Qabus bin Said, sultan of Oman, 1970-

1926 Death - Mehmed VI Vahideddin (Mohammed Osman), last sultan of Turkey, dies

1926 Death - Mohammed VI Vahideddin, last sultan of Turkey (1918-22), dies

1925 Event - Sultan Ibn Saud of Nedzjed conquers Djeddah

1925 Event - Cossack officer Reza Chan replaces sultan Ahmad Shah in Persia

1925 Event - Beirut sultan Pasja al-Atrasj calls Druzen for holy war against France

1922 Birthday - Nyron Sultan Asgarali, cricketer, West Indian opening bat 1957

1922 Event - Turkish sultan Mehmed VI flees to Malta on British warship

1922 Event - Turkish kalief/sultan Mehmed VI asks British army for help

1922 Event - Sultan Fuad I crowned king of Egypt, England recognizes Egypt

1921 Event - Drusian sultan Pasja al-Atrasj elected governor of Suwayda

1919 Birthday - Sultan Ismail Hajibeyov, composer

1918 Death - Mohammed V Resjad, sultan of Turkey (1909-18), dies

1918 Death - Abdul-Hamid II, 34th sultan of Turkey (lost Serbia/Egypt), dies at 65

1917 Death - Hussain Kamil, sultan of Egypt (1914-17), dies at 63

1914 Event - Turks sultan Jamal Pasja declares a German holy war

1909 Event - Sultan of Turkey Abdul Hamid II is overthrown

1907 Event - Abd al-Hafid proclaims himself sultan of Morocco

1904 Death - Murad V, sultan of Turkey (1876), dies

1887 Event - Sultan Bargash of Zanzibar grants E Afr Association at East African harbors

1883 Death - Abd el-Kader, Algerian sultan/religious ruler, dies at about 74

1876 Death - Abdul-Aziz, 32nd sultan of Turkey (1861-76), dies at 46

1873 Event - Sultan Bargash closes slave market of Zanzibar

1861 Death - Abdul-Medjid, 31st sultan of Turkey (1839-61), dies at 38

1861 Birthday - Mehmed VI, last sultan of Ottoman Empire, 1918-22

1861 Birthday - Mohammed VI Vahideddin, last sultan of Turkey, 1918-22

1853 Birthday - Hussain Kamil, sultan of Egypt, 1914-17

1844 Birthday - Mehmed V Reshad, sultan of Turkey, 1909-18

1842 Birthday - Abdul-Hamid II, 34th sultan of Turkey, lost Romania and Serbia

1840 Birthday - Murad V, sultan of Turkey, 1876

1839 Event - Abdul-Medjid succeeds Mahmud II as Sultan of Turkey

1839 Death - Mahmud II, sultan of Turkey (1808-39), dies at 53

1830 Birthday - Abdul Aziz, Istanbul Ottoman, 32nd sultan of Turkey, 1861-76

1826 Event - Sultan Mahmud II rebellious elite corp, slaughter 20,000 in Turkey

1823 Birthday - Abdul-Medjid, 31st sultan of Turkey, 1839-61

1808 Death - Mustapha IV, sultan of Turkey (1807-08), dies at 29

1808 Death - Selam III, poet/composer/sultan of Turkey (1789-1808), dies

1808 Event - Mahmud II succeeds Mustafa IV as sultan of Turkey

1789 Death - Abdul-Hamid I, 27th sultan of Turkey (1774-89), dies at 64

1785 Birthday - Mahmud II, sultan of Turkey, 1808 - 1839, Westernizer/reformer

1779 Birthday - Mustafa IV, sultan of Turkey, 1807-08

1774 Death - Mustapha III, sultan of Turkey (1957-74), dies at 56

1761 Birthday - Selam III, poet/composer/sultan of Turkey, 1789-1808

1757 Death - Osman III, sultan of Turkey (1754-57), dies

1754 Death - Mahmud I, sultan of Turkey, dies at 58

1753 Event - Pangeran Gusti installed as sultan of Banten

1730 Event - Turkish coup under Mahmud I; Sultan Ahmed III flees

1725 Birthday - Abdul-Hamid I, 27th sultan of Turkey, 1774-89

1717 Birthday - Mustapha III, Sultan of Turkey, 1757-74

1703 Death - Mustapha II, sultan (Turkey), dies at 39

1703 Event - Turkish army removes sultan Mustafa II

1699 Birthday - Osman III, sultan, Turkey

1696 Birthday - Mahmud I, Sultan of Ottoman, Turkey, 1730-54, fought Austria and Russia

1695 Death - Ahmed II, 21st sultan of Turkey (1691-95), dies

1693 Death - Mehmed IV, sultan (Turkey), dies at 51

1673 Birthday - Ahmed III, 23rd sultan, Turkey, 1703-30

1666 Death - Sjihab al-Din Sultan C Shah Djahan, mogol of India (Taj-Mahal), dies

1664 Birthday - Mustafa II, sultan of Turkey, 1695-1703

1643 Birthday - Ahmed II, 21st sultan of Turkey, 1691-95

1642 Birthday - Mehmed IV, sultan, Turkey

1640 Death - Murad IV, sultan of Turkey (1623-40), dies in Baghdad at 27

1639 Death - Mustapha I, sultan of Turkey (1622-23), dies

1628 Event - Java sultan Agung van Mataram attacks Batavia

1628 Event - Assault on sultan of Mantarams of Batavia

1622 Death - Osman II, sultan of Turkey (1618-22), dies

1617 Death - Ahmed I, 14th sultan of Turkey (1603-17), dies

1612 Birthday - Murad IV, sultan of Turkey, 1623 - 1640, conquered Baghdad

1604 Birthday - Osman II, sultan of Turkey, 1618-22

1603 Death - Mehmed III, sultan of Turkey (1595-1603), dies at 37

1595 Death - Murad III, sultan of Turkey (1574-95), dies

1592 Birthday - Sjihab al-Din Sultan Choerram Sjah Djahan, leader of India

1591 Event - Battle at Tondibi: Moroccans army under Judar beats sultan Askia Ishaq II of Songhai

1590 Birthday - Ahmed I, 14th sultan of Turkey, 1603-17

1574 Death - Selam II Sari, the blonde, sultan of Turkey (1566-74), dies at 50

1570 Event - Battles between Spanish troops and followers of sultan Suleiman

1568 Event - Holy Roman Emperor agrees to pay tribute to the Sultan for peace

1566 Death - Suleiman I, Great Law Giver, sultan of Turkey (1520-66), dies at 71

1566 Birthday - Mohammed III, sultan of Turkey, 1595-1603

1562 Event - Emperor Ferdinand and Sultan Suleiman signs treaty

1556 Event - Akbar (14) succeeds his father Humajun on as Sultan of Delhi

1547 Event - King Ferdinand of Austria subjects himself on Turkish sultan Suleiman

1546 Birthday - Murad III, sultan of Turkey, 1574-95

1543 Death - Ahmed Gran, sultan of Adal, dies in battle

1541 Event - Turkish sultan Suleiman occupies Buda/annexes Hungary

1534 Event - Turkish sultan Suleiman occupies Baghdad

1533 Event - Ferdinand of Austria and Sultan Suleiman sign peace treaty

1532 Event - Sultan Suleiman through Hungary on away to Vienna

1529 Event - Sultan Suleiman II ceases Vienna

1528 Event - Hungarian anti-king Janos Zapolyai and Sultan Suleiman signs treaty

1526 Event - Mogol King Babur beats sultan of Delhi

1526 Event - Battle at Panipat: Mogol Emperor Babur beats sultan Ibrahim Lodi

1524 Birthday - Selam II Sari, the blonde, sultan of Turkey, 1566-74

1521 Event - Turkish sultan Suleiman I's troops occupy Belgrade

1521 Event - Turkish sultan Suleiman I's troops occupy Belgrade

1520 Event - Suleiman I succeeds his father Selam I as sultan of Turkey

1520 Death - Selim I, captured Baghdad/Sultan of Turkey (1512-20), dies at 53

1520 Death - Selam I Jawuz, the Barse, poet/cruel sultan of Turkey, dies

1517 Death - Tuman Bey, last Mamelukken sultan of Egypt, hanged

1512 Death - Bajezid II, governor of Amasja/8th sultan of Turkey, dies

1507 Birthday - Gentile Bellini, Italian artist, Sultan Mohammed II

1495 Death - Djem Sultan, son of Turkish sultan Mehmed II, dies at 35

1494 Birthday - Sulayman I, the Great, sultan of Turkey, 1520-66

1481 Death - Mohammed II, Fatih, sultan of Turkey (1451-81), dies

1459 Birthday - Djem Sultan, son of Turks sultan Mehmed II

1456 Event - Battle at Nandorfehervar (Belgrade): Hungarian army under Janos Hunyadi beats sultan Murad II

1451 Death - Murad II, sultan of Turkey (1421-51), dies

1444 Event - Battle at Varna, Black Sea: Sultan Murad II beats crusaders

1432 Birthday - Mehmed II, Sultan of Turkey, 1451 - 1481

1421 Death - Mohammed I, sultan of Turkey (1413-21), dies

1403 Death - Bajezid I Jildirim, 4th sultan of Turkey (1389-1403), dies at 42

1402 Event - Battle at Ancyra/Angora/Ankara: Timur Lenk beats sultan Bajezid I

1397 Event - Sultan Bajezid I release caught crusaders free, for ransom

1396 Event - Sultan Bajezid I beheads 100s of crusaders

1396 Event - Battle of Nicopolis: Sultan Bajezid I defeats Crusades armies

1389 Death - Murad I, Osmaans sultan, dies in battle

1351 Death - Mohammed ibn-Tughluq, sultan of Delhi India, dies

1331 Death - Aboe al-Fida, Aboelfeda, Arabic writer/sultan of Hama, dies

1291 Event - Sultan of Egypt and his son take last Christian stronghold of Acre

1260 Death - Koetoez, Turkish sultan of Egypt, murdered

1250 Death - Toeransa, sultan of Egypt, murdered

1249 Death - Ajjoeb, sultan of Egypt, dies

1192 Event - Sultan Saladin and king Richard the lion hearted sign cease fire

1191 Death - Saladin [Salah ad-Din] Yusuf, sultan of Egypt/Syria, dies at 52

1187 Event - Sultan Saladin captures Jerusalem from Crusaders

1154 Event - Damascus surrenders to sultan Nur ad-Din van Aleppo

1097 Event - 1st Crusaders defeat Sultan Kilidj Arslan of Nicea

1096 Event - Sultan Kilidj Arslan of Nicea defeats 1st Crusaders

1071 Event - Battle at Manzikert: Seldjuken sultan Alp Arslan beats Byzantine King