Concubinage
Concubinage is an interpersonal relationship in which a person engages in an ongoing sexual relationship with another person to whom they are not or cannot be married. The inability to marry may be du...
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Wu Zetian's Bold Move at the Spectacular Longmen Grottoes
The Longmen Grottoes remain one of the most sacred places in China. Which is why they were a perfect place for Wu Zetian, the country's first female ruler, to make a statement about her power. From: ...
Harem
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Harem
Harem ([haˈɾem], Turkish, from Arabic: حرم‎ ḥaram "forbidden place; sacrosanct, sanctum", related to حريم ḥarīm, "a sacred inviolable place; female members of the family" and حرام ḥarām, "fo...
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Seraglio
A seraglio (/səˈræljoʊ/ sə-RAL-yoh or /səˈrɑːljoʊ/ sə-RAHL-yoh) or serail is the sequestered living quarters used by wives and concubines in an Ottoman household. The term harem refers to the women t...
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Consort Chen Miaodeng
Consort Chen Miaodeng (陳妙登) was an imperial consort during the Chinese dynasty Liu Song. She was a concubine of Emperor Ming (Liu Yu), and during his reign, she carried the rank of Guifei (貴妃), which...
Ottoman concubines
This is a list of Consorts of the Ottoman sultans, the wives and concubines of the monarchs of the Ottoman Empire who ruled over the transcontinental empire from its inception in 1299 to its dissoluti...
Imperial Noble Consort Jingyi
Imperial Noble Consort Jingyi (Chinese: 敬懿皇贵妃) (1856–1932) née Heseri was an Imperial concubine of the Tongzhi Emperor.When the time came for Puyi to marry, Consort Jin and Dowager Consort Jingyi ...
Fragrant Concubine
The Fragrant Concubine (Chinese: 香妃; pinyin: Xiāngfēi; Uyghur: ئىپارخان / Iparxan / Ипархан) is a figure in Chinese legend who was taken as a consort by the Qianlong Emperor during the 18th ce...
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Mishil
Lady Mishil of Silla (미실, 美室; c. 546/548 - c. 612) is an historical figure in the Korean dynasty of Silla. According to the Hwarang Segi, an ancient historical record of the Hwarang (or flower boys) ...
Bilhah
In the Book of Genesis, Bilhah (בִּלְהָה "faltering; bashful", Standard Hebrew Bilha, Tiberian Hebrew Bilhâ) is Rachel's handmaid who becomes a wife of Jacob and bears him two sons, Dan and Naphtali.T...
Gülşah Sultan
Müveddet Kadınefendi (12 October 1893 - c. 1951) was born as the daughter of Kato Davut Bey Çıhcı and Ayşe Hanım. She was married to Ottoman Sultan Mehmed VI and was the mother of Şehzade Mehmed Ertuğ...
Lady Nijō
Lady Nijo (後深草院二条, Go-Fukakusain no Nijō) (1258 – after 1307) was a Japanese historical figure. She was a concubine of Emperor Go-Fukakusa from 1271 to 1283, and later became a Buddhist nun. A...
Yanagihara Naruko
Incorporates material translated from the corresponding article in the Japanese WikipediaYanagihara Naruko (Japanese: 柳原愛子), also known as Sawarabi no Tsubone (26 June 1859 – 16 October 1943) was a Ja...
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Pilegesh
Pilegesh (Hebrew: פילגש‎) is a Hebrew term for a concubine with similar social and legal standing to a recognized wife, often for the purpose of producing offspring.
The term pilegesh comes ...
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Empress Dowager Hu
Empress Dowager Hu (胡太后, personal name unknown) (died 17 May 528), formally Empress Ling (靈皇后, literally "the unattentive empress"), was an empress dowager of the Chinese dynasty Northern Wei. She wa...
Imperial Noble Consort Ronghui
Imperial Noble Consort Ronghui (Chinese: 荣惠皇贵妃) (1854–1933), née Silin Gioro, was an Imperial concubine of the Tongzhi Emperor.
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Consort Zhen
Consort Zhen (Chinese: 珍妃; pinyin: zhēn fēi) posthumously known as Imperial Noble Consort Keshun (Chinese: 恪顺皇贵妃), popularly, but incorrectly, known as the "Pearl Concubine", was a concubi...
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Pertevniyal Sultan
Pertevniyal Sultan Beşinci Kadınefendi, Partav-Nihâl or sometimes called as Besîme and Hasnâ (fully Devletlu İsmetlu Pertevniyal Valide Sultan Aliyyetü'ş-Şân Hazretleri; c. 1812 – 5 February 1883) was...
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Li Zhen (Tang Dynasty)
Li Zhen (李貞) (627 - October 12, 688), formally Prince Jing of Yue (越敬王), posthumously known during Wu Zetian's reign as Hui Zhen (虺貞), was an imperial prince of the Chinese dynasty Tang Dynasty who, a...
Handmaiden
A handmaiden (or handmaid) is a personal maid or female servant.
Düzd-i Dil Kadın Efendi
Düzdidil Hanımefendi (c. 1825 – 18 August 1845; fully: Devletlu Başikbal Düzdidil Hanımefendi Hazretleri; birth name, Ayşe Dişan, other names, Rüzidil, Rüsdil) was the wife of Sultan Abdülmecid I of t...
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The Mughal Harem
The Mughal Harem is a book by historian K. S. Lal published in 1988. It is an important study on the history and nature of the Mughal Harem. (ISBN 81-85179-03-4)The book is a study on the Mughal Harem...
Lady Saigō
Lady Saigō (西郷の局 or 西郷局, Saigō-no-Tsubone) (1552 – 1 July 1589), also known as Oai, was the first consort and trusted confidante of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the samurai lord who unified Japan at ...
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Chen Yuanyuan
Chen Yuanyuan (1624–1681) was a courtesan who lived during the late Ming and early Qing dynasties. She was the concubine of Wu Sangui, the Ming dynasty general who surrendered Shanhai Pass to the Man...
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Empress Dowager Cixi
Empress Dowager Cixi (Empress Dowager Tzu-hsi; Chinese: 慈禧太后; pinyin: Cíxǐ Tàihòu; Wade–Giles: Tz'u-hsi T'ai-hou; [tsʰǐɕì tʰâɪ̯ xɤ̂ʊ̯]; Manchu: Tsysi taiheo; 29 November 1835 – 15 November...
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