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
Haseki Sultan of the Ottoman Empire
Tenure until 12 August 1648
Predecessor Ayşe Sultan
Successor Rabia Gülnuş Sultan
Co-Haseki Turhan
Leyla Saçbağlı
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
Ümmügülsüm Sultan
Ayşe Sultan
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 1,000 aspers a day. She was described as a simple hearted woman of unruly character.

After the deposition and death of Sultan Ibrahim Aşub along with the 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, a slave girl from the Harem warned Turhan who managed to strangle her mother-in-law with the help of the eunuchs in the Harem. This brought Aşub 39 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 died on 4 December 1689, and was buried in the mausoleum of Suleiman the Magnificent in Süleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul.


  1. ^ Her other names include, Dilașub, Saliha Dilașub

    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
    Ottoman royalty
    Preceded by
    Turhan Sultan
    Valide Sultan
    8 November 1687 – 4 December 1689
    Succeeded by
    Rabia Gülnuş Sultan