Mihrimah Sultan, Ottoman Princess
1522-1578/928-985 AH
Mihrimah Sultan was the daughter of Ottoman sultan Süleyman II (Kanuni Süleyman) and his wife Hürrem Sultan. She married Rüstem Paşa, who due to his status as sultan's son-in-law, would become a vizier. Mihrimah, in conjunction with her husband and mother, became a powerful force at court in her later years, remaining influential well after her father's death during the reigns of his two successors. She is known as a poet, diplomat, and a patron of architecture and public works.


Kaçar, Mustafa. "Mihrima Sultan." Islam Ansiklopedisi, 2014. http://www.islamansiklopedisi.info (accessed April 27, 2018). 

Necipoğlu, Gülru. The Age of Sinan: Architectural Culture in the Ottoman Empire, 296-301. London: Reaktion Books, 2005.
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Mihrimah Sultan
Mihrümah Sultan
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