The last Ottoman royal born during before the 600-year dynasty’s collapse in the early 1920s died earlier this week. 

Fatma Neslişah Osmanoğlu was 91 when she fell victim to heart attack Monday in Istanbul.

Once known as Imperial Princess of the Ottoman Empire and Princess of Egypt, Sultan was the granddaughter of the last Ottoman sultan, Mehmed VI, according to Agence France-Presse.

The Ottoman Empire had ruled Turkey, parts of the Middle East and eastern Europe, beginning in 1299. 

Neslişah was born just two years before Mustafa Kemal Atatürk founded modern Turkey, which brought a formal end to the Ottoman dynasty. 

However, while the Ottoman Empire’s doom was effectively sealed when it sided with the Central Powers during World War I, it had been in decline for more than a century. 

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