Mevlana Family Tree
Dr. Çelebi Family Tree
Since Mevlana's death, his family kept complete records of their family. These records today show that Çelebi family is one of the oldest families in the world. Our family tree spans more than eight centuries and includes 26 generations. The oldest recorded member of our family is Mevlana's great-great father, Ahmed-i Hatibi who lived in 12th century AD.
During the more than 800 years of recorded history of The Mevlevi Order, 33 members of the the family occupied the Post. These members are highlighted with blue colour in the family tree pages on the right.
Please note that this is not an attempt to catalogue the complete Mevlana family tree. Our resources are miniscule to what is required to catalogue a family tree that expands more than 800 years. What we have done instead is to catalogue the mainly male descendant of Mevlana and followed the branch of the family whose members occupied the Post. A separate family tree that shows all known ascendants and descendants of Dr. Celaleddin Çelebi and his wife Guzide is available here.