Mezidimestan Kadın

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Mezidimestan Kadın
BornKadriye Mikanba
3 March 1869
Gagra, Abkhazia
Died21 January 1909(1909-01-21) (aged 39)
Yıldız Palace, Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (modern-day Istanbul, Turkey)
Burial
Yahya Efendi Cemetery, Istanbul
SpouseAbdul Hamid II
IssueŞehzade Mehmed Burhaneddin
HouseOttoman (by marriage)
FatherKaymat Mikanba
MotherFeryal Marshan
ReligionSunni Islam

Mezidimestan Kadın (3 March 1869 – 21 January 1909) was the sixth wife of Sultan Abdul Hamid II of the Ottoman Empire.[1]

Early life[edit]

Mezidimestan Kadın was born on 3 March 1869 in Gagra, Abkhazia. Born as Kadriye Kamile Mikanba, she was a member of Abkhazian noble family Mikanba. Her father was Kaymat Bey Mikanba, and her mother was Princess Feryal Hanım Marshan, an Abkhazian. She was the first cousin of Nazikeda Kadın.[2]

In 1876, she had been brought to Istanbul as a young child, where her uncle entrusted her to the imperial harem together with her cousins Emine, Daryal and Naciye, cousins Amine (1872 - 1946), Rumeysa (1875 - 1927), Pakize (1876 - 1943), and Fatima.[3]

Marriage[edit]

Mezidimestan married Abdul Hamid on 2 February 1885 at the Yıldız Palace.[2] She was given the title of "Beşinci Kadın". On 19 December 1886, a year after the marriage, she gave birth to her only son, Şehzade Mehmed Burhaneddin.

In 1895, she was given the title of Dördüncü Kadın,[1] and in 1901, she was given the title of Üçüncü Kadın. Abdul Hamid had presented her a villa located on the grounds of Yıldız Palace.[4]

Her cousin Daryal renamed Iryale was married to Şehzade Mehmed Selim, son of Sultan Abdul Hamid II.[5][6] Her other cousin Amine renamed Nazikeda was married to Şehzade Yusuf Izzeddin, son of Sultan Abdülaziz.[7]

Death[edit]

Mezidimestan died on 21 January 1909 in the Yıldız Palace, and was buried in Yahya Efendi Cemetery, Istanbul.[4][1]

Issue[edit]

Mezidimestan Kadın and Abdul Hamid had one son:

  • Şehzade Mehmed Burhaneddin (Constantinople, Yıldız Palace, 19 December 1885 – New York City, 15 June 1949 and buried in Damascus), married and had issue.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Uluçay 2011, p. 248.
  2. ^ a b Açba 2007, p. 134.
  3. ^ Açba 2007, p. 183.
  4. ^ a b Açba 2007, p. 135.
  5. ^ Açba 2004, p. 79.
  6. ^ Aredba, Rumeysa; Açba, Edadil (2009). Sultan Vahdeddin'in San Remo Günleri. Timaş Yayınları. pp. 65, 70. ISBN 978-9-752-63955-3.
  7. ^ Açba 2004, p. 82 n. 7.

Sources[edit]

  • Açba, Harun (2007). Kadın efendiler: 1839–1924. Profil. ISBN 978-975-996-109-1.
  • Uluçay, M. Çağatay (2011). Padişahların kadınları ve kızları. Ötüken. ISBN 978-975-437-840-5.
  • Sakaoğlu, Necdet (2008). Bu Mülkün Kadın Sultanları: Vâlide Sultanlar, Hâtunlar, Hasekiler, Kandınefendiler, Sultanefendiler. Oğlak Yayıncılık. ISBN 978-6-051-71079-2.