Beyhan Sultan (daughter of Selim I)
|Born||Trabzon, Ottoman Empire|
istanbul, Ottoman Empire
|Burial||Yavuz Selim Mosque, Istanbul|
|House||House of Osman|
In 1513 Beyhan Sultan married vizier Damat Ferhat Pasha. However, on 1 November 1524, Ferhet Pasha quelled the rebellion of Janberdi and was executed on the orders of her brother Suleiman the Magnificent.
She was alienated from her brother and refused to remarry and lived in a self exile from Istanbul in her palace at Skopje.
Beyhan Sultan's loyalty to her husband surpassed her loyalty to her family, which was a rare occasion. Ferhat was executed on the grounds of rapacious and ruthless conduct in the provinces which he was assigned. Through the intersession of Suleiman's mother Ayşe Hafsa Sultan, Ferhat had been pardoned after his first offences, but he continued to provoke the complaints from his constituents, the sultan ordered him executed.
Death and burial
Depictions in literature and popular culture
In the TV series Muhteşem Yüzyıl, Beyhan Sultan is played by Turkish actress Pınar Çağlar Gençtürk.