Ahmed Midhat Efendi
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Ahmed Midhat Efendi (Aḥmed Midḥat Efendi, 1260–1331/1844–1912), an Ottoman writer, journalist, and essayist, was born in Istanbul. His father Süleyman Ağa was a merchant and mother Nefise Hanım was a tailor. He began his career as a bureaucrat, in Rusçuk (Ruse), Bulgaria, in 1864. Four years later, he attracted the attention of his famous namesake Ahmed Şefik Midhat Paşa (Aḥmed Şefīq Midḥat Pasha, 1822–84), who had just reformed the administration of the Danube (Tuna, Ṭūna) province. Ahmed Midhat …

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Okay, Cüneyd, “Ahmed Midhat Efendi”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 11 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_23828>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: 9789004225442, 2012, 2012-2

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