Topal Recep Pasha

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Topal
Recep
Pasha
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
In office
10 February 1632 – 18 May 1632
Monarch Murat IV
Preceded by Hafız Ahmed Pasha
Succeeded by Tabanıyassi Mehmed Pasha
Personal details
Died 18 May 1632
Tokat, Turkey
Nationality Ottoman
Origins Bosnian

Topal Recep Pasha (died 18 May 1632) was an Ottoman statesman (The Turkish epithet "topal" meaning "lame"). He was of Bosnian origin.[1] He served as the Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire from 10 February 1632 to 18 May 1632.[2] He was instrumental in lynching the former grand vizier, Hafız Ahmet Pasha. When sultan Murat IV realized this, he had Recep Pasha executed on 18 May 1632.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ İsmail Hâmi Danişmend, Osmanlı Devlet Erkânı, Türkiye Yayınevi, İstanbul, 1971, p. 34. (Turkish)
  2. ^ Sakaoglu, Necdet, (1999) Bu Mülkün Sultanları, İstanbul: Oğlak Yayıncılık ISBN 975-329-399-6 pg.240
  3. ^ Ayhan Buz: Osmanlı Sadrazamları, Neden Kitap, İstanbul, 2009, ISBN 97897525427895 p.92
Political offices
Preceded by
Filibeli Hafız Ahmed Pasha
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
10 February 1632 – 18 May 1632
Succeeded by
Tabanıyassı Mehmed Pasha