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Nīlūfer K̲h̲ātūn
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, wife of the Ottoman sultan Ork̲h̲an and mother of Murād I [q.vv.], apparently the Greek Nenuphar (i.e. Lotus-flower) (cf. J. von Hammer, GOR, i, 59), was the daughter of the lord of Yārḥiṣār (Anatolia, near Bursa; cf. Ḥād̲j̲d̲j̲ī K̲h̲alīfa, D̲j̲ihān-numā . 659) and according to one story was betrothed to the lord of Belokoma (Biled̲j̲ik). ʿOt̲h̲mān [q.v.], the founder of the dynasty which bears his name, is said to have kidnapped and carried her off in 699/1299 and to have destined her to be the wife of his son Ork̲h̲an [q.v.], then only 12 years old. Idrīs Bitlīsī, and following hi…

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Babinger, Fr., “Nīlūfer K̲h̲ātūn”, 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 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5912>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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