Hersekzade Ahmed Pasha

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Hersekzade / HersekliDamat
Ahmed
Pasha
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
In office
1497–1498
Monarch Bayezid II
Preceded by Koca Davud Pasha
Succeeded by Çandarlı Ibrahim Pasha the Younger
In office
1503–1506
Monarch Bayezid II
Preceded by Hadım Ali Pasha
Succeeded by Hadım Ali Pasha
In office
1511–1511
Monarch Bayezid II
Preceded by Hadım Ali Pasha
Succeeded by Koca Mustafa Pasha
In office
1512 – November 28, 1514
Monarch Selim I
Preceded by Koca Mustafa Pasha
Succeeded by Dukakinzade Ahmed Pasha
In office
September 8, 1515 – April 26, 1516
Monarch Selim I
Preceded by Dukakinzade Ahmed Pasha
Succeeded by Hadım Sinan Pasha
Personal details
Born Stjepan Hercegović
1459
Herceg Novi, Herzegovina, Ottoman Empire
Died July 21, 1517
Kızılçöl, Dulkadir Eyalet, Ottoman Empire
Nationality Ottoman
Spouse(s) Fatima, daughter of sultan Bayezid II
Religion Sunni Islam
Ethnicity Bosnian
Military service
Allegiance  Ottoman Empire
Service/branch  Ottoman Navy
Rank Kapudan Pasha (grand admiral)

Hersekzade Ahmed Pasha or Hersekli Ahmed Pasha[1](Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian: Ahmed/Stjepan Hercegović/Ахмед/Стјепан Херцеговић; 1459 – July 21, 1517) was an Ottoman general and statesman of Bosnian descent.

Hersekli Ahmed Pasha, born Stjepan Hercegović in 1459, was the son of Duke (Herzog) Stjepan Vukčić Kosača of Bosnia and younger half-brother of Queen Catherine of Bosnia. One of his brothers was Vladislav Hercegović. Since 1470, after converting to Islam,[2] Stjepan Hercegović was called Hersekzade Ahmed Pasha. He was great-grandson of the nobleman Dragiša Vukčić, brother of Hrvoje Vukčić Hrvatinić.

Hersekli Ahmed Pasha was a five-time Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire and Grand Admiral to the sultan. He was the first great vizier of Bosnian and served five times in the period from 1497 to 1515. He was married in 1482 to Fatima, daughter of Sultan Bayezid II, and he left descendants. He died in July 21, 1517 of natural causes, toward the end of the reign of Selim I.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Fine, John Van Antwerp (1994). The Late Medieval Balkans: A Critical Survey from the Late Twelfth Century to the Ottoman Conquest. Michigan: The University of Michigan Press. p. 589. ISBN 0472100793. 
  2. ^ Pinson, Mark (1996). The Muslims of Bosnia-Herzegovina: their historic development from the Middle Ages to the dissolution of Yugoslavia. Harvard CMES. p. 33. ISBN 9780932885128. 
  3. ^ Pinson, Mark (1996). The Muslims of Bosnia-Herzegovina: their historic development from the Middle Ages to the dissolution of Yugoslavia. Harvard CMES. p. 34. ISBN 9780932885128. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Koca Davud Pasha
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
1497–1498
Succeeded by
Çandarlı Ibrahim Pasha
Preceded by
Hadım Ali Pasha
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
1503–1506
Succeeded by
Hadım Ali Pasha
Preceded by
Hadım Ali Pasha
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
1511
Succeeded by
Koca Mustafa Pasha
Preceded by
Koca Mustafa Pasha
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
1512 – November 28, 1514
Succeeded by
Dukakinzade Ahmed Pasha
Preceded by
Dukakinzade Ahmed Pasha
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
September 8, 1515 – April 26, 1516
Succeeded by
Hadim Sinan Pasha