Sultan Suleiman Wife, Daughter, Sisters, Family


Sultan Suleiman Wife, Daughter, Sisters

Sultan Suleiman Wife, Daughter, Sisters Family

Sultan Suleiman I (The Magnificent) was the greatest ruler of the Ottoman Empire. He inherited the throne from his father Selim I (The Resolute) and reigned for 46 years.

Suleiman was the only heir of the Selim I. Selim reigned for only 8 years but he doubled the borders of Ottoman Empire in very short time. He focused on the Middle East and conquered the Palestine, Mecca, Medina and Egypt.

Suleiman’s Wives: Mahidevran & Hurrem Sultan

  • Suleiman First Wife: Mahidevran Sultan (Mother of Shahzade Mustafa)

Suleiman initially married to Mahidevran Sultan, when he was ruling the Manisa principality as a viceroy. Tradinionally, the crowned prince should be sent to this city to learn how to rule a state. Manisa principality had a small palace and army. Young Şehzade (Prince) was training for state administration.

Sultan Suleiman Wife, Sisters, Daughter on Tv Show

Sultan Suleiman Family

Sultan Suleiman TV Show Cast

  •  Suleiman Second Wife: Hurrem Sultan (Mother of Selim, Cihangir, Bayezid)

Roxelana was a slave girl from Ukraine. She was taken prisoner during the sack of her hometown by the pirates. She was sold to Ottoman Palace and became a concubine. Somehow she attract the attention of Sultan Suleiman and became his favourite lady. Later Suleiman fell in love with her and married her. It’s believed that Suleiman stayed monogamous after marrying with Roxelana.

Sultan Suleiman’s Wife Hurrem Sultan (aka Roxelana)


Hurrem Sultan

  • Sultan Suleiman Daughter Mihrimah Sultan (Married to Rustem Pasha)

Mihrimah was the beloved daughter of Hürem Sultan and Suleiman. She has a strong influence in the Harem administration. (As Harem was lead by women) She and her mother’s influence increased when she married to the Grand Vizier (Prime minister) Rüstem Pasha.

Sultan Suleiman’s Daughter Mihrimah Sultan

Sultan Suleiman Daughter

Mihrimah Sultan

  • Sultan Suleiman’s Sister Hatice Sultan (Married to Ibrahim Pasha)

Hatice Sultan was the most favourite sister of Sultan Suleiman. The names of the other sisters were, Beyhan Sultan and Şahsultan. However Suleiman always treated Hatice Sultan with love and respect.

She lived close to him especially after marrying with his best friend Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha. Ibrahim Pasha became the Grand Vizier and he is given a palace next to Sultanahmet’s Hippodrome area.

Hatice Sultan and Ibahim Pasha lived there for long years. Until the unfortunate end of Ibrahim Pasha’s life. He was executed with the accusation of treason.

Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent and Hurrem Sultan Painting

Sultan Suleiman Wife

Sultan Suleiman and Hurrem Sultan

Architect Sinan – Built Suleymaniye Mosque and Tomb of Hurrem & Suleiman

Mimar Sinan was the chief architect in the Ottoman palace during the reign of Sultan Suleiman. He served to royal family for long years and built many mosques for them.

Sultan Suleiman The MagnificentSuleymaniye Mosque

Hürrem Sultan (Roxelana) – Hürrem Sultan Complex

Şehzade Mehmed (Crown Prince) – Şehzade Mosque

Mihrimah Sultan – Mihrimah Sultan Mosques (Edirnekapı and Üsküdar)

Where Are Tombs of Suleiman, Hurrem, Shahzade Mehmed, Mihrimah?

Sultan Suleiman, Hurrem Sultan and Mihrimah Sultan are resting in Suleymaniye Mosque Complex in Istanbul. Sehzade Mehmed is buried in Sehzade Mosque which is also known as Prince Mosque. Sehzade Mosque is located within walking distance from Suleymaniye Mosque.

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    Who is Fatma Sultan? Is she another sister?

    • Serhat Engül

      Serhat Engül

      Yes she is the youngest sister of Sultan Suleiman.

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