Rabia Şermi Sultan

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Rabia Şermi Sultan
Born Ida
1698
France or Circassia
Died 1732
Istanbul
Resting place
Mausoleum of Turhan Hatice Sultan in Yeni Mosque, Eminönü, Istanbul
Ethnicity French or Circassian
Religion Islam, previously Catholicism or Judaism
Spouse(s) Ahmed III
Children Abdul Hamid I

Rabia Şermi Sultan (née Ida) (ca. 1698 – 1732) was the wife of the Ottoman Sultan Ahmed III and mother of Abdul Hamid I.

Râbi'a Şerm-î (Sharmî)[1] 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.[2] 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.[3] 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.

The burial place of Râbi'a Sharmî Sultân is located inside the tomb of Turhan Hadice Valide Sultan, the mother of Sultan Mehmed IV, in Yeni Mosque, Eminönü, Istanbul.

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