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Ottoman Lineage, Pre-Islamic (Silselename) by Ottoman History Podcast, via Flickr

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Ottoman Lineage, Pre-Islamic (Silselename)

Enver Pasha / Ismail Enver Pasha, an Ottoman military officer, a leader of the Young Turk revolution and one of the principal orchestrators of the Armenian Genocide along with Mehmed Talat, Ahmed Djemal. November 22, 1881, Istanbul, Turkey to August 4, 1922, Turkestan Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic Spouse: Emine Naciye Sultan (m. 1914–1922) Children: Mahpeyker Enver Hanımsultan, Turkan Enver Hanımsultan, Ali Enver Beyefendi Siblings: Mohammed Kamil Beyefendi

Hector Horeau - Salle Hypostyle de Karnac, Egypte, 1841

Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar 1831 – 1896 King of Persia from 17 September 1848 to 1 May 1896 when he was assassinated. He was the son of Mohammad Shah Qajar and Malek Jahān Khānom and the third longest reigning monarch in Persian history after Shapur II of the Sassanid dynasty and Tahmasp I of the Safavid Dynasty. Nasser al-Din Shah had sovereign power for close to 50 years and was also the first Persian monarch to ever write and publish his diaries. (Wearing a diamond studded uniform).

Sultan of Turkey,Mehmet V,1844-1918 in uniform. Mehmed V's only significant political act was, as Caliph, to formally declare 'jihad' against the Entente Powers (Allies of World War I) on 11 November 1914, following the Ottoman government's decision to join the First World War on the side of the Central Powers. This was the last genuine proclamation of jihad in history by a Caliph, as the Caliphate ended in 1924.