Fehime Sultan circa 1912
2 August 1875|
Dolmabahçe Palace, Istanbul, Ottoman Empire
15 September 1929|
|Burial||Yavuz Selim Mosque|
Damat Ali Galip Pasha|
Damat Mahmut Behçet Bey
|House||House of Osman|
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.