Haseki Mehmed Pasha

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Haseki Mehmed Pasha (also known as Mehmed Pasha Haseki or Mehmed Pasha Abu'l-Nur; fl. 1648–1661) was an Ottoman statesman and administrator. He served as the Ottoman governor of Damascus Eyalet (1650–52, 1656),[1][2][3] Egypt Eyalet (1652–56),[1][3][4][5][6] Baghdad Eyalet (1656–59),[1][6] and Aleppo Eyalet (1659–61).[1][6]

Background[edit]

Mehmed Pasha was educated in the Enderun palace school.[1][6]

Governorships[edit]

In July 1650, Mehmed Pasha became a vizier and was appointed the governor of Damascus Eyalet of the Ottoman Empire for the first time.[6] On September 9, 1652, he was appointed the governor of Egypt Eyalet, a post he held until May 1656.[6] One month after leaving the post, in June 1656, he was appointed the governor of Damascus a second time, but only held the post for three months, being dismissed in September.[6] That fall, in October or November 1656, he was made the governor of Baghdad Eyalet.[6] In late summer 1659, he became the governor of Aleppo Eyalet, but was dismissed in June 1661 by sultan Mehmed IV for minting too much coinage and thus causing inflation.[1][6]

While governor of Egypt, he had a mosque built in the vicinity.[1][7] He was known by the local Egyptians as Abu'l-Nur, or "the father of light," for restoring buildings and whitewashing them.[6][8]

Also while governor of Baghdad, Mehmed Pasha sequenced works of diwan poetry.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Mehmed Paşa Haseki." Hakkında Bilgi -. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Oct. 2013. [1].
  2. ^ Server Rifat İskit (1960). Resemli-haritalı mufassal Osmanlı tarihi. İskit Yayını. pp. 2041, 2066, 2070. 
  3. ^ a b Mustafa Naima (1969). Naîmâ târihi. Z. Danışman Yayınevi. p. 2356. 
  4. ^ ثريا، محمد; Ali Aktan (1998). Sicill-i Osmanî, yahud, Tezkire-i meşâhir-i Osmâniyye. Sebil Yayınevi. p. 354. 
  5. ^ ʻĪsā-zāde (1996). ʻÎsâ-zâde târı̂hi: metin ve tahlı̂l. İstanbul Fetih Cemiyeti. pp. 43, 68. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Mehmet Süreyya (1996) [1890], Nuri Akbayar; Seyit A. Kahraman, eds., Sicill-i Osmanî (in Turkish), Beşiktaş, Istanbul: Türkiye Kültür Bakanlığı and Türkiye Ekonomik ve Toplumsal Tarih Vakfı, p. 1687 
  7. ^ Emine Uyumaz; Süleyman Kızıltoprak; İslam Tarih, Sanat ve Kültürünü Araştırma Vakfı (2005). Prof. Dr. Ramazan Şeşen armağanı. Islâm Tarih, Sanat ve Kültürünü Araştırma Vakfı. p. 254. ISBN 978-975-7874-19-5. 
  8. ^ Michael Winter (14 January 2004). Egyptian Society Under Ottoman Rule, 1517-1798. Taylor & Francis. p. 34. ISBN 978-0-203-16923-0. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Hadım Abdurrahman Pasha
Ottoman Governor of Egypt
1652–1656
Succeeded by
Halıcı Damadı Mustafa Pasha