Kenʿān Pas̲h̲a
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, also called Ṣari̊ K. Pas̲h̲a, an Ottoman Grand Admiral. He was a Russian (? Circassian) by birth and came as a slave into the service of Baḳi̊rd̲j̲i Aḥmad Pas̲h̲a, Ottoman governor of Egypt. On the latter’s execution he was taken by Sulṭān Murād IV into the Serai and educated there. He was promoted to be Ag̲h̲a of the stirrup-holders (Rikiāb-dār ag̲h̲asi) (Chronicle of Wed̲j̲īhī, fol. 91b of the Vienna MS.), became a favourite of Sulṭān Ibrāhīm after his accession (Febr., 1640) and married his daughter ʿĀtike Sulṭāne. He was at the same time appointed third …

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Babinger, Franz, “Kenʿān Pas̲h̲a”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 19 October 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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