Dāwūd Pas̲h̲a
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, first Ottoman mutaṣarrif (governor) of Mount Lebanon (1861-1868). He was an Armenian Catholic, born in Constantinople in March 1816. He spent his early years with a French family at Galata; later he married an English wife whom he abandoned before being appointed mutaṣarrif. He began his public career as an attaché to the Ottoman Embassy in Berlin, serving next as Ottoman consul general in Vienna. Transferred back to Constantinople, he held several posts in the Ministry of Interior. In 1857 he was put in charge of the government publications; and in the following ye…

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Salibi, K.S., “Dāwūd 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 20 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_1761>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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