|Empress consort of the Ottoman Empire|
|Tenure||31 August 1876 – 27 April 1909|
5 May 1858|
Caucasus, Ottoman Empire
1 January 1918|
Erenköy, Asia Minor, Turkey
|Burial||Yahya Efendi cemetery|
|Spouse||Abdul Hamid II|
Şehzade Mehmed Abdülkadir
House of Talustan (by birth)|
House of Osman (by marriage)
|Mother||Şahika İffet Lortkipanidze|
Bidar Kadın was born on 5 May 1858 in Caucasus, under Ottoman Empire. Born as a member of the Kabardian principality, she was the daughter of Prince Ibrahim Bey Talustan and his wife Princess Şahika İffet Hanım Lortkipanidze, a Georgian. She had green hazel eyes, brown hair and was tall and slender. She had two younger brothers named Brigadier general Hussein Pasha and Mehmed Ziya Pasha, who were in civil service to Abdul Hamid II. At very young age Bidar left her city of birth and arrived at Istanbul, where she was delivered at the court of the Ottoman Sultan. At the age of seventeen Bidar married Abdul Hamid on 2 September 1875 in the Yıldız Palace, the Sultan's residence at the time.
During the 1908 Young Turk Revolution that overthrew her husband's autocratic rule and restored constitutional monarchy, Bidar, followed her husband in exile to Salonica. Her brother, Mehmed Ziya Pasha also accompanied them. Bidar Kadın was a nice woman and in 1889 on the orders of Abdul Hamid she accepted the presence of German Empress Augusta Victoria in the harem of Yıldız Palace. For the second time, Bidar, was visited by Empress Augusta Victoria. Empress Augusta Victoria was very impressed by Bidar and used to speak about her in Europe. In 1918, the Austrian Empress Zita was asked by Bidar to visit Istanbul
After the deposition of Abdul Hamid II she settled in a mansion located in Erenköy, where she lived until her death. She died on 1 January 1918 in and was buried in the Mausoleum of Şehzade Kemaleddin Efendi in Yahya Efendi Cemetery.
Together with Abdul Hamid, Bidar had two children:
- Naime Sultan (Constantinople, Yıldız Palace, 4 September 1875 – Tirana, 1945),
- Şehzade Mehmed Abdul Kadir Efendi (Constantinople, Beşiktaş, Dolmabahçe Palace, 16 January 1878 – Sofia, January or 16 March 1944 and buried there)
Titles and styles
- 2 September 1875 - 31 August 1876:
Bidar Hanım Efendi Hazretleri (Her Highness The Lady Bidar)
- 31 August 1876 - 26 July 1879:
Devletlu İsmetlu Dördüncü Kadın Bidar Kadın Efendi Hazretleri (Her Highness The Fourth Consort Lady Bidar)
- 26 July 1879 - 11 April 1895:
Devletlu İsmetlu Üçüncü Kadın Bidar [Üçüncü Kadın Efendi Hazretleri (Her Highness The Third Consort Lady Bidar)
- 11 April 1895 - 27 April 1909:
Devletlu İsmetlu İkinci Kadın Bidar İkinci Kadın Efendi Hazretleri (Her Highness The Second Consort Lady Bidar)
- Bir Çerkes prensesinin harem hatıraları. L & M. 2004. ISBN 978-9-756-49131-7.
- "Genealogy of the Ottoman Royal Family".
- The Concubine, the Princess, and the Teacher: Voices from the Ottoman Harem. University of Texas Press. 2010. ISBN 978-0-292-78335-5.
31 August 1876 - 11 April 1895
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26 July 1879 - 11 April 1895
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11 April 1895 - 27 April 1909
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