Fatima Soltan

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Fatima Soltan
Khan of the Tatar Qasim Khanate
Reign1679 – 1681
PredecessorSayed Borhan
Successornone
Bornunknown
Died1681
SpouseArslanghali
IssueSayed Borhan
FatherAgha Muhammad Shah Quli Sayyid

Fatima Soltan (died 1681) was a sovereign khanbika (queen) and last ruler of Qasim Khanate from 1679 until 1681.

She was a daughter of Agha Muhammad Shah Quli Sayyid and a wife of Arslanghali khan. After the death of her husband in 1627 Russian tsar Mikhail Romanov appointed her and her father Agha Muhammad as regents of her three-year-old son Sayed Borhan. Until Borhan abdicated in 1679 Fatima Soltan resisted his marriage to a Russian princess and the policy of Christianization and discrimination against Muslims by Moscow authorities. After Borhan abdicated she remained briefly in power as the last queen of the Khanate and after her death Qasim Khanate was abolished.

References[edit]

  • "Fatima Soltan/Фатима Солтан". Tatar Encyclopaedia (in Tatar). Kazan: The Republic of Tatarstan Academy of Sciences. Institution of the Tatar Encyclopaedia. 2002.
Preceded by
Sayed Borhan
Khan of Qasim
1679–1681
Succeeded by
none; the khanate abolished