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Murād Pas̲h̲a, Ḳuyud̲j̲u
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, Ḳod̲j̲a , (ca. 928-1020/ca. 1520-1611), Ottoman Grand Vizier under Sultan Aḥmed I.

A dews̲h̲irme [q.v.] boy of Croat origin, he received his education in the imperial palace. His career began under patronage of Maḥmūd Pas̲h̲a, the beglerbegi of Yemen and Egypt. Between 1560 and 1565 he was the latter’s ketk̲h̲udā . In Egypt, Murād also held the office of amīr al-ḥad̲j̲d̲j̲ . which opened the way to public high office. In 983/1576 Murād (Pasha) became beglerbegi of Yemen himself for about four years. Dismissed in 988/1580 because of corruption, he was summoned to the c…

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Groot, A.H. de, “Murād Pas̲h̲a, Ḳuyud̲j̲u”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 28 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5536>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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