Fehime Sultan

Fehime Sultan

Fehime Sultan circa 1912
Born 2 August 1875
Dolmabahçe Palace, Istanbul, Ottoman Empire
Died 15 September 1929
Nice, France
Burial Yavuz Selim Mosque
Spouse Damat Ali Galip Pasha
Damat Mahmut Behçet Bey
House House of Osman
Father Murad V
Mother Meyliservet Kadınefendi
Religion Islam

Fehime Sultan (2 August 1875 – 15 September 1929) was an Ottoman princess, the daughter of Sultan Murad V and his wife Meyliservet Kadınefendi, an ethnic Circassian.


Fehime Sultan was born as the daughter of Ottoman Sultan Murad V (1840–1904) and his fourth wife the Circassian, Meyliservet Kadın Efendi. Receiving her education in the palace, like her father, Fehime was interested in the arts. Amongst circles her nickname was Kelebek Sultan (Butterfly Princess), because of her outlandish art and expensive clothing styles. She works as a Spy for Mustafa Kemal Pasha.

Fehime Sultan married firstly Damad Ali Galip Pasha, in the Yıldız Palace, Istanbul, on 12 September 1901 but they were divorced on 4 November 1908 at Ortaköy. She was later married a Morganatic marriage to Mahmut Behçet Bey (b.1880 at Istanbul died ?), in the Ortaköy Palace on 5 June 1910. This marriage was not recognized by her uncle the Sultan Mehmed V, but later in 1918 her other Uncle Mehmed VI recognized it. Her second Husband Captain Mahmut Behçet Bey had two children, from his former marriage. His maid was Ayşe Sıdıka.


After the abolition of the Ottoman Caliphate by the Parliament of the Republic of Turkey in 1924 (the monarchy had already been abolished two years earlier), Fehime went into exile in Nice, France. Separated from her husband and child, Fehime Sultan died on September 15, 1929 of tuberculosis and was buried in Syria, Damascus.

A dress attributed to her is preserved in the Topkapı Palace.[1]


This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 10/15/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.