Ayşe Seniyeperver Sultan

For other uses, see Ayşe Hatun.
This article is about the Eleventh wife of Abdul Hamid I and the adoptive/step-mother of Mustafa IV. For the mother of Mustafa IV, see Nükhetsezâ Hanım Efendi.
Ayşe Seniyeperver Sultan

The tomb of Ayşe Sîna-Parvar Valide Sultan
at the Fountain (Şadırvan) Courtyard of
Eyüp Sultan Mosque in Eyüp, Istanbul
Valide Sultan of the Ottoman Empire
Tenure 29 May 1807 - 28 July 1808
Predecessor Mihrişah Sultan
Successor Nakşidil Sultan
Born Sonia
c. 1761
Ottoman Bulgaria
Died 11 December 1828 (aged 67)
Burial Eyüp Sultan Camii, in Eyüp, Istanbul
Spouse Abdulhamid I
Issue Mustafa IV[1]
Full name
Devletlu İsmetlu Ayşe Seniyeperver Valide Sultan Aliyyetü'ş-Şân Hazretleri (royal name)
House House of Osman (by marriage)
Religion Islam, previously Orthodox Christian
Ottoman Sultan Mustafa IV, the adoptive/step-son of Ayşe Seniyeperver Sultan.

Ayşe Seniyeperver Sultan (née Sonia; c. 1761 – 11 December 1828) was the wife of Sultan Abdulhamid I and Valide Sultan to her adoptive/step-son Mustafa IV.[2][3][4][5][6]


Ayşe performed Valide Sultan's obligations as de facto co-ruler of the Ottoman Sultan for fourteen months from 29 May 1807 until 28 July 1808. She was responsible for his education, but Mustafa preferred to live a life of pleasure instead of focusing on his studies. Her regency culminated by the deposition of Mustafa IV as a result of an insurrection led by Alemdar Mustafa Pasha on 28 July 1808. She apparently fell on hard times, for she wrote Mahmud II a letter in which she asked him for a house to live in.[2]

She lived more than twenty years after the execution of Mustafa IV by order of the next Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II. She died on 11 December 1828 in Constantinople. Her burial place is located at The Fountain (Şadırvan) Courtyard of Eyüp Sultan Mosque in Eyüp, Istanbul.

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Further reading


  1. Yavuz Bahadıroğlu, Resimli Osmanlı Tarihi, Nesil Yayınları (Ottoman History with Illustrations, Nesil Publications), 15th Ed., 2009, page 395, ISBN 978-975-269-299-2
  2. 1 2 Fanny Davis (1986). The Ottoman Lady: A Social History from 1718 to 1918. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 6. ISBN 978-0-313-24811-5.
  3. John Freely (2001). Inside the Seraglio: private lives of the sultans in Istanbul. Penguin.
  4. Leslie P. Peirce (1993). The Imperial Harem: Women and Sovereignty in the Ottoman Empire. 198 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10016-4314: Oxford University Press. p. 312. ISBN 978-0-19-508677-5.
  5. Gábor Ágoston, Bruce Alan Masters (1 Jan 2009). Encyclopedia of the Ottoman Empire. Infobase Publishing. p. 414. ISBN 978-1-438-11025-7.
  6. M. Çağatay Uluçay (2011). Padişahların kadınları ve kızları. Ötüken. pp. 248–49. ISBN 978-9-754-37840-5.


Ottoman royalty
Preceded by
Mihrişah Sultan
Valide Sultan
29 May 1807 – 28 July 1808
Succeeded by
Nakşidil Sultan
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