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Meḥmed Pas̲h̲a, Rūm
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or Rūmī (d. 883/1478), Ottoman Grand Vizier.

Being of ḳul status, his origins, whether Greek or Albanian, are obscure. Sultan Meḥemmed II [q.v.] admitted him into his intimate circle after the unsuccessful Albanian campaign of 870/1466 during which Meḥmed Pas̲h̲a became Second Vizier. In 1468/872 he joined the campaign against Ḳaramān [see ḳaramān-og̲h̲ullari̊ ], during which he manifested his rivalry with the Grand Vizier Maḥmūd Pas̲h̲a [q.v.]. Instead of him, Meḥmed Pas̲h̲a was charged with the deportation of selected members of the populations of the cities of Ḳaramān, Ḳonya [q.v…

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Groot, A.H. de, “Meḥmed Pas̲h̲a, Rūm”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 22 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5137>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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