Karamani Mehmed Paşa
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Karamani Mehmed (Qaramānī Meḥmed) Paşa (d. 886/1481) was an Ottoman grand vizier, poet, and historian. He was born in Konya, and was descendant of the mystic Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī (d. 672/1273) (Sehi Beg, 117). He was a protégé of Grand Vizier Mahmud (Maḥmūd) Paşa (d. 878/1474), whom he served as an advisor and as professor (müderris) in his medrese (madrasa) in Istanbul. He served Sultan Mehmed (Meḥmed) II (r. 848–50/1444–6 and 855–86/1451–81) as vizier from 862/1458 and became nişancı (nişāncı, the head of the chancery of the Ottoman imperial council) in 869/1464, before bei…

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Stavrides, Theoharis, “Karamani Mehmed Paşa”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 15 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_33026>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 9789004356627, 2017, 2018-1

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