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Aḥmad Rasmī
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Aḥmad Rasmī (Ahmed Resmi Efendi), Abū Kamāl Shihāb al-Dīn Aḥmad b. Ibrāhīm b. Aḥmad (1112–1197/1700–1783), was an Ottoman statesman, diplomat and chronicler. Born in Resmo (Rethymno), a city on the northern coast of Crete, he was known as Kirtī and Rasmī (Murādī, 1/73; Jawdat, 2/299; Thurayyā, 2/380). His date of birth is the subject of some debate, and is also recorded as 1106/1694 or 1695 (see Murādī, 1/73).

After studying in his birthplace, he travelled to Istanbul in 1146/1733 (Banarlı, 2/793; Thurayyā, 2/380), completing his …

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Dianat, Ali Akbar, Stephen Hirtenstein and Translated by Jawad Qasemi, “Aḥmad Rasmī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 02 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0221>
First published online: 2015

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