Fuʾād Pas̲h̲a
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, Kečed̲j̲i-zāde Meḥmed , five times Ottoman Foreign Minister and twice Grand Vizier, was born in Istanbul in 1815, the son of the poet ʿIzzet Molla [q.v.]. Upon his father’s exile to Sivas in 1829 Fuʾād switched from the usual theological curriculum to the new medical school, where he learned French, the key to his future career. From 1834-5 he spent three years as an army doctor in Tripoli in Africa; but since the Porte’s diplomatic business was rapidly increasing, his French gained Fuʾād appointment to the Translation…

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Davison, R.H., “Fuʾād 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 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_2395>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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