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(1830-1876), Sultan of the Ottoman Empire

Sitter associated with 7 portraits
Born in Istanbul, Abdulaziz was the son of Mahmud II. He was the thirty-second Sultan of Turkey reigning between 1861-1876, succeeding his brother Abdulmecid I. During this time, he developed good diplomatic relations with France and Britain. In 1867, he visited Europe, the first Ottoman sultan to do so. This included a visit to London where he was honoured by Queen Victoria by being made a Knight of the Garter. Aziz became recognised for his modernisation of the Ottoman Navy, which by 1875, ranked as the third largest navy in the world after Britain and France. Abdulaziz also oversaw developments in the Ottoman railroad network; Sirkeci Train Station in Istanbul, terminus of the Orient Express, was built during his reign.

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Abdülaziz, by James Jacques Joseph Tissot - NPG 4707(1)


by James Jacques Joseph Tissot
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 30 October 1869
NPG 4707(1)

Called Abdülaziz, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax38447

Called Abdülaziz

by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax38447

Abdülaziz, by Neurdein - NPG Ax38448


by Neurdein
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax38448

Abdülaziz, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax38449


by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax38449

Abdülaziz, by W. & D. Downey - NPG Ax11957


by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, 1867
On display in Room 22 on Floor 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG Ax11957

Abdülaziz, by Émile Desmaisons - NPG Ax138003


by Émile Desmaisons
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1867
NPG Ax138003

Abdul Aziz, Sultan of Turkey ('Sovereigns. No. 5.'), by James Jacques Joseph Tissot - NPG D43403

Abdul Aziz, Sultan of Turkey ('Sovereigns. No. 5.')

by James Jacques Joseph Tissot
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 30 October 1869
NPG D43403

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