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Ali Aziz Efendi
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Giritli Ali Aziz Efendi (Giridli ʿAlī ʿAzīz Efendi, 1162/1748 or 1749–1213/1798), an Ottoman diplomat and writer, was born in Candia (Turk. Kandiye; Gr. Heraklion), Crete. Following the death of his wealthy father—Tahmisçi Mehmed Efendi (Taḥmīṣci Meḥmed Efendi), the defterdar (defterdār) of Crete—Ali Aziz Efendi squandered his inheritance and moved to Istanbul. Constrained to enter the service of the state, he became muhassıl (muḥaṣṣil, tax collector) of Chios and later an official in charge of selling property in Belgrade (c. 1206–8/1792–4). He was appoin…

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de Bruijn, Petra, “Ali Aziz Efendi”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 01 April 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_23307>
First published online: 2009
First print edition: 9789004181311, 2009, 2009-4

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