Ayşe Hatun (wife of Osman II)
|Ayşe (A’ishā) Hātûn or Sultan|
|Haseki Sultan of the Ottoman Empire|
|Tenure||January 1620 – 20 May 1622|
|Spouse||Ottoman Sultan Osman II|
According to Peirce, Ayşe was Osman's haseki sultan. But according to Piterberg, Osman II did not have a haseki and Ayşe was just "a politically insignificant consort." Even though her status was debatable, but it is clear that Ayşe could not became prominent female figure like other haseki sultans. Also, a governess (daye hatun, lit. wet-nurse) who was appointed as a stand-in valide, could not counterbalance the contriving of Mustafa I's mother in the Old Palace. This condition made the conspious absence of a female power basis in the harem during her spouse's reign, the basic and exceptional weakness from which Osman II suffered.
After Osman's death in 1622 she stayed in the imperial palace. Privy Purse records her presence lastly in 1640.
- Peirce, Leslie P. (1993). The Imperial Harem: Women and Sovereignty in the Ottoman Empire. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-195-08677-5.
- Uluçay, M. Çağatay (2011). Padişahların Kadınları ve Kızları. Ötüken Neşriyat.
- Peirce 1993, p. 106.
- Gabriel Piterberg (2003). An Ottoman Tragedy: History and Historiography at Play. University of California Press. pp. 18–19. ISBN 978-0-520-93005-6.
- Uluçay 2011, p. 88.
- Peirce 1993, p. 311.
- Piterberg, Gabriel (2003). An Ottoman Tragedy: History and Historiography at Play. California: University of California Press. p. 18. ISBN 0-520-23836-2.
- Ahmed Akgündüz, Said Öztürk (2011). Ottoman History: Misperceptions and Truths. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-9-090-26108-9.
January 1620 – 20 May 1622
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