Ahmet Mithat Efendi

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Ahmet Mithat Efendi
Ahmet Mithat
Born 1844
İstanbul
Died December 28, 1913
İstanbul
Occupation Author

Ahmed Midhat (1844 — December 28, 1913) was an Ottoman journalist, writer, translator and publisher of the Tanzimat period. In his works, he was known as Ahmed Midhat Efendi, to distinguish him from the contemporary politician Ahmed Midhat Pasha. Ahmed Midhat Efendi took its name from Ahmed Midhat Pasha, as he worked for a time as an official and newspaper editor in Midhat Pasha's Vilayet of the Danube.

Politically, his orientation was more conservative, compared to writers such as Namık Kemal. He was a prolific writer, more than 250 of his works have survived. From 1878, he published the newspaper Tercüman-ı Hakikat (interpreter of truth).

In addition, he was a patron and teacher to Fatma Aliye, one of the most famous female Ottoman authors.

Selected works[edit]

  • Kıssadan Hisse (1870)
  • Letaif-i Rivayat (1870/1871)
  • Hasan Mellah (1874)
  • Felâtun Bey ile Rakım Efendi (1875)
  • Hüseyin Fellah (1875)
  • Vah! (1882)

References[edit]

This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.