Aşub Sultan

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Aşub Sultan
آشوب سلطان
Valide Sultan of the Ottoman Empire
Tenure 8 November 1687 – 4 December 1689
Predecessor Turhan Sultan
Successor Rabia Gülnuş Sultan
Born c. 1627
Died 4 December 1689(1689-12-04) (aged 61–62)
Istanbul, Ottoman Empire
Burial Süleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul
Spouse Ibrahim
Issue Suleiman II
Religion Sunni Islam

Aşub Sultan[1][a] (Ottoman Turkish: آشوب سلطان‎; ca. 1627 – 4 December 1689) was a consort of Ottoman Sultan Ibrahim I and Valide Sultan to their son Suleiman II.[2]


Her origin is unknown.[3] On 15 April 1642, she gave birth to her only son, Suleiman II, who the younger brother of Mehmed IV (reign 1648–87), son of her fellow consort Turhan Hatice Sultan. During Ibrahim's reign her stipend consisted of 1,300 aspers a day.[4] He also gifted the incomes of Bolu Sanjak to her.[5] She was described as a simple hearted woman of unruly character.[6]

After the deposition and death of Sultan Ibrahim Aşub, along with her fellow consorts and other members of Ibrahim's entourage were sent to the old palace. She was hoping that the conflict between the first wife of Ibrahim, the Ukrainian Turhan, and the mother of the sultan Mahpeyker Kösem Sultan would change her fortune in that she became mother of the sultan herself. Kösem Sultan was planning to kill her daughter-in-law and dethrone her grandson Sultan Mehmed IV (1648-1687) with the help of some high officers in the yeniçeri corps, and to place Şehzade Suleiman, the son of Aşub, on the throne. However, Meleki Hatun warned Turhan who managed to strangle her mother-in-law with the help of the eunuchs in the Harem.[7] This brought Aşub thirty nine years of imprisonment in the Old Palace. In 1687 Mehmed IV was deposed and the throne was overtaken by Suleiman II, the son of Aşub and she became the next Valide sultan. She created an endowment at Istanbul.[8]

She died on 4 December 1689, and was buried in the mausoleum of Suleiman the Magnificent in Süleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Necdet Sakaoğlu, Bu Mülkün Kadın Sultanları, pp. 349-50
  2. ^ Peirce, Leslie (1993). The Imperial Harem: Women and Sovereignty in the Ottoman Empire. Oxford University Press. p. 108. ISBN 0-19-508677-5.
  3. ^ Alderson, A.D., The Structure of the Ottoman Dynasty, Oxford university press, 1956, Table XII p.83
  4. ^ Thys-Şenocak, Lucienne (2006). Ottoman Women Builders: The Architectural Patronage of Hadice Turhan Sultan. Ashgate. p. 89. ISBN 978-0-754-63310-5.
  5. ^ Resimli tarih mecmuasi. Iskit Yayinevi. 1956. p. 229.
  6. ^ Mustafa Çağatay Uluçay (2011). Padişahların kadınları ve kızları. Ankara, Ötüken. p. 59.
  7. ^ Akalin, Esin (October 11, 2016). Staging the Ottoman Turk: British Drama, 1656Ð1792. Columbia University Press. p. 225. ISBN 978-3-838-26919-1.
  8. ^ Narodna biblioteka "Sv. sv. Kiril i Metodiĭ. Orientalski otdel, International Centre for Minority Studies and Intercultural Relations, Research Centre for Islamic History, Art, and Culture (2003). Inventory of Ottoman Turkish documents about Waqf preserved in the Oriental Department at the St. St. Cyril and Methodius National Library: Registers. Narodna biblioteka "Sv. sv. Kiril i Metodiĭ. pp. 116, 214.
  9. ^ Sakaoğlu, Necdet (2008). Bu Mülkün Kadın Sultanları: Vâlide Sultanlar, Hâtunlar, Hasekiler, Kandınefendiler, Sultanefendiler. Oğlak Yayıncılık. p. 255. ISBN 978-6-051-71079-2.
Ottoman royalty
Preceded by
Turhan Sultan
Valide Sultan
8 November 1687 – 4 December 1689
Succeeded by
Rabia Gülnuş Sultan