[ANSTHRLD] Re:Nurbanu

Kathleen O'Brien kobrien at bmc.com
Wed Jul 9 17:58:40 PDT 2003

>> So, one more question.  I've only been able to find the one person
>> named Nurbanu (so far) and am wondering if that would keep me from
>> being able to register is, since it might be considered a "unique"
>> name.  Or do you think I might be able to go ahead and try?
>A few questions come to mind: what language and culture was that
>again?  What time period?  Who was Nurbanu -- a random laundress that
>happened to come to the attention of a chronicler, or the greatest
>queen Ruritania ever had?  For languages and cultures for which we
>have little knowledge, we tend to give more leeway.

All discussed earlier in this thread.  Nurbanu was the name of a Valide
Sultan - the mother of Sultan Murad III (reigned 1574-1595), and the name
is Turkish.  


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