Sultan Ibrahim I was born in November, 5, 1615. His
father is Sultan Ahmed I and his mother is Maypeyker Kosem Sultan. He came to throne
following the death of his older brother Murad IV. Ibrahim was so depressed with the
palace intrigues and his brotherís unexpected death that he did not want to believe that
he became the Sultan. He could not have been believed that his brother was death until he
saw his dead body.
Sultan Ibrahim was suffering from neurasthenia and he
had nervous attacks. He was the only crown prince when he was ascended, when his son
Mehmed (Mehmed IV) was born a public rejoicing was organised. Ibrahim was a merciful
sovereign and he declared firmans to hinder the famine and poverty. But, he was dominated
by his mother. His reign can be considered as the reign of Kosem Sultana. In August, 1648
Sultan Ibrahim was strangled.
When Ibrahim came to throne he was in his 25th
year. As a prince he was so obsessed that he would be killed because of intrigues and he
became a neurotic. His grand vizier Kemankes Mustafa Pasha administrated the empire, he
signed the treaty of Kasr-i Sirin with Iran and he restored the financial problems. He
renovated the navy as well.
Sons: Mehmet IV, Suleyman II, Ahmed II, Orhan,
Beyazid, Cihangir, Selim, Murad
Daughters: Ummu Gulsum, Peykan, Atika, Ayse, Gevherhan