Ahmed Arifi Pasha
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Photo dates around 1893
|Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire|
Constantinople, Ottoman Empire
|Died||1895 or 1896|
Ahmed Arifi Pasha (1830 – 1895/96) was an Ottoman noble, senator, statesman and reformist, who served as Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire in 1879. In contemporary English-language accounts he was known as Aarifi Pasha. He was a liberal and supported Midhat Pasha’s efforts to push the Empire into constitutionalism.
He was born in Constantinople in 1830, his father was a diplomat named Şekip Pasha (in contemporary English Shekib Pasha). He accompanied his father on diplomatic missions to various European capitals, including Rome, Vienna, and Paris. He acquired a good knowledge of French. He served in a series of posts at home and abroad, including ambassador to Vienna and later ambassador to Paris.
On July 28, 1879, he became Grand Vizier but held the post for little more than a month.
He later held various other posts and died in 1895/96.
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Tunuslu Hayreddin Pasha
| Chief Minister of the Ottoman Empire
Küçük Mehmet Sait Pasha
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