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Süleymān Pas̲h̲a, Malaṭyali̊
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, Dāmād , Silāḥdār , Ḳod̲j̲a , (ca. 1016-98/1607-87), Ottoman Grand Vizier under Sultan Meḥemmed IV [q.v.].

Born in Malaṭya [q.v.] of non-Muslim parents, possibly Armenians, he was educated in the dews̲h̲irme [q.v.] establishment of the Ibrāhīm Pas̲h̲a palace at Istanbul upon the instigation of his relative, the Ḳapu Ag̲h̲asi̊ [q.v.] Ismāʿīl Ag̲h̲a, and made his career in the palace service (see enderūn ). From being Dülbend ag̲h̲a , he became Miftāḥ s̲h̲āgirdi in the Seferli odasi̊ and the K̲h̲āṣṣ oda [q.v.], and in 1050/1640 became Silāḥdār [q.v.] to the sultan. Six months later…

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Groot, A.H. de, “Süleymān Pas̲h̲a, Malaṭyali̊”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 09 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_7174>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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