ḳh̲od̲j̲a Isḥāḳ Efendi
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, Ottoman mathematician and engineer in Maḥmūd II’s reign. He was born at Arta in the province of Janina (Yanya) in 1774 (?), the son of a Jew converted to Islam (Faik Resit Unat’s thesis in Başhoca Isḥāk Efendi ( Bell , xxviii (1964), 89-115) that Ḵh̲od̲j̲a Isḥāḳ Efendi and Sulṭān-zāde Isḥāḳ Bey, the favourite of Selīm III, were the same person is far from convincing). After the death of his father he came to Istanbul, where he studied mathematics privately and learned various Oriental and Western languages. Appointed instructor ( Ḵh̲od̲j̲a ) of mathematics at the Military School of …

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Kuran, E., “ḳh̲od̲j̲a Isḥāḳ Efendi”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 18 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3619>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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