Ottoman Glamour

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Niloufer Farhat Begum Sahiba (January 4, 1916 – June 12, 1989) was one of the last princesses of the Ottoman Empire. She was married to the second son of the last Nizam of Hyderabad in India.

Niloufer Farhat Begum Sahiba (January 4, 1916 – June 12, 1989) was one of the last princesses of the Ottoman Empire. She was married to the second son of the last Nizam of Hyderabad in India.

Niloufer Farhat Begum Sahiba (b January 4, 1916) was one of the last princesses of the Ottoman Empire. She was married to the second son of the last Nizam of Hyderabad in India Moazzam Jah. She was judged one of the 10 most beautiful women in the world. She died in Paris on June 12, 1989. - ♥ Rhea Khan

Niloufer Farhat Begum Sahiba (b January 4, 1916) was one of the last princesses of the Ottoman Empire. She was married to the second son of the last Nizam of Hyderabad in India Moazzam Jah. She was judged one of the 10 most beautiful women in the world. She died in Paris on June 12, 1989. - ♥ Rhea Khan

1934 First official photograph of Asaf Jah VIII, with his mother Dürrühshehvar, daughter of the last Ottoman caliph. He would have become Nizam of Hyderabad after the death of his grandfather Asaf Jah VII. He instead operated a sheep station in Western Australia

1934 First official photograph of Asaf Jah VIII, with his mother Dürrühshehvar, daughter of the last Ottoman caliph. He would have become Nizam of Hyderabad after the death of his grandfather Asaf Jah VII. He instead operated a sheep station in Western Australia

Rare photo of Sultan Abdualhameed the last of the Ottoman Empire Sultans

Rare photo of Sultan Abdualhameed the last of the Ottoman Empire Sultans

Princess Fatma Neslişah Sultan, Princess Imperial of the Ottoman Empire and Princess of Egypt, her husband Prince Muhammad Abdel Moneim and the children Prince Sultanzade Abbas Hilmi Abdulmunim Beyefendi &  Princess İkbal Hilmi Abdulmunim Hanımsultan

Princess Fatma Neslişah Sultan, Princess Imperial of the Ottoman Empire and Princess of Egypt, her husband Prince Muhammad Abdel Moneim and the children Prince Sultanzade Abbas Hilmi Abdulmunim Beyefendi & Princess İkbal Hilmi Abdulmunim Hanımsultan

Princess Durri-Chechvar Sultane    Princess and daughter of Caliph Abdulmecid II  (born May 30, 1868, Constantinople, Ottoman Empire [now Istanbul, Tur.]—died Aug. 23, 1944, Paris, Fr.), was the last caliph and crown prince of the Ottoman dynasty of Turkey.

Princess Durri-Chechvar Sultane Princess and daughter of Caliph Abdulmecid II (born May 30, 1868, Constantinople, Ottoman Empire [now Istanbul, Tur.]—died Aug. 23, 1944, Paris, Fr.), was the last caliph and crown prince of the Ottoman dynasty of Turkey.

During the 16th and 17th centuries, there was a period of about 130 years when the Ottoman Empire was ruled or greatly influenced by the women of the harem. This period is called the Sultanate of Women and the reasons for their influence were the same as in many other countries of the time. The Emperors were either minors, incompetent to rule, or simply had great respect for their mothers as in the case of Suleiman the Magnificent and his mother Ayşe Hafsa Sultan.

During the 16th and 17th centuries, there was a period of about 130 years when the Ottoman Empire was ruled or greatly influenced by the women of the harem. This period is called the Sultanate of Women and the reasons for their influence were the same as in many other countries of the time. The Emperors were either minors, incompetent to rule, or simply had great respect for their mothers as in the case of Suleiman the Magnificent and his mother Ayşe Hafsa Sultan.

Victoria, Princess Royal, In A Turkish Costume by William Charles Ross (1794-1860)

William Charles Ross (1794 – 1860, English)

Victoria, Princess Royal, In A Turkish Costume by William Charles Ross (1794-1860)

'Portrait of a Turkish Lady with the Bosphorus in the Background' by Fausto Zonaro

'Portrait of a Turkish Lady with the Bosphorus in the Background' by Fausto Zonaro

alldeadprincesses:  Fehime Sultan (1875–1929), Princess of the Ottoman Empire

alldeadprincesses: Fehime Sultan (1875–1929), Princess of the Ottoman Empire

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