Lala Şahin Pasha
|Lala Şahin Paşa|
|Years of service||ca. 1360-1382|
|Wars, campaigns and battles||Battle of Maritsa (1371)
Battle of Bileća (1388)
Lala Şahin Pasha (Turkish: Lala Şahin Paşa; 1330 – after 1382) was the first Beylerbey of Rumelia. He was the teacher (lala) of Sultan Murad I, and when Murad succeeded the throne, Şahin led the Ottoman campaign of Thrace. In 1360, he took Didymoticho, and in 1362, Adrianople, which afterwards served as the Ottoman seat of throne as Edirne. In 1364, he took Boruj and Plovdiv. He was one of commanders in Battle of Maritsa (1371) and the leader of the Battle of Bileća (1388). As of 1382, he ruled in Sofia.
- Villani M., "Istoria", RISS, XIV, Milano (1729), p. 549-550
- Inalcik, "The Conquest of Edirne", The Ottoman Empire: Conquest, Organization and Economy, London (1978), p. 155-159
- Setton, Kenneth Meyer; Robert Lee Wolff, Harry W. Hazard, Norman P. Zacour. A History of the Crusades. University of Wisconsin Press. pp. 246–247. ISBN 0-299-10744-2.
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