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Rahime Perestu Sultan

Rahime Perestû Valide Sultan
Born Rahîme
18??
Circassia, Ottoman Empire
Died 1904
Maçka, Istanbul
Resting place The tomb of Mihr-î-Şah Valide Sultan, Eyüp, Istanbul
Residence Valide Sultan Mansion Palace
Ethnicity Ubuh-Circassian
Known for The Last Valide Sultan
Religion Islam
Spouse(s) Caliph of Islam Ottoman Sultan Abdülmecid I Khan
Children Caliph of Islam Ottoman Sultan Abdülhamid II Khan
Parents Gogen Gök Bey of The Ubuh Tribe of Circassia

Rahime Piristû (Perestû) (died 1904), was the wife of Ottoman Sultan Abdülmecid I, and adoptive mother and Valide sultan of Abdul Hamid II. She was of Circassian descent, and the biological daughter of Gogen Gök Bey of The Ubuh Tribe of Circassia, Ottoman Empire.

Rahîme Pirîstû acquired the title of Valide Sultan to her adoptive son when the biological mother Tîr-î-Müjgan Kadınefendi[1] of Abdülhamid II had died twenty-three years before Sultan Abdülhamid II's accession to the Ottoman throne.[2]

The name Perestû means peacock in Persian. She became the spiritual mother of Caliph of Islam Ottoman Sultan Abdül Hamid II (Abd Al-Ḥamīd-i sânî, عبد الحميد ثانی) Khan and was given the position of Valide Sultan by him. However, as previous valide sultans had given politically active women a bad name, she did not involve herself much in politics. She was the last Valide Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. Her burial place is located at The tomb of Mihr-î-Şah Valide Sultan in Eyüp, Istanbul.

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  • http://www.guide2womenleaders.com/womeninpower/Womeninpower1870.htm
Preceded by
Şevkefza Sultan
Valide Sultan
1876-1904
Succeeded by
Title abolished

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