Hatice Sultan (daughter of Selim I)

Hatice Sultan (Ottoman Turkish: خدیجه سلطان‎; Ḫadīce Sulṭān) was an Ottoman princess, daughter of Sultan Selim I and Hafsa Sultan. She was the sister of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent.

Hatice Sultan
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The sarcophagus of Hatice Sultan is located inside the Yavuz Sultan Selim Mosque in Istanbul.
Bornc. 1495[1]
Istanbul, Ottoman Empire
Diedafter 1543[1]
Istanbul, Ottoman Empire
Yavuz Selim Mosque, Istanbul, Ottoman Empire
SpouseKapudan Iskender Pasha
IssueHanım Sultan (died 1582)
FatherSelim I
MotherHafsa Sultan


Hatice's birth date is unknown, but she had to be born before 1494.[2] She was the daughter of Şehzade Selim (the future Selim I) and his concubine Hafsa. She may have married Damat Iskender Pasha in 1509, an Ottoman governor and later admiral who was executed in 1515.[2]

It had long been believed that Hatice Sultan subsequently married the Grand Vizier Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha. However, in the late 2000s research conducted by the historian Ebru Turan revealed that this claim was not based on solid evidence, and that in fact no such marriage ever took place between them. As a result, historians now generally agree that Ibrahim married another woman, Muhsine Hatun, and not Hatice.[3]

Depictions in literature and popular cultureEdit

In the TV series Muhteşem Yüzyıl, Hatice Sultan is played by Turkish-German actress Selma Ergeç.[4] In the series, she is inaccurately portrayed as Ibrahim Pasha's wife and mother of his children.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Sakaoğlu, Necdet (2008). Bu mülkün kadın sultanları: Vâlide sultanlar, hâtunlar, hasekiler, kadınefendiler, sultanefendiler. Oğlak Yayıncılık. p. 202. ISBN 978-9-753-29623-6.
  2. ^ a b Peirce, Leslie (1993). The Imperial Harem: Women and Sovereignty in the Ottoman Empire. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 304n62. ISBN 0-19-508677-5.
  3. ^ Turan, Ebru (2009). "The Marriage of Ibrahim Pasha (ca. 1495-1536): The Rise of Sultan Süleyman's Favorite to the Grand Vizierate and the Politics of the Elites in the Early Sixteenth-Century Ottoman Empire". Turcica. 41: 3–36.
    • Şahin, Kaya (2013). Empire and Power in the reign of Süleyman: Narrating the Sixteenth-Century Ottoman World. Cambridge University Press. p. 51. ISBN 978-1-107-03442-6.
    • Peirce, Leslie (2017). Empress of the East: How a European Slave Girl Became Queen of the Ottoman Empire. Basic Books. p. 157. Muhsine, granddaughter of an illustrious statesman, is now largely accepted as Ibrahim's wife.
  4. ^ "'Hatice Sultan woman of love'". Hürriyet Daily News. Retrieved 2017-11-03.