Şayeste Hanım

Şayeste Hanım
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Born c. 1838
Died 11 February 1912(1912-02-11) (aged 73–74)
Çengelköy Palace, Constantinople (now Istanbul), Ottoman Empire
Burial
Şehzade Ahmed Kemaleddin Mausoleum, Yahya Efendi Cemetery, Istanbul
Spouse
(m. 1851; died 1861)
Issue
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Names
Turkish: Şayeste Hanım
Ottoman Turkish: شائسته خانم
House Ottoman (by marriage)
Religion Sunni Islam

Şayeste Hanım (Turkish pronunciation: [ʃa̟jestʰe hanɯm]; Ottoman Turkish: شائسته خانم; c. 1838 – 11 February 1912) was the seventeenth wife of Sultan Abdulmejid I of the Ottoman Empire.

Early life

Of Circassian origin,[1] Şayeste Hanım was born in 1838.[2] She had one sister, Hüsnidil Hanım, who was the wife of a certain Safvet Pasha.[3] She was also related to Kabasalal Çerkes Mehmed Pasha.[4]

Marriage

Şayeste married Abdulmejid in 1851,[2] and was given the title of "Seventh Ikbal". A year after the marriage, on 3 February 1853, she gave birth to her first child, a stillborn son.[5]

In 1853, she was elevated to the title of "Sixth Ikbal", in 1854, she was elevated to the title of "Fourth Ikbal", and in 1856, she was elevated to the title of "Third Ikbal". On 1 September 1856, she gave birth to her second child, a daughter, Naile Sultan.[6][7]

In 1858–59, she commissioned a mosque in Üsküdar.[8] She was widowed at Abdulmejid's death on 25 June 1861.

Widowhood

After Gülüstü Hanım's death in 1865, four-year-old Şehzade Mehmed Vahideddin (future Mehmed VI) was entrusted in her care. The prince had a rough time with his overbearing stepmother, and at the age of 16 he left his stepmother's mansion with the three servants who had been serving him since childhood.[9]

In 1876,[10] She had her daughter, Naile Sultan, married to her relative Kabasakal Çerkeş Mehmed Paşa.[4] Naile died four years later on 7 January 1882 at the age of 25.[6] After Naile's death, Mehmed Pasha married Esma Sultan, the daughter of Sultan Abdulaziz in 1889.[11]

During the reign of Abdul Hamid II, Mehmed was given a mansion in Çengelköy. On this estate, Mehmed had another house built for Şayeste, with whom he had spent his childhood. Even though he had not got along with his stepmother in the past, he could not forget the struggle she had gone through while bringing him up.[12]

In March 1898, Şayeste attended the wedding of Naime Sultan, the daughter of Sultan Abdul Hamid II and Kemaleddin Pasha, the son of Gazi Osman Pasha.[13]

Ayşe Sultan, daughter of Abdul Hamid II, notes in her memoirs that during her father's reign, Şayeste would attend Ramadan celebrations, and would always sit next to Perestu Kadın.[14]

Death

Among the longest living consorts of Abdulmejid,[2] Şayeste died on 11 February 1912 in the Çengelköy Palace at the age of about seventy-four outliving her daughter by thirty years.[2] She was buried in the mausoleum of Şehzade Ahmed Kemaleddin in Yahya Efendi Cemetery, Constantinople, today known as Istanbul.[3]

Issue

Name Birth Death Notes
Stillborn son 3 February 1853[5][15] 3 February 1853[5][15] unknown place of burial
Naile Sultan 30 September 1856[6][16][17] 18 January 1882[6][17] married once without issue

In literature

  • Şayeste is a character in Hıfzı Topuz's historical novel Abdülmecit: İmparatorluk Çökerken Sarayda 22 Yıl: Roman (2009).[18]

See also

References

  1. ^ Açba 2004, p. 109.
  2. ^ a b c d Brookes 2010, p. 289.
  3. ^ a b Sakaoğlu 2008, p. 603.
  4. ^ a b Açba 2004, p. 110.
  5. ^ a b c Uluçay 2011, p. 216.
  6. ^ a b c d Uluçay 2011, p. 231.
  7. ^ Brookes 2010, p. 128.
  8. ^ Haskan, Mehmet Nermi (2001). Yüzyıllar boyunca Üsküdar - Volume 1. Üsküdar Belediyesi. p. 136. ISBN 978-9-759-76062-5.
  9. ^ Bardakçı 2017, p. 6.
  10. ^ Sakaoğlu 2008, p. 634.
  11. ^ Sakaoğlu 2008, p. 635.
  12. ^ Bardakçı 2017, p. 7.
  13. ^ Brookes 2010, p. 160, 285.
  14. ^ Brookes 2010, p. 185.
  15. ^ a b Paşa 1960, p. 145.
  16. ^ Paşa 1960, p. 146.
  17. ^ a b Brookes 2010, p. 285.
  18. ^ Hıfzı Topuz (2009). Abdülmecit: İmparatorluk Çökerken Sarayda 22 Yıl: Roman. Remzi Kitabevi. p. 205. ISBN 978-975-14-1357-4.

Sources

  • Uluçay, M. Çağatay (2011). Padişahların kadınları ve kızları. Ötüken. ISBN 978-9-754-37840-5.
  • Sakaoğlu, Necdet (2008). Bu Mülkün Kadın Sultanları: Vâlide Sultanlar, Hâtunlar, Hasekiler, Kandınefendiler, Sultanefendiler. Oğlak Yayıncılık. ISBN 978-6-051-71079-2.
  • Brookes, Douglas Scott (2010). The Concubine, the Princess, and the Teacher: Voices from the Ottoman Harem. University of Texas Press. ISBN 978-0-292-78335-5.
  • Paşa, Ahmed Cevdet (1960). Tezâkir. [2]. 13 - 20, Volume 2. Türk Tarih Kurumu Basımevi.
  • Bardakçı, Murat (2017). Neslishah: The Last Ottoman Princess. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-9-774-16837-6.

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