Hadım Hafız Ahmed Pasha

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Not to be confused with Hafız Ahmed Pasha.

Hadım Hafız Ahmed Pasha (usually referred to as Hafız Ahmed Pasha; died November 3, 1613[1]) was an Ottoman statesman who served as the governor of Egypt from 1590 or 1591 to 1594.[1][2] Previously, he had served as governor (beylerbey) of Cyprus, and he became a vizier along with his appointment to Egypt.[1] After Egypt, he became the governor of Bursa from 1594 to 1595. His epithet Hadım means "eunuch" in Turkish.

He commanded the victorious Ottoman forces during sultan Mehmed III's siege of Eger in 1606.[3] After a string of various government and military roles,[3] Ahmed Pasha retired in 1607 or 1608. He died on November 3, 1613.[1][4]

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  1. ^ a b c d Mehmed Şevket Eygi (2003). Yakın tarihimizde câmi kıyımı. Tarih ve İbret Yayınları. p. 317. 
  2. ^ Mehmet Süreyya Bey; Ali Aktan; Ayhan Öztürk; Ramazan Tosun, Mustafa Keskin (1996). Tezkire-i meşâhir-i Osmaniyye. Sebil Yayınevi. p. 104. 
  3. ^ a b İsmail E. Erünsal (2008). Osmanlı vakıf kütüphaneleri: tarihî gelişimi ve organizasyonu. Türk Tarih Kurumu. p. 150. ISBN 978-975-16-2051-4. 
  4. ^ İstanbul Üniversitesi. Tarih Enstitüsü (1976). Tarih Enstitüsü dergisi. İstanbul Üniversitesi, Edebiyat Fakültesi, Tarih Enstitüsü. p. 325. 
  • Süreyya, Bey M, Nuri Akbayar, and Seyit A. Kahraman. Sicill-i Osmanî. Beşiktaş, İstanbul: Kültür Bakanlığı ile Türkiye Ekonomik ve Toplumsal Tarih Vakfı'nın ortak yayınıdır, 1996. Print.
Political offices
Preceded by
Kara Üveys Pasha (de)
Ottoman Governor of Egypt
1590–1594
Succeeded by
Kurd Mehmed Pasha