Aḥmad Wafīḳ Pas̲h̲a
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, ( aḥmed wefīḳ pas̲h̲a ), Ottoman statesman and leading Turkish Turcologist, born 23 S̲h̲awwāl 1238/6 July 1823, died at Istanbul 22 S̲h̲aʿbān 1308/2 April 1891. He came of a family of interpreters, grandson of Bulgar-zāde Yaḥyā Nād̲j̲ī, a dragoman of the Porte converted to Islam, of rūmī origin according to the historian S̲h̲ānī-zāde ʿAṭā Allāh Efendi, of Jewish origin according to A. D. Mordtmann. Aḥmed Wefīḳ accompanied his father Rūḥ al-Dīn Meḥmed Efendi, the Turkish chargé d’affaires in Paris, studied for three years at the Lycée Saint…

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Deny, J., “Aḥmad Wafīḳ 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 10 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0426>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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