Saliha Sultan (daughter of Abdülaziz)

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Saliha Sultan
صالحه سلطان
Sâliha Sultana.jpg
Born(1862-08-11)11 August 1862
Dolmabahçe Palace, Constantinople, Ottoman Empire
(now Istanbul, Turkey)
Diedc. 1941 (aged 78–79)
Cairo, Egypt
Burial
Khedive Tewfik Mausoleum, Cairo, Egypt
SpouseAhmed Zülkefil Pasha
IssueKamile Hanımsultan
DynastyOttoman
FatherAbdülaziz
MotherDürrünev Kadın
ReligionSunni Islam

Saliha Sultan (Ottoman Turkish: صالحه سلطان‎; 11 August 1862 – c. 1941) was an Ottoman princess, the daughter of Ottoman Sultan Abdülaziz and Dürrünev Kadın.

Early life[edit]

Saliha Sultan was born on 11 August 1862 in at the Dolmabahçe Palace.[1][2] Her father was Sultan Abdülaziz, and her mother was Dürrünev Kadın, the daughter of Prince Mahmud Dziapş-lpa and Princess Halime Çikotua.[3] She was the eldest daughter of her father and the second child of her mother. She was the younger full sister of crown prince Şehzade Yusuf Izzeddin.[1][4]

Her father, Abdülaziz was deposed by his ministers on 30 May 1876, his nephew Murad V became the Sultan.[5] He was transferred to Feriye Palace the next day.[6] Her mother, and other women of Abdülaziz's entourage didn't wanted to leave the Dolmabahçe Palace. So they were grabbed by hand and were send out to the Feriye Palace. In the process, they were searched from head to toe and everything of value was taken from them.[7] On 4 June 1876,[8] Abdülaziz died under mysterious circumstances.[9]

Saliha Sultan, a fourteen year old girl, continued to live in the Feriye Palace with her mother and nineteen year old brother.[10]

Marriage[edit]

In 1875, Saliha Sultan was engaged to Ibrahim Hilmi Pasha, the son of Khedive of Egypt Ismail Pasha.[4] However, the engagement was broken off, after the dismissal of her father.[11]

In 1889 Sultan Abdul Hamid II arranged her trousseaux and marriage together with her two sisters, princesses Nazime Sultan and Emine Sultan.[12] She married Ahmed Zülkefil Pasha, the son of Kurdzade Ismail Hakkı Pasha on 20 April 1889 in the Yildiz Palace.[4][1][13]

The couple were given a waterfront palace located in Fındıklı.[14] The two together had a daughter named Kamile Hanımsultan, born in 1890 and died in 1896 at the age of six.[4][13]

Following the imperial family was sent to exile in 1924, Saliha and her husband settled in Cairo, Egypt.[13]

Death[edit]

Saliha Sultan died in 1941 at age of about seventy nine in Cairo, Egypt, and was buried in the mausoleum of Khedive Tewfik.[11][15] Her husband died the same year.[13]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Uluçay 2011, p. 234.
  2. ^ Sakaoğlu 2008, p. 645.
  3. ^ Açba, Harun (2007). Kadın efendiler: 1839-1924. Profil. pp. 22–3. ISBN 978-9-759-96109-1.
  4. ^ a b c d Sakaoğlu 2008, p. 643.
  5. ^ Zürcher, Erik J. (October 15, 2004). Turkey: A Modern History, Revised Edition. I.B.Tauris. p. 73. ISBN 978-1-850-43399-6.
  6. ^ Shaw, Stanford J.; Shaw, Ezel Kural (1976). History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey: Volume 2, Reform, Revolution, and Republic: The Rise of Modern Turkey 1808-1975, Volume 11. Cambridge University Press. p. 164. ISBN 978-0-521-29166-8.
  7. ^ Brookes 2010, p. 40.
  8. ^ Davison, Roderic H. (December 8, 2015). Reform in the Ottoman Empire, 1856-1876. Princeton University Press. p. 341. ISBN 978-1-400-87876-5.
  9. ^ Brookes 2010, p. 43.
  10. ^ Şerofoğlu, Ömer Faruk (2004). Abdülmecid Efendi, Ottoman prince and painter. YKY. p. 24. ISBN 978-9-750-80883-8.
  11. ^ a b Brookes 2010, p. 289.
  12. ^ Brookes 2010, p. 159.
  13. ^ a b c d Adra, Jamil (2005). Genealogy of the Imperial Ottoman Family 2005. p. 16.
  14. ^ Tuğlacı, Pars; Güler, Ara; Avcıdırlar, Mehmet; Dinç, Yılmaz (1981). Osmanlı mimarlığında batılılaşma dönemi ve Balyan ailesi. İnkılâp ve Aka. p. 206.
  15. ^ Sakaoğlu 2008, p. 644.

Sources[edit]

  • Mustafa Çağatay Uluçay (2011). Padişahların kadınları ve kızları. Ankara, Ötüken.
  • Sakaoğlu, Necdet (2008). Bu mülkün kadın sultanları: Vâlide sultanlar, hâtunlar, hasekiler, kadınefendiler, sultanefendiler. Oğlak Yayıncılık. ISBN 978-9-753-29623-6.
  • The Concubine, the Princess, and the Teacher: Voices from the Ottoman Harem. University of Texas Press. 2010. ISBN 978-0-292-78335-5.