Sultan Ahmed the Second was an active man who was fond of culture and learning. He was a superb penman and copied out several issues of the Qur'an himself. He understood both Arabicand Persian and always took a full part in therunning of the Empire. Indeed, even when he wasill, he wanted to be totally in charge of everything.
Ahmed wrote poetry and often spoke with the leading writers of his time. He allowed Fazyl Moustapha Pasha to continue with his viziership and, in fact, the Grand Vizier died at the battle of Salankamen in 1691. A fierce war with Venice took place, Turkey gaining the victory of Hania in August 1692.
In 1693 two large fires broke out in Istanbul and 5,000 homes were destroyed. In the same year Belgrade was besieged by the Germans but they were repelled with the loss of 10,000 men. The island of Sakiz was occupied on September 21st, 1693.
Sultan Ahmed died at Edirne on February 6th, 1695. His body was brought to Istanbul and buried in the mausoleum of Suleyman the Great.
He had two sons, Ibrahim and Selim and three daughters called Atike Sultana, Hatidje Sultana and Asiye Sultana.