Solakzade Mehmed Hemdemi

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Solakzade Mehmed Hemdemi (1592-1658) was a 17th-century Ottoman historian and music composer.[1] He wrote an famous Ottoman history named Tarih-i Solakzade (History of Solakzade). He seems to have been the son of a Solak, a janissary bowman of the sultan's personal guard, and was born in Constantinople.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Encyclopaedic Historiography of the Muslim World, Nagendra Kr. Singh, Abida Samiuddin, page 920, 2004
  2. ^ First Encyclopaedia of Islam: 1913-1936, M. Th Houtsma, page 482