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Abd-ul-Aziz, Sultan of Turkey from 1861, 1869. At first liberal and westernising, Abd-ul-Aziz (1830-1876) became autocratic. He was forced to abdicate after risings in Bosnia, Bulgaria and Herzegovina. Cartoon showing him as a womanising tyrant about to have his power snuffed out. From Vanity Fair. October 1869). Artist: James Tissot.
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