Hatibzade Yahya Pasha

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Hatibzade Yahya Pasha (known by contemporaries as just Yahya Pasha; died August 1755) was an Ottoman statesman and admiral. He served as Kapudan Pasha (grand admiral) of the Ottoman Navy briefly in 1743 (May to November), as well as serving as the Ottoman governor of Trabzon (1735–36), Ochakiv (1736–37), Bursa (1741), Egypt (1741–43), Rumelia (1746–48, again in 1748 and 1754–55), Aydın (1748), Mosul (1748), Diyarbekir (1748–49), Anatolia (1749–53), Vidin (1753–54), Ioannina (1755), and Trikala (1755).[1][2]

While Yahya Pasha was governor of Ochakiv in 1737, the Russians laid siege to it and captured it, as part of the Austro-Russian–Turkish War, taking him prisoner.[3] He was freed in 1740.[1]

He was the son-in-law of grand vizier Hekimoğlu Ali Pasha, who also served as his predecessor as governor of Egypt.[1][2] He had a fountain built in Istanbul bearing his name (Turkish: Hatipzâde Yahya Paşa Çeşmesi).[1] His epithet, Hatibzade, means "son of a preacher" in Turkish.

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  1. ^ a b c d Mehmet Süreyya (1996) [1890], Nuri Akbayar; Seyit A. Kahraman, eds., Sicill-i Osmanî (in Turkish), Beşiktaş, Istanbul: Türkiye Kültür Bakanlığı and Türkiye Ekonomik ve Toplumsal Tarih Vakfı, pp. 1675–1676 
  2. ^ a b Yılmaz Öztuna (1994). Büyük Osmanlı Tarihi: Osmanlı Devleti'nin siyasî, medenî, kültür, teşkilât ve san'at tarihi (in Turkish). 10. Ötüken Neşriyat A.S. pp. 412–416. ISBN 975-437-141-5. 
  3. ^ Virginia H. Aksan (2007). Ottoman Wars 1700-1870: An Empire Besieged. Longman/Pearson. p. 107. ISBN 978-0-582-30807-7. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Hekimoğlu Ali Pasha
Ottoman Governor of Egypt
1741–1743
Succeeded by
Yedekçi Mehmed Pasha