Čig̲h̲āla-Zāde (d̲j̲ig̲h̲āla-zāde) Yūsuf Sinān Pās̲h̲ā
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(c. 1545-1605), also known as Čag̲h̲al (Ḏj̲ag̲h̲āl)-og̲h̲lu, belonged to the Genoese house of Cicala. He was born at Messina in Sicily and received the Christian name Scipione Cicala. His father, the Visconte di Cicala, was, according to Gerlach, a "corsair" in the service of Spain, while his mother is said (cf. L’Ottomanno , of L. Soranzo) to have been "Turca da Castelnuovo". The Visconte and his son, captured at sea by Muslim corsairs in 968/1561 (some of the sources give the year as 967/1560), were taken first to Tripoli in North Africa and t…

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Parry, V.J., “Čig̲h̲āla-Zāde (d̲j̲ig̲h̲āla-zāde) Yūsuf Sinān Pās̲h̲ā”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 20 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_1614>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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