Sultan Amurath was a well educated, cultured man. He was also so strong that he could easily lift 200 kilograms and pull the hardest bow strings. The arrows he fired would even pierce shields while his spears flew great distances.
Amurath came to power at an early age when he was not ready to deal with Imperial affairs. He was a prominent poet and once gave this answer to the Grand Vizier who had besieged Baghdad and demanded military aid from him:
"O protector, aren't there any troops to take Baghdad?
You want help from us but aren't there soldiers already there?"
Amurath began two campaigns to Anatolia and subdued the rebellions of Djelal. Faced by a rebellion very like the one which had dethroned Osman the Young, Amurath spoke to the mutineers and skilfully won them over to his side. After that he had all the leading mutineers arrested and killed.
Amurath prohibited smoking and drinking (smoking in 1633, drinking in 1634) and was ruthless towards enemies of his country. He captured Baghdad in 1638 and was given the title "Conqueror of Baghdad".
One of the things Amurath did was to establish an intelligence organisation and thus learned the plans and tactics of his enemies. He also learned of traitors to the Empire and quickly had them executed.
Amurath wrote poems under the pseudonym of "Mouradee" and "Shah" and was also a composer. As he matured he mastered the art of Imperial affairs and took part in various wars, usually living in the same conditions as his soldiers. In the early years of his sultanate the treasury had been empty but he enriched it greatly during his reign.
Amurath fell sick in 1640 and gave up all hope of recovery. However, with the help of Allah the Almighty, he recovered from his illness. Unfortunately, a little while later he became ill again and, this time, could not be cured. He died on February 8th, 1640 when he was just 28 years of age.
He had four sons, namely Suleyman, Mahomed, Alauddir. and Ahmed. He also had six daughters.