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Aḥmed Ḥilmī
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Efendi , 19th century Turkish translator. Born in Üsküdar, he was trained in the language chamber [see terd̲j̲üme odasi̊ ] of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and subsequently held a number of official appointments. He is mentioned as having been Ottoman Consul in Tabrīz and a member of the Embassy in Tehrān, and in 1876 was elected a deputy in the first Ottoman parliament. He died in 1878 of typhus, contracted while caring for refugees from the Russo-Turkish war, and was buried at the Karacaahmet cemetery in Üsküdar.

Aḥmed Ḥilmī played a pioneer role as a translator of books on h…

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Lewis, B., “Aḥmed Ḥilmī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 05 August 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_2870>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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