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Derwīs̲h̲ Meḥmed Pas̲h̲a
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(1142-91/1730-77), Ottoman Grand Vizier, son of Yag̲h̲li̊kči̊ (“oilcloth merchant”) Ḳadrī Ag̲h̲a, was born in Istanbul in 1142/1730. (References to his having been born in 1146/1733-4 are probably wrong.) Derwīs̲h̲ Meḥmed Efendi entered the service of the State as assistant seal-keeper to the defterdār (treasurer) Behd̲j̲et Efendi. He then became dewātdār (secretary or steward) of Nāʾīlī ʿAbdullah Pas̲h̲a, Silāḥdār ʿAlī Pas̲h̲a and Saʿīd Meḥmed Pas̲h̲a, in that order. Promoted defterdār kesedāri̊ (treasury cashier), he became finance clerk ( māliyye ted̲h̲kired̲j̲isi ) d…

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İA, “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 20 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_1803>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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