Hatice Sultan (daughter of Ahmed III)

Hatice Sultan (Ottoman Turkish: خدیجه سلطان; "respecful lady"; 27 September 1710 – 1738) was an Ottoman princess, the daughter of Sultan Ahmed III.

Hatice Sultan
Born(1710-09-27)27 September 1710
Topkapı Palace, Constantinople, Ottoman Empire
(present day Istanbul, Turkey)
Died1738 (aged 27–28)
Kıbleli Palace, Istanbul, Ottoman Empire
New Mosque, Istanbul
Hafız Ahmed Pasha
(m. 1724; died 1730)
Halil Ağa
(m. 1730)
IssueSecond marriage
Sultanzade Süleyman Izzi Efendi
FatherAhmed III
MotherRukiye Kadın
ReligionSunni Islam



Hatice Sultan was born on 27 September 1710 in the Topkapı Palace.[1] Her father was Sultan Ahmed III, and her mother was Rukiye Kadın.[2][1]


In 1724, her father betrothed her to Hafız Ahmed Pasha, a prominent provincial governor, the son of Çerkes Osman Pasha,[3] a distinguished vezir, and a close companion of the Grand vizier Nevşehirli Damat Ibrahim Pasha.[4] On 21 February 1724 the betrothal gifts presented by Hafız Ahmed Pasha were transported from the palace of the grand vizier to the Imperial Palace,[5] and the marriage contract was concluded the same day. The same day also her half-sisters Ümmügülsüm Sultan and Atike Sultan married. Apparently Hafız Ahmed had not yet arrived from Sayda, so his marriage to Hatice was formalised in the presence of his proxy. Hafız Ahmed Pasha arrived four days later. On 6 March 1724, the trousseau of Hatice Sultan was transported from the Topkapı Palace through Ahırkapı Yolu to the Kıbleli Palace that had been assigned to her. Then on 9 March, the princess herself was taken to her palace.[6]

Hatice widowed in 1730, when her husband was killed in the Patrona Halil Rebellion and her father was dethronized. After she remarried with Halil Ağa and had a son.[7]


By her second marriage, Hatice Sultan had a son:[8]

  • Sultanzade Süleyman Izzi Efendi


In 1728, and 1729, Hatice Sultan commissioned two fountains in Üsküdar. An other fountain was commissioned by her father in her honor.[9][10]


Hatice Sultan died in 1738 in the Kıbleli Palace, and was buried in New Mosque, Istanbul.[11][10]

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  1. ^ a b Silahdar Findiklili Mehmed Agha (2001). Nusretnâme: Tahlil ve Metin (1106-1133/1695-1721). p. 733.
  2. ^ Sakaoğlu 2008, p. 432-33.
  3. ^ Sakaoğlu 2008, p. 433.
  4. ^ Duindam, Artan & Kunt 2011, p. 341.
  5. ^ Duindam, Artan & Kunt 2011, p. 364.
  6. ^ Duindam, Artan & Kunt 2011, p. 365.
  7. ^ Ahmed III in The Structure of the Ottoman Dynasty; D.A. Alderson
  8. ^ Ahmed III in The Structure of the Ottoman Dynasty; D.A. Alderson
  9. ^ Sakaoğlu 2008, p. 433-34.
  10. ^ a b Uluçay, Mustafa Çağatay (2011). Padişahların kadınları ve kızları. Ankara, Ötüken. p. 140.
  11. ^ Sakaoğlu 2008, p. 432, 434.


  • Duindam, Jeroen; Artan, Tülay; Kunt, Metin (August 11, 2011). Royal Courts in Dynastic States and Empires: A Global Perspective. BRILL. ISBN 978-9-004-20622-9.
  • Sakaoğlu, Necdet (2008). Bu mülkün kadın sultanları: Vâlide sultanlar, hâtunlar, hasekiler, kadınefendiler, sultanefendiler. Oğlak Yayıncılık. ISBN 978-9-753-29623-6.