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, previously Christianity
Military service
Allegiance  Ottoman Empire
Service/branch  Ottoman Navy
Rank Kapudan Pasha (grand admiral)

Hersekzade Ahmed Pasha or Hersekli Ahmed Pasha[1](Bosnian: Ahmed-paša Hercegović/; Aхмед-паша Херцеговић; 1459 – July 21, 1517) was an Ottoman general and statesman, known in his youth as Stjepan Hercegović.

Stjepan was born into the House of Kosača in around 1459. He was the third son of Stjepan Vukčić Kosača, Duke of Saint Sava, the most powerful noblemen in the Kingdom of Bosnia. Stjepan's half-siblings from his father's first marriage included Queen Katarina, wife of King Stjepan Tomaš, and Vladislav Hercegović, their father's successor. Stjepan's family belonged to the Bosnian Church, but were "shaky Christians" like most of their countrymen; his half-sister converted to Roman Catholicism upon marriage, while Stjepan himself adopted Islam and changed his name to Ahmed after moving to Constantinople in about 1473.[1][2] Hersekli Ahmed Pasha was a five-time Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire and Grand Admiral to the sultan, serving five times as Grand Vizier in the period from 1497 to 1515. He was married in 1482 to Fatima, the daughter of Sultan Bayezid II, and he left descendants. He died on 21 July 1517 of natural causes, toward the end of the reign of Selim I.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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