Luṭfī Pas̲h̲a
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b. ʿAbd al-Muʿīn , Ottoman statesman and Grand Vizier, probably an Albanian by origin, born ca. 893/1488 (see M. T. Gökbilgin, İA , art. Lutfî Paşa ).

As a dewshirme [q.v.] youth, he entered Bāyezīd II’s [q.v.] ḥarem-i k̲h̲āṣṣ , where he received a thorough education in the Islamic sciences. He held the post of čuḳadār before the accession of Selīm I [q.v.], when he graduated ( ṭas̲h̲ra čiḳmaḳ ) as a müteferriḳa with 50 aḳčes [q.v.] daily, and then held in turn the posts of čas̲h̲nīgīr bas̲h̲i̊ [q.v.], ḳapud̲j̲i̊ bas̲h̲i̊ and mīr-i ʿalem . His first appointment to service outside the Pa…

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Imber, C.H., “Luṭfī 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_4704>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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