Sultan Mahmud I was born on 2nd August 1696, in Istanbul. His father
was Sultan Mustafa II and his mother was Saliha Mother Sultana.
He raised up with the love and interest of his grand mother Gulnus
Sultana. Although he had lived behind the lattice; with the help
of his intelligence, good-will and strong character he saved himself
being spoiled. He had lessons from different teachers. He was interested
in history, literature and poems. He especially studied music. Sultan
Mahmud I came to the throne, when he was 35 years old, on 1st November
1730. He choose valuable people of his age and appointed them. He
was a man of good character, determination, tender, mercy, patience
and forbearance. He lived for the welfare of his people not for
his own pleasure. By this way, he did not repeat his father's and
uncle's failures. Sultan Mahmud I, spent his last two years being
ill. At the age of 59, in 13th December 1754 he had passed away.
He was buried in the tomb of Mustafa II in Yeni Mosque (The New
His Wifes : Hace Ali-cenab: First wife, Hace Ayse Kadin,
Hace Verd-i Naz, Hatice Rami, Hatem, Raziye Kadin.