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Derwīs̲h̲ Meḥmed Pas̲h̲a
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(1178-1253/1765-1837), Ottoman Grand Vizier, son of Rüstem Ag̲h̲a from Anapoli (Nauplion) in Mora (Peloponnesus). He received his training as seal-keeper ( mühürdar ) of the Grand Vizier Aḥmed Pas̲h̲a, also of Peloponnesian origin, thanks to whose protection he was appointed mīr-i mirān (Pas̲h̲a of the second class) and sand̲j̲aḳ-beyi . He became later taxcollector ( muḥaṣṣil ) of the liwā of Ḥamīd, while in 1232/1817 he served as mutaṣarrif (with the rank of wezīr or Pas̲h̲a) of K̲h̲udāwendigār, Eskis̲h̲ehir and Ḳod̲j̲a-ili. The most influential functionary in the E…

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Baysun, M. Cavid, “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 16 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_1804>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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