During the Great Irish Potato Famine, Ottoman Sultan Abdul Mejid I, could not donate more than £1000 as he did not want to embarrass Queen Victoria’s £2000 donation. Instead, he decided to send three ships full of Wheat and Indian Corn as a hushed gesture.
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Ottoman Sultan Abdul Mejid I was the 31st Sultan of the Ottoman Empire of Turkey.
The great Irish Potato Famine between 1845 to 1849, was a period of mass disease and starvation in Ireland.
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