Mihrimah Sultan (b. 1522, Istanbul – d. 25 January 1578, Istanbul) was the daughter of the Ottoman Sultan Süleyman I and his wife Hürrem Sultan. He was born in 1522 as the first child of Ottoman Sultan Süleyman I and his wife Hürrem Sultan after Mehmed. Two years after the birth of Mihrimah Sultan, Hürrem Sultan, the other child of Suleiman I, who would take his place after his death, II. He gave birth to Selim.
Mihrimah Sultan Youth years
He was married to Diyarbekir Beylerbeyi Rüstem Pasha at the age of 1539 in 17. The wedding ceremony was celebrated with feasts at Horse Square, together with the circumcision wedding of two younger brothers Bayezid and Cihangir. Rüstem Pasha became the Grand Vizier after this marriage and served as an uninterrupted grand vizier between 1544 and 1561, except for a period of 2 years. From this marriage, a girl was born in 1541. Later, in 1545, Murat brought the Bey and Mehmet in 1547.
Mihrimah Sultan had a lot of say in state affairs throughout his life. It is even said that he promised to build 400 ships with his own money to persuade his father to organize flights to Malta. Like his mother Hürrem Sultan, king of Lehistan II. Zygmunt made correspondence with August. He had a great fortune. Between 1540 and 1548, Mimar Sinan built a large complex in the Üsküdar district of Istanbul, consisting of the mosque Üsküdar İskele Mosque, madrasah, primary school and hospital. In addition, between 1562 and 1565, Mimar Sinan built the Mihrimah Sultan Mosque and its complex, consisting of a mosque, fountain, bath and madrasah, in the Edirnekapı district of Istanbul.
After his mother died in 1558, he played the consulting role that his mother played for his father. His brother II, who took his place after his father died in 1566. He continued his counseling during Selim's reign. Since their mother, Hürrem Sultan, was dead, she played the role of a Valide Sultan for her brother.
The last years
Mihrimah Sultan in 1578 his nephew (brother's son) III. He died during the reign of Murat and was buried next to his father in the tomb of his father, Suleyman I in Suleymaniye Mosque.
Its place in popular culture
While he was played by Özlem Çınar in the television series Hürrem Sultan, produced in 2003, he was played by Pelin Karahan in the Magnificent Century series published between 2011-2014.