Hain Ahmed Pasha
Hain Ahmed Pasha ("Ahmed Pasha the Traitor"; died 1524) was an Ottoman governor, beylerbey, and statesman. He was appointed as the Governor of Egypt in 1523. Disappointed that he had not been made Grand Vizier and his rival Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha had been appointed in his place, he declared himself the Sultan of Egypt, independent from the Ottoman Empire. He struck coins with his own face and name in order to legitimize his power and captured Cairo Citadel and the local Ottoman garrisons in January 1524. However, after surviving an assassination attempt in his bath by two emirs that he had previously sacked, he fled Cairo and was finally captured and executed by Ottoman authorities by decapitation. His rebellion created a short period of instability in the nascent Egypt Eyalet. After his death, his rival Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha came down to Egypt and reformed the provincial military and civil administration.
The epithet "Hain" means "traitor" in Turkish.
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