Rabia Şermi Sultan
|Rabia Şermi Sultan|
France or Circassia
|Mausoleum of Turhan Hatice Sultan in Yeni Mosque, Eminönü, Istanbul|
|Ethnicity||French or Circassian|
|Religion||Islam, previously Catholicism or Judaism|
|Children||Abdul Hamid I|
Râbi'a Şerm-î (Sharmî) was born as Ida in France or Circassia, initially the third and then the second French or Circassian spouse of Ottoman Sultan Ahmed III. She was the mother of Sultan Abdul Hamid I. However, she was never Valide Sultan to her son because she died in 1732, forty-two years before Sultan Abdul Hamid I's accession to the Ottoman throne. Her name "Şerm-î" "(Sharmî)" simply means "belonging to gift". All the remaining Ottoman Sultans are the descendants of Râbi'a Şerm-î (Sharmî) Kadın Effendi.
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- Yavuz Bahadıroğlu, Resimli Osmanlı Tarihi, Nesil Yayınları (Ottoman History with Illustrations, Nesil Publications), 15th Ed., 2009, ISBN 978-975-269-299-2 (Hardcover).
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- "Sultan Abdül Hamid I Khan". Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Retrieved 2009-02-06.
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