Gevherhan Sultan (daughter of Mehmed the Conqueror)

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Gevherhan Sultan (Ottoman Turkish: کوھرخان خاتون) was an Ottoman princess, the daughter of Mehmed the Conqueror (reign 1444–46 and 1451–81) and Gülbahar Hatun. She was the sister of Sultan Bayezid II (reign 1481–1512).

Gevherhan Sultan
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The tomb of Gevherhan Hatun is located inside the Gülbahar Hatun Mausoleum, Fatih, Istanbul.
Bornc. 1454
Edirne, Ottoman Empire
Diedc. 1514
Constantinople, Ottoman Empire
Burial
Gülbahar Hatun Mausoleum, Fatih, Istanbul
Spouse
(m. 1474; died 1477)
IssueAhmad Beg
HouseOttoman (by birth)
Aq Qoyunlu (by marriage)
FatherMehmed the Conqueror
MotherGülbahar Hatun
ReligionSunni Islam

Early lifeEdit

Gevherhan Sultan was the daughter of Sultan Mehmed II known as "The Conqueror", and his wife Gülbahar Hatun. She was the younger full sister of Sultan Bayezid II.[1][2]

MarriageEdit

In 1474, Gevherhan married Ughurlu Muhammad, a son of Aq Qoyunlu ruler, Uzun Hassan.[3] Ughurlu Muhammad had rebelled against his father and sought refuge by the Ottomans.[4] Her father welcomed him and got him married to Gevherhan.[5]

Gevherhan's marriage to Ughurlu Muhammad was the only exception, which actually proved the rule. Ughurlu Muhammad being an exile from his own land and refugee at the Ottoman court, the Aq Qoyunlu prince might be considered a kind of adjunct member of the Ottoman royal household.[6]

Mehmed installed his new son-in-law in the frontier province of Sivas and promised to supply him with arms and men, with which he would assert his claim to his patrimony at the proper moment.[7] Ughurlu Muhammad was killed in the rebellion he attempted against his father in 1477.[5][7]

Of this marriage, Göde Ahmed was born. Because of his father's death, Mehmed had his grandson brought to Istanbul.[5] Ahmed married his uncle Sultan Bayezid II's daughter Aynışah Hatun in 1489.[8]

DeathEdit

When she died, she was buried beside her mother in her mausoleum located in Fatih Mosque, Istanbul.[9]

In popular cultureEdit

In the 2013 Turkish series Fatih, Gevherhan Hatun is played by Turkish actress Hande Soral.[10]

AncestryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Uluçay 2011, p. 39, 42.
  2. ^ Sakaoğlu 2008, p. 178.
  3. ^ Sakaoğlu 2008, p. 179.
  4. ^ Ottoman Women in Public Space. BRILL. May 19, 2016. p. 231. ISBN 978-9-004-31662-1.
  5. ^ a b c Tarih arastirmalari dergisi, Volumes 21-23. Ankara Üniversitesi Basımevi. 2003. p. 206.
  6. ^ Leslie P. Peirce (1993). The Imperial Harem: Women and Sovereignty in the Ottoman Empire. Oxford University Press. pp. 303-4 n. 51. ISBN 978-0-195-08677-5.
  7. ^ a b Woods, John E. (1999). The Aqquyunlu: Clan, Confederation, Empire. University of Utah Press. pp. 122, 187. ISBN 978-0-874-80565-9.
  8. ^ Sakaoğlu 2008, p. 193.
  9. ^ Uluçay 2011, p. 42.
  10. ^ Fatih (TV Mini-Series 2013), retrieved 2019-04-17

SourcesEdit

  • Uluçay, Mustafa Çağatay (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.