Ahmed Arifi Pasha

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Ahmed Arifi

Ahmed arifi.jpg
Photo dates around 1893
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
Personal details
Constantinople, Ottoman Empire
Died1895 or 1896

Ahmed Arifi Pasha (1830 – 1895/96[1]) 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.


Photo dates around 1872

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.

See also[edit]


  •  Cooper, Thompson (1884). "Aarifi Pasha" . Men of the Time  (eleventh ed.). London: George Routledge & Sons. p. 1.
  • M. Th. Houtsma; A. J. Wensinck; T. W. Arnold (1993). E.J. Brill's First Encyclopaedia of Islam, 1913-1936. vol. I (1st (reissued) ed.). Brill Academic Publishers. p. 432. ISBN 90-04-09796-1. Retrieved 2011-02-15.
Preceded by
Tunuslu Hayreddin Pasha
Chief Minister of the Ottoman Empire
Succeeded by
Küçük Mehmet Sait Pasha


  1. ^ "Ahmed Arifi Paşa - Beyaz Tarih". www.beyaztarih.com.