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Mesiḥ Meḥmed Pas̲h̲a
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, Ḵh̲ādim (ca. 901-98/ca. 1495-1589), Ottoman Grand Vizier under Sultan Murād III [q.v.].

Ḵh̲ādim Mesīḥ made his career as one of the white ag̲h̲as in the Sultan’s private household ( Enderun [q.v.]) at the time when their influence was still predominant in the palace. At the accession of Murād III (982/1574), he held the office of chief butler ( Ki̊lārd̲j̲i̊bas̲h̲i̊ ) He left the palace service to become Beglerbegi of Egypt. He governed that province for five years. His successful administration brought him the appointment as Third Vizier and the recall to Ista…

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Groot, A.H. de, “Mesiḥ Meḥmed Pas̲h̲a”, 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_5169>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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