Ayşe Hatun (wife of Murad IV)
|Haseki Sultan of the Ottoman Empire|
|Tenure||May 1630 – 8 February 1640|
|Successor||Turhan Hatice Sultan|
c. 1680 (aged 66)|
Eski Palace, Istanbul, Ottoman Empire
|House||House of Osman (by marriage)|
Privy Purse registers record the presence of, Ayşe as Murad's only haseki, until the very end of Murad's seventeen-year reign, when a second haseki appears. It is possible that Ayşe was Murad's only haseki until the advent of the second. In 1633 Murad raised the Ayşe's stipend to 2,000 aspers, where it remained throughout his reign. The increase was most likely linked to a general increase in stipends throughout the palace during Murad's reign, described by Koçi Bey, and was accompanied by a marked growth in the size of the harem. These changes were probably an aspect of Murad's dramatic assertion of personal control of government after nine year's of his mother's regency.
She started her career at a stipend of 2,000 aspers a day while Murad's second haseki received, 2,571 aspers a day. Seventh months later, however, the stipend of Murad's second haseki was reduced to 2,000, the level at which both remained until Murad's death.
In popular culture
In the TV series Muhteşem Yüzyıl: Kösem, Ayşe is portrayed by Turkish actress Leyla Feray.
- "Turkey: The Imperial House of Osman". web.archive.org. Archived from the original on May 2, 2006. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
- "Consorts Of Ottoman Sultans (in Turkish)". Ottoman Web Page.
- Leslie P. Peirce (1993). The Imperial Harem: Women and Sovereignty in the Ottoman Empire. Oxford University Press. pp. 107 and 312. ISBN 978-0-195-08677-5.
May 1630 – 8 February 1640
| Succeeded by|
Turhan Hatice Sultan