Semiz Ali Pasha

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Semiz Ali Pasha was an Ottoman statesman and served as Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire from 1561 to 1565. He was previously the beylerbey (governor) of Egypt Eyalet from 1549 to 1554.[1][2][3] Semiz Ali Pasha was born in Bosnia, and replaced Rüstem Pasha as a Grand Vizier.[4] After palace schooling, he discharged high-level functions along the Ottoman Empire.[4]

His epithet "Semiz" means "fat" in Turkish.

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  1. ^ 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 
  2. ^ Yılmaz Öztuna (1994). Büyük Osmanlı Tarihi: Osmanlı Devleti'nin siyasî, medenî, kültür, teşkilât ve san'at tarihi (in Turkish) 10. Ötüken Neşriyat A.S. pp. 412–416. ISBN 975-437-141-5. 
  3. ^ Giancarlo Casale (26 January 2010). The Ottoman Age of Exploration. Oxford University Press. pp. 87, 102. ISBN 978-0-19-979879-7. 
  4. ^ a b Murvar, Vatro (1989). Nation and Religion in Central Europe and the Western Balkans: The Muslims in Bosna, Hercegovina, and Sandžak : a Sociological Analysis. FSSSN Colloquia and Symposia, University of Wisconsin. p. 34. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Lala Kara Mustafa Pasha
as acting Governor
Ottoman Governor of Egypt
1549–1554
Succeeded by
Dukakinzade Mehmed Pasha
Preceded by
Rüstem Pasha
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
10 July 1561 – 28 June 1565
Succeeded by
Sokollu Mehmed Pasha