15 October 1869
Sochi, North Caucasus
|Died||12 December 1938 (aged 69)|
|Issue||Şehzade Ömer Hilmi|
|House||Ottoman (by marriage)|
In 1864, during the ethnic cleansing of Circassians, she had been brought to Istanbul as a young child, where her father entrusted to the imperial harem. Her name according to the custom of the Ottoman court was changed to Mihrengiz.
Mihrengiz married Mehmed as his second wife, when he had been a prince. On 2 March 1886, at the age of sixteen she gave birth to her only son, Şehzade Ömer Hilmi in the Veliahd Palace. On 27 April 1909, after Mehmed's accession to the throne, she was given the title of "Second Consort".
In 1912, the "Hilal-i Ahmer Centre for Women" was organized within the "Ottoman Hilal-i Ahmer Association", a foundation established in 1877 to provide medical care in Istanbul and surrounding communities. Mihrengiz was a member of this organization.
Safiye Ünüvar, a teacher at the Palace School, whom she met in 1915, noted in her memoirs that unlike the other wives, Mihrengiz was slim, while the others were quite heavier. This was because she had been suffering from illness from the past few years.
Last years and death
In 1924 they went into exile and settled in Alexandria. Her son suffered from a stroke and died soon after settling in Alexandria. She died on 12 December 1938 at Alexandria and was buried in the Mausoleum of the Egyptian prince Omar Tusun Pasha.
Mihrengiz and Mehmed had one son:
- Şehzade Ömer Hilmi (Veliahd Palace, Istanbul, 2 March 1886 – Alexandria, Egypt, 6 April 1935, buried in Ömer Tosun Pasha Mausoleum);
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