Tayyarzade Ata Bey
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Tayyarzade Ata Bey (Ṭayyār-zāde ʿAṭāʾallah Aḥmad Beg), an Ottoman historian and poet, was born in Istanbul in 1225/1810. He was the son of a palace official, Tayyar (Ṭayyār, d. 1248–9/1833), who was a head lala (lālā, tutor to young princes).

Ata Bey was appointed as a clerk at Tophane (Ṭopkhāne, the state’s main ordnance factory) in 1240/1824. The following year, in 1241/1825, he was assigned to the imperial larder (Kiler-i hassa/kilār-ı khaṣṣa) at the palace, by order of Sultan Mahmud (Maḥmūd) II (r. 1223–55/1808–39). In 1249/1834, …

Cite this page
Erdoğdu, A. Teyfur, “Tayyarzade Ata Bey”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 18 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_25004>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 9789004282131, 2015, 2015-4



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