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Meḥmed Pas̲h̲a, Čerkes
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(d. 1034/1625), Ottoman Grand Vizier.

Educated in the palace school or Enderūn [q.v.], he reached the rank of silāḥdār and left the palace with the appointment of Beglerbegi of Damascus. In 1621 he is mentioned as the fifth Ḳubbe Wezīri̊ (Nāʿīmā, Taʾrīk̲h̲ , Istanbul 1280, ii, 208). Upon the execution of the Grand Vizier Kemānkes̲h̲ ʿAlī Pas̲h̲a [q.v.] (14 Ḏj̲umādā II 1033/3 April 1624), Murād IV [q.v.] forced him to accept the appointment of himself as successor. Čerkes Meḥmed Pas̲h̲a thus became commander-in-chief of the army sent to suppress the revolt of Abāzā Meḥmed Pas̲h̲a [see abāzā…

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Groot, A.H. de, “Meḥmed Pas̲h̲a, Čerkes”, 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 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5125>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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