Category: 19th Century

An Ichlogan, servant to the Turkish Sultan. Ottoman Empire.

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In the Ottoman Empire, a içoğlan is a young page of the Sultan or a servant of the seraglio recruited by force according to the Devchirmé system. The sultan’s pages were formed in the palace school (Enderûn).
The same term was also used for some members of the Janissaries.