Solakzade Mehmed Hemdemi
Solakzade Mehmed Hemdemi (1592-1658) was a 17th-century Ottoman historian and music composer. 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.
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