Sultan Mehmed III was born in Manisa, on 26th May 1566. His father
was Sultan Murad III and his mother was Safiye Sultana. His grandfather
Suleyman the Magnificent gave his name as an attribution to Mehmed
the Conqueror. Mehmed was medium size and he had a handsome face.
He had a very strong education. He attended the classes of famous
scholar Hoca Sadeddin Efendi. In 1583, he was appointed as Manisa
governor. On 27th January 1595, he succeeded his father. Sultan
Mehmed III admired his mother. His mother Safiye Sultana benefited
from this and she dominated the state by using her influence on
her son. She forced the sultan to be acted in the way she desired.
Mehmed III was a very religious sultan, he appreciated Islam. He
was so sensitive that on hearing bad news he had fallen ill. The
Celali revolts and the Iran Wars made him so depressed. He prohibited
alcohol and closed all the taverns.
His Wifes : Handan Mother Sultana, Fulane Mother Sultana,
His Sons: Ahmed I, Mustafa I, Selim, Mahmut