Saliha Sultan

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Saliha Sultan
Saliha Sultan.jpg
The portrait of Saliha Sultan painted by Jean Baptiste Vanmour, 17th Century
Born Aleksandra or Elizaveta[1]
c. 1680
Constantinople (Istanbul), Ottoman Empire
Died 1739
Constantinople (Istanbul), Ottoman Empire
Resting place
Inside the tomb of Turhan Hatice, in Yeni Mosque, Eminönü
Ethnicity Greek[2]
Known for Valide sultan
Religion Islam
Spouse(s) Mustafa II
Children Mahmud I

Saliha Sultan (c. 1680–1739) was a consort to Ottoman sultan Mustafa II. She was the mother of sultan Mahmud I. She held the title and position of Valide sultan during her son's reign.

Life[edit]

On 28 September 1730, Patrona Halil with a small group of fellow Janissaries aroused some of the citizens of Constantinople, who opposed the reforms of Ahmed III. Sweeping up more soldiers, the chief rebel Patrona Halil led the riot to the Topkapı Palace, demanded the death of the grand vizier Nevşehirli Damad Ibrahim Pasha, and the abdication of Ahmed III. The sultan acceded to the demands, had Nevşehirli Damat İbrahim Pasha executed, and agreed to the sultanate of his nephew, Mahmud I (1730 – 1754), who replaced him in the throne. As a result of this incident, Mahmud I's mother Saliha became the new Valide Sultan and held the position until her death. She was Greek descent. Her original name was Elisaveta.

Burial place[edit]

Saliha Sultan was buried inside the tomb of Turhan Hatice, the mother of Sultan Mehmed IV, in Yeni Mosque, Eminönü, Istanbul.

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mahmut I's mother Aleksandra or Saliha Sultan (Günseli İnal, Semiramis Arşivi, Semiramis: Sultan'ın Gözünden Şenlik, Yapı Kredi Yayınları, 2005 , ISBN 9789750809286, p. 27.)
  2. ^ İkinci Mustafa'nın (Saliha Sultan) takma adlı cariyesi Rum kızı Aleksandra'dan doğan oğlu Birinci Mâhmut (Ali Kemal Meram, Padisah Anaları, Öz Yayınları, 1977, p. 347.)
Ottoman royalty
Preceded by
Emetullah Rabia Gülnuş Sultan
Valide Sultan
20 September 1730 – 1739
Succeeded by
Şehsuvar Sultan