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Shevkefza

Sevkefza Sultan
Born Vilma
12 December 1820
Poti, Mingrelia, Georgia
Died 17 September 1889
Çırağan Palace, Ortaköy, Istanbul
Ethnicity Georgian
Known for Valide Sultan
Religion Originally Christianity, subsequently converted to Islam after her capture
Spouse(s) Abdülmecid I
Children Murad V

Şevkefza Sultan (Batumi, 12 December 1820 - Çırağan Palace, Ortaköy, Istanbul, 17 September 1889), originally named Vilmeh, was the Georgian wife of Adjarian origin of Ottoman Sultan Abdülmecid I and Valide Sultan to their son Murad V.[1]

Her son appointed her reported chief ally, Damat Nuri Pasha, as Lord Pasha, after which Sevkefsa and Damat was to have confiscated all the gold coins and jewellery hidden away by Abdül Aziz and his mother, the former Valide, Pertevniyal in the harem of Dolmabahçe Palace.

References

  • http://www.guide2womenleaders.com/womeninpower/Womeninpower1870.htm
Preceded by
Sultana Pertevniyal
Valide Sultan
1876
Succeeded by
Rahime Perestu

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