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Derwīs̲h̲ Meḥmed Pas̲h̲a
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, (c. 993 ?-1065/1585 ?-1655), Ottoman Grand Vizier, was of Čerkes (Circassian) origin. As ketk̲h̲udā of Ṭabāni̊ Yassi̊ Meḥmed Pas̲h̲a, Grand Vizier (1041-6/1632-7) in the reign of Sulṭān Murād IV (1032-49/1623-40), he shared in the Eriwān campaign of 1044-5/1635 against the Ṣafawīds of Persia and became thereafter Beglerbeg of S̲h̲ām, an appointment that he held, according to Ibn D̲j̲umʿa, in 1046/1636-7. At the time of Murād IV’s campaign against Bag̲h̲dād in 1048/1638 he was Beglerbeg of Diyārbekir, but in 104…

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Parry, V.J., “Derwīs̲h̲ Meḥmed 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 15 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_1802>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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