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Meḥmed Pas̲h̲a, Melek
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, Dāmād (1131-1216/1719-1802), Ottoman Grand Vizier under Sultan Selīm III [q.v.].

He was the son of Bosnali̊ Ḵh̲od̲j̲a Süleymān Pas̲h̲a, Vizier and Ḳapudān-i̊ dervā in 1126/1714 and 1130/1718 till his death in 1133/1721. Born in Istanbul, he followed his father’s footsteps in a naval career, becoming commander ( Deryā begi) in 1736, Tersāne ketk̲h̲üdāsi̊ and Ḳapudān-i̊ deryā himself (1165-8/1752-5). Sultan Muṣṭafā III (1171-87/1757-74) appointed him Nis̲h̲ānd̲j̲i̊ , and married him to the Princess Zeyneb ʿĀṣi̊ma Sulṭān, a daughter of Aḥmed III (1757) (cf. A.D. Alderson, The str…

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Groot, A.H. de, “Meḥmed Pas̲h̲a, Melek”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 07 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5133>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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