Hadım Suleiman Pasha

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Hadım
Suleiman
Pasha
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
In office
April 1541 – 28 November 1544
Monarch Suleiman I
Preceded by Lütfi Pasha
Succeeded by Rüstem Pasha
Ottoman Governor of Egypt
In office
1537–1538
Preceded by Divane Hüsrev Pasha
Succeeded by Davud Pasha
In office
1525–1535
Preceded by Güzelce Kasım Pasha
Succeeded by Divane Hüsrev Pasha
Personal details
Born c. 1467
Died September 1547
Malkara, Ottoman Empire
Nationality Ottoman
Religion Christian, converted to Islam
Ethnicity Hungarian

Hadım Suleiman Pasha (Ottoman Turkish: خادم سلیمان پاشا; Turkish: Hadım Süleyman Paşa; c. 1467 – September 1547) was an Ottoman statesman and military commander. He was the (viceroy) of Ottoman Egypt in 1525–1535 and 1537–1538, and Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire between 1541 and 1544.[1] He was a Hungarian eunuch,[2] his epithet hadım meaning "eunuch" in Turkish.

As governor of Egypt, he was ordered by the sultan on an expedition to the Indian Ocean, where led the capture of Aden and the Siege of Diu in 1538.[2] Suleiman Pasha was a benefactor of his long-serving successor for Egyptian governorship, Davud Pasha (served 1538–1549), who he championed for the role to spite his rival and colleague, Rüstem Pasha.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Turkish State Archives
  2. ^ a b A military history of modern Egypt: from the Ottoman Conquest to the Ramadan War by Andrew James McGregor p.30 [1]
  3. ^ Giancarlo Casale (26 January 2010). The Ottoman Age of Exploration. Oxford University Press. pp. 87, 102. ISBN 978-0-19-979879-7. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Güzelce Kasım Pasha
Ottoman Governor of Egypt
1525–1535
Succeeded by
Divane Hüsrev Pasha
Preceded by
Divane Hüsrev Pasha
Ottoman Governor of Egypt
1537–1538
Succeeded by
Davud Pasha
Preceded by
Lütfi Pasha
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
April 1541 – 28 November 1544
Succeeded by
Rüstem Pasha