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Meḥmed Pas̲h̲a, Gürd̲j̲ü
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, Ḵh̲ādi̊m (I) (d. 1035/1626), Ottoman Grand Vizier.

Of Georgian origin, he served among the white eunuchs of the imperial harem under Sultan Meḥemmed III [q.v.] (1003-12/1595-1603). He was appointed Ḵh̲āṣṣ-Oda Bas̲h̲i̊ by Sultan Aḥmed I shortly after his accession (2 S̲h̲aʿbān 1012/4 January 1604). Around Rabīʿ II 1013/September 1604, Ḵh̲ādi̊m Meḥmed Ag̲h̲a was given the rank of Third Vizier in the Dīwān , but already on the 27 Rabīʿ II/22 September was appointed beglerbegi of Egypt. He was able to restore order in that province and punished the rebels among the Ottoman regular troops ( ḳ…

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Groot, A.H. de, “Meḥmed Pas̲h̲a, Gürd̲j̲ü”, 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 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5127>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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