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Meḥmed Pas̲h̲a, Yegen
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, Gümrükčü (d. 1158/1745), Ottoman Grand Vizier.

Son of a sister of the then influential statesman Defterdār Kel Yūsuf Efendi (hence the surname “Nephew”), he was born in Antalya and began public life as a Mültezim in the region of his origin. He went to Istanbul to take up a career in the secretarial service, becoming a k̲h̲ad̲j̲egān . From 1140/1728 to 1141/1729 he was Commissioner of the Customs of Istanbul ( Gümrük Emīni ). Around 1144/1732 he became Ḳapu-Ketk̲h̲udāsi̊ of the Beglerbegi of Erzurum, Topal ʿOt̲h̲mān Pas̲h̲a, as well. In 1145/1733 he acquired the post of Mewḳūfātči̊ and la…

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Groot, A.H. de, “Meḥmed Pas̲h̲a, Yegen”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 21 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5141>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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