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Mahmud II

[mah-mood] /mɑˈmud/
1785–1839, sultan of Turkey 1809–39. Unabridged
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Ottoman sultan (1808-39) whose westernizing reforms helped to consolidate the Ottoman Empire despite defeats in wars and losses of territory

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