Kara Davud Pasha

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Kara Davud Pasha, also known as simply Davud Pasha or as Hain Davud Pasha ("Davud Pasha the Traitor"), was an Ottoman statesman who became briefly Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire in 1622, during the reign of his brother-in-law Mustafa I.[1]

He was born in 1570 in Bosnia Eyalet.

He married a daughter of Mehmed III and Halime Sultan in 1604 and was appointed Beylerbey of Rumelia and shortly after vizier.[1]

He became Kapudan Pasha for a brief time during the first reign of Mustafa I (1617-1618).[1]

He was appointed Grand Vizier in May 20 1622 through the influence of Mustafa's mother, his own mother-in-law. He carried out the execution of Osman II.[1] However he was dismissed in June 13 1622 and was tortured until his death because he execute Osman II with out the confirmation of Rule(Mustafa) and the army become against him also the persons who are included in the execution of Osman were executed with him in 18 January 1623 by different methods .[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Encyclopedia of Islam, vol.2 (1991), p.183
Political offices
Preceded by
Dilaver Pasha
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
20 May 1622 – 13 June 1622
Succeeded by
Mere Hüseyin Pasha