گلجمال کادین افندی
Sarajevo, Bosnia Eyalet, the Ottoman Empire
|Died||16 November 1851
Ortaköy Palace, Istanbul, the Ottoman Empire
Cause of death
|Yeni Mosque, Istanbul|
|Known for||Valide Sultan|
Gülcemal Kadınefendi (Ottoman Turkish: گلجمال کادین افندی) (or Gül-Cemâl Kadınefendi) (c. 1826 – 16 November 1851)(Gülcemal, Gül-Cemâl meaning "Rose faced") was the Bosnian wife of 31st Ottoman Sultan Abdülmecid I. She was the mother of Fatma Sultan, Hadice Sultan, Refia Sultan, Rukiye Sultan and Sultan Mehmed V of the Ottoman Empire. Her rank in the royal harem was "Dördüncü Kadın Efendi" (literally "fourth woman", i.e. "fourth wife").
Gülcemal Kadınefendi was born in 1826 and was from Bosnian descent. Her real name was Hatice. She was a relative of Sabit Bey and had a sister named, Bimisal Hanım. At a very young age she was given along with her sister to the palace for service. During her service Abdülmecid took notice of Gülcemal and they married in 1840 in the Topkapı Palace.
She gave birth to five children, including Mehmed V. Two of her children died in infancy and the surviving three of them were adopted by, Servetsezâ Kadınefendi, one of Abdülmecid's wives. She died on 16 November 1851 or 29 December 1895 in Ortaköy, Constantinople/Istanbul However, she was never Valide Sultan to her son, because she died before Mehmed Reşad's accession to the Ottoman throne. Her cause of death was tuberculosis.
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