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Meḥmed Pas̲h̲a, Gürd̲j̲ü
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(II) (d. 1076/1666), Ottoman Grand Vizier.

Having been a slave (but not an eunuch) of Ḳod̲j̲a Sinān Pas̲h̲a [q.v.], he entered the palace service, beginning as an apprentice in the kitchen ( maṭbak̲h̲ emīnliǧi ) department. By Ḏj̲umādā II 1023/July 1614, he reached the rank of a d̲j̲ebed̲j̲i bas̲h̲i̊ . While on campaign with Öküz Meḥmed Pas̲h̲a [q.v.] in the East, he was appointed čawus̲h̲ bas̲h̲i̊ [q.v.] in Ḏh̲u ’l-Ḳaʿda 1026/November 1617. In Rabīʿ I 1029/February 1620 he was made ḳapi̊d̲j̲i̊ , bas̲h̲i̊ , in which function he participated in Sultan ʿOt̲h̲mān II’s Ḵh̲otin ca…

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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 14 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5128>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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