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Ṣafi̇yye Wāli̇de Sulṭān
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(Cecilia Baffo), Ottoman queen mother, born in Venice in 1550, died in 1014/1605.

The daughter of the Italian Baffo, governor of Corfu, when she was fourteen years old, while travelling between Venice and Corfu on the Adriatic Sea, she was captured by Ottoman pirates. On account of her beauty, she was taken to the palace of prince Murād, grandson of Süleymān and governor of the sand̲j̲aḳ of Manisa. In the Manisa palace, she became a Muslim, learned Turkish and was trained in palace manners. In 972/1565, she was presented to Murād, She gave birth in 973/1566 …

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Balim, Çİğdem, “Ṣafi̇yye Wāli̇de Sulṭān”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 04 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_6452>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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