Abdulmejid I

Abdulmejid I

According to legend, in 1845, Ottoman ruler Abdulmejid I declared his intention to send £10,000 to the victims of the Irish potato famine but was instructed to send only £1,000, so as not to donate more than Queen Victoria, who had sent £2,000. He sent £1,000 along with three or five ships full of food.

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