Tabanıyassı Mehmed Pasha

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Tabanıyassı
Mehmed
Pasha
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
In office
18 May 1632 – 2 February 1637
Monarch Murat IV
Preceded by Topal Recep Pasha
Succeeded by Bayram Pasha
Ottoman Governor of Egypt
In office
1628–1630
Preceded by Bayram Pasha
Succeeded by Koca Musa Pasha
Personal details
Died 2 February 1637
Yedikule, Constantinople, Ottoman Empire
Nationality Ottoman
Ethnicity Albanian

Tabanıyassı ("flat-footed") Mehmed Pasha (died 2 February 1637) was an Ottoman statesman of Albanian descent. He was governor of Egypt from September 1628 to October 1630.[1] He served as Grand Vizier from 18 May 1632 to 1633 under Sultan Murat IV. During the early years of his term, he had the support of the sultan because his of services during the campaign in northwestern Iran (known as the Campaign of Revan). However, after sultan's return to Constantinople, Mehmed Pasha failed to defend the fort of Revan (modern Yerevan) against the Persian counterattack, and the sultan dismissed him from his post. In his later years, he was appointed as the governor of Silistra. In 1637, Murat IV became suspicious of Mehmed Pasha and accused him of attempting to start a rebellion in parts of the Empire. The sultan first imprisoned him at the Yedikule Fortress and then executed him by drowning on 2 February 1637.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Murphey, Rhoads (1998) Ottoman Warfare, 1500-1700 UCL Press, London page 228, note 69, ISBN 1-85728-389-9, citing von Zambaur, Eduard Karl Max (1927) Manuel de généalogie et de chronologie pour l'histoire de l'Islam Lafaire, Hanover, OCLC 61984974, page 252
  2. ^ Ayhan Buz: Osmanlı Sadrazamları, Neden Kitap, İstanbul, 2009, ISBN 978-975-254-278-5 p.92


Political offices
Preceded by
Bayram Pasha
Ottoman Governor of Egypt
1628–1630
Succeeded by
Koca Musa Pasha
Preceded by
Topal Recep Pasha
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
18 May 1632 – 2 February 1637
Succeeded by
Bayram Pasha