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Aḥmad Pas̲h̲a
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, Ottoman governor of Bag̲h̲dād, son of Ḥasan Pas̲h̲a [q.v.], also governor of Bag̲h̲dād. In 1715 he was appointed governor of S̲h̲ahrizūr and Kirkūk, and subsequently of Baṣra; in 1719 he was made vizier. After the death of his father (at the beginning of 1724) he was appointed governor of Bag̲h̲dād and charged with the continuation of the expedition undertaken by the former against the Persians. In the spring of 1724 he took Hamadān, and although he was defeated (owing to the desertion of the Kurdish c…

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Baysun, M. Cavid, “Aḥmad Pas̲h̲a”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 22 March 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0414>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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