Birth of Suleiman II, Future Sultan of Ottoman Empire Hot

Birth of Suleiman II, Future Sultan of Ottoman Empire

Sultan Suleiman II
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Suleiman II, future sultan of the Ottoman Empire and brother of Mehmed IV, is born in Constantinople.

For most of his life his brother Mehmed IV keeps him in the kafes ("cage"), a form of house arrest used by the Ottoman imperial families to ensure that those in line for the throne cannot conspire with others to stage a coup.

This replaced the earlier practice of a new sultan simply having all his brothers killed outright, something that caused problems when sultans died early and it was difficult to find a suitable successor.

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