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Meḥmed Pas̲h̲a, Lālā
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, S̲h̲āhīnog̲h̲lu , Bosnali̊ (d. 1015/1606, Ottoman Grand Vizier.

Born in Jajce as a descendant of the Bosnian S̲h̲āhinog̲h̲ullari̊ family, he was related to Ṣoḳollu Meḥmed Pas̲h̲a [q.v.]. Taken into Ottoman service as a dews̲h̲irme [q.v.] boy, he was educated in the so-called Palace School [see enderūn ]. During those years he was probably engaged in giving lessons in fighting to one or more Ottoman princes, hence his surname of Lālā “tutor”. Lālā Meḥmed successively held the court functions of Pes̲h̲kīr ag̲h̲asi̊ , Küčük Mīr Āk̲h̲ūr and Büyük Mīr Āk̲h̲ūr and left the palace servic…

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Groot, A.H. de, “Meḥmed Pas̲h̲a, Lālā”, 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_5132>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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