Ri̊ḍwān Pas̲h̲a
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, a 10th/16th-century Ottoman beylerbeyi (governor) of Yemen largely responsible for the collapse of Ottoman authority there during 974-6/1566-8. He was the son of Muṣṭafā Pas̲h̲a Ḳara S̲h̲āhīn [q.v.], a previous governor of Yemen (963-7/1556-60), and the brother of Bahrām Pas̲h̲a, a later one (977-83/1570-5). When appointed to Yemen in Rabīʿ- II 972/November 1564, he was sand̲j̲aḳ beyi of G̲h̲azza.

Ri̊ḍwān, who reached Yemen in Ṣafar 973/September 1565, served only briefly before, on the recommendation of Maḥmūd Pas̲h̲a [q.v.], his predecessor and the governor of Egypt a…

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Blackburn, J.R., “Ri̊ḍwān 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 16 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0922>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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