|Empress consort of the Ottoman Empire|
|Tenure||1507 – 24 April 1512|
Albania, Ottoman Empire
|Died||c. 1561 (aged 69-70)
Eski Palace, Beyazıt Square, Istanbul, Ottoman Empire
|Burial||Gülfem Hatun Mosque, Istanbul|
Gülfem Hatun was born in 1492, and was Albanian by birth. She belonged to Kastrioti family. She married Bayezid in 1507.[self-published source]  Throughout Suleiman the Magnificent's reign (reign 1520–1566), she enjoyed a considerable status within the imperial harem, thus she is supposed by some authors to have been a concubine of Suleyman's or the stewardess of his harem and received 150 aspers a day.
In 1522 she commissioned a fountain in Yenişehir[disambiguation needed], and in 1524 another fountain in Manisa. In September 1542, she commissioned a soup kitchen in Üsküdar. In March 1543 she established the financial ground work to built a "timber frame mosque" now known as the "Gülfem Hatun Mosque", located near the soup kitchen. According to a local tradition, the mosque was intended for the use of women and opened to men only in recent times. A school is also present near the mosque.
She died in 1561, and was buried in her own mosque.
In popular culture
In the 2003 TV miniseries, Hürrem Sultan, Gülfem Hatun was played by Turkish actress Yasemin Kozanoğlu.
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