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12 December 1820
Poti, Mingrelia, Georgia
|Died||17 September 1889
Çırağan Palace, Ortaköy, Istanbul
|Known for||Valide Sultan|
|Religion||Originally Christianity, subsequently converted to Islam after her capture|
Şevkefza Sultan (Batumi, 12 December 1820 - Çırağan Palace, Ortaköy, Istanbul, 17 September 1889), originally named Vilmeh, was the Georgian wife of Adjarian origin of Ottoman Sultan Abdülmecid I and Valide Sultan to their son Murad V.
Her son appointed her reported chief ally, Damat Nuri Pasha, as Lord Pasha, after which Sevkefsa and Damat was to have confiscated all the gold coins and jewellery hidden away by Abdül Aziz and his mother, the former Valide, Pertevniyal in the harem of Dolmabahçe Palace.
- "Sultan V. Murad Han". Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Retrieved 2009-02-06.
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