Sultan Mehmet IV was born in January 2nd 1642, in Istanbul. His father is Sultan Ibrahim I and his mother is Turhan Hatice Sultana. Turhan Sultana was Russian originated. She had taken care of Mehmetís education. Sultan Mehmet was a brilliant rider and a hunter. He was interested in literature.

Mehmet IV came to throne after his fatherís murder in August 8, 1648. Sultan Mehmet was only seven when he was accessed.

He was a religious man. He prohibited alcohol, and closed the alcohol manufacturers. He had chosen his grand viziers from the family of Koprulu. Under the administration of Ahmed Koprulu the empire recovered from its depression. Moreover, the Ottoman Empire has reached its largest territories.

Sultan Mehmet IV had spent most his life with palace intrigues. After the Ottomans had been defeated in Vienna, the council dethroned him in November 8, 1687. Until his death he was imprisoned in his room with two concubines. He had died in Edirne, in 1693 and he was buried in Istanbul.

Sons: Mustafa II, Ahmed III, Beyazid
Daughters: Hatice, Safiye, Ummu Gulsum, Fatma.