ABDULMECID EFENDI
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The last Caliph Abdulmecid Efendi was born in Istanbul, in 1868. He is the son of Sultan Abdulaziz and Hayrandil Hatun. Abdulmecid lived an isolated life during the sultanate of Abdulhamid and he could not have a chance to have a proper education. He was very interested in fine arts and he had very brilliant paintings. In the Second Constitutional Period he had several exhibitions. As Sultan Vahiuddin acceded the throne, Abdulmecid was declared the crown prince. With abolishment of the sultanate on 1st November 1922, Abdulmecid was appointed as the Caliph by the Grand Turkish National Assembly. However, the Caliphate institution was abolished to the structure of the Republic on 3rd March 1924, and all the Ottoman Dynasty was exiled. Abdulmecid had died in Paris, in 1944, his bones were transferred to Madine and buried in Haremi Serif in 1954.

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