|Born||5 May 1855|
|Died||13 January 1918 (aged 62)|
Erenköy Mansion, Istanbul, Ottoman Empire
Yahya Efendi Cemetery, Istanbul
|Spouse||Abdul Hamid II|
Şehzade Mehmed Abdülkadir
|Ottoman Turkish||بیدار قادین|
|House||Talhosten (by birth)|
Ottoman (by marriage)
|Mother||Şahika İffet Lortkipanidze|
Bidar Kadın was born on 5 May 1855 in Kobuleti, Georgia. She was a member of the Kabardian princely family, House of Talhosten (Kabardian: Талъостэн). Her father was Talhosten Prince Ibrahim Bey and, her mother was Princess Şahika İffet Hanım Lortkipanidze, a Georgian. She had two younger brothers named Hussein Pasha, and Mehmed Ziya Pasha (1860 – 1919), who were in service to Abdul Hamid.
Four days later, on 4 September 1876, she gave birth to her first child, a daughter, Naime Sultan. The imperial family settled in Yıldız Palace, where on 16 January 1878, she gave birth to her second child, a son, Şehzade Mehmed Abdülkadir. In 1879, she was elevated to "Üçüncü Kadın".
In 1895, she was elevated to "Ikinci Kadın". In October 1898, she again met Empress Augusta Victoria in the grand salon of the Imperial Lodge of the Yıldız Palace, when the latter visited Istanbul for a second time with her husband.
On 27 April 1909, Abdul Hamid was deposed, and sent into exile in Salonica. Her brother Mehmed Ziya Pasha followed him. She, however, remained in Istanbul, and settled in a mansion in Erenköy. After Salonica fell to Greece in 1912, Abdul Hamid returned to Istanbul, and settled in the Beylerbeyi Palace.
Bidar Kadın died on 13 January 1918 in her mansion in Erenköy, a month before Abdul Hamid's own death. She was buried in the mausoleum of Şehzade Ahmed Kemaleddin, Yahya Efendi Cemetery, Istanbul.
Bidar Kadın and Abdul Hamid had two children:
- Fatma Naime Sultan (Constantinople, Yıldız Palace, 4 September 1875 – Tirana, 1945, and was buried there), married two times and had issue.
- Şehzade Mehmed Abdülkadir (Constantinople, Beşiktaş, Dolmabahçe Palace, 16 January 1878 – Sofia, January or 16 March 1944 and buried there), married six times and had issue.
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