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Şah Sultan (daughter of Selim II)
Ottoman princess, the daughter of Sultan Selim II and his wife Nurbanu Sultan

Şah Sultan (daughter of Selim II)

Şah Sultan (daughter of Selim II)
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Intro Ottoman princess, the daughter of Sultan Selim II and his wife Nurbanu Sultan
Was Sultan Princess Noble
From Oman
Field Royals
Gender female
Birth 1 January 1548, Manisa
Death 1 January 1602, Istanbul (aged 54 years)
Family
Mother: Nurbanu Sultan
Father: Selim II
Siblings: Murad IIIŞehzade AbdullahEsmehan SultanRoxelanaFatma SultanGevherhan Sultan
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Biography

Şah Sultan (c. 1544 - September 1580) was an Ottoman princess, the daughter of Selim II (reign 1566-74) and Nurbanu Sultan. She was the granddaughter of Suleiman the Magnificent (reign 1520-66) and his favourite consort and legal wife Hürrem Sultan, sister of Sultan Murad III (reign 1574-95) and aunt of Sultan Mehmed III (reign 1595-1603).

Biography

Strong alliances were made for the daughters of Selim II, the prince who would succeed Suleiman: Ismihan Sultan married Sokollu Mehmed Pasha, Gevherhan Sultan married admiral Piyale Pasha, while Şah married the chief falconer Hasan Agha.

On 1 August 1562 Suleiman celebrated the triple wedding of his heir Selim's daughters Esmahan, Gevherhan and Şah to Sokollu Mehmed Pasha, Piyale Pasha and Hasan Agha respectively and the same day, his executed son Şehzade Mustafa's daughter Mihrişah Sultan was married to Damat Abdülkerim Pasha.

In September 1566, upon the death of his grandfather Suleiman the Magnificent, she came to Istanbul with his mother Nurbanu Sultan and sisters, and enjoyed great power in Topkapı Palace.

After the death of Hasan Agha in 1574, Şah Sultan married Damat Zal Mahmud Pasha, who might have been Şehzade Mustafa's executioner, altrough this is uncertain.

The union of Şah Sultan to Zal Mahmud is said to be a very happy one. They were suited to each another. It was said that, that they fell ill at the same time, lay in their deathbeds together, and expired at the same very moment. She died in September 1580, having had issue, one son and one daughter.

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