Lala Şahin Pasha
|Lala Şahin Paşa|
|Years of service||1360–88|
|Wars, campaigns and battles|
Lala Şahin Pasha (Turkish: Lala Şahin Paşa; 1330 – after 1388) was the first Beylerbey of Rumelia. He was the teacher (lala) of Sultan Murad I, and when Murad succeeded the throne, Şahin led the Ottoman campaign of Thrace. In 1360, he took Didymoticho, and in 1362, Adrianople, which afterwards served as the Ottoman seat of throne as Edirne. In 1364, he took Boruj and Plovdiv. He was one of commanders in Battle of Maritsa (1371). As of 1382 he ruled in Sofia. He was decisively defeated by Prince Lazar of Serbia at the Battle of Pločnik (1385–86). He was badly defeated by the Bosnians in the Battle of Bileća on August 27, 1388.
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- Kissling, H. J.; Spuler, Bertold; Barbour, N.; J. S. Trimingham; H. Braun; H. Hartel (1 August 1997). The Last Great Muslim Empires. BRILL. p. 10. ISBN 90-04-02104-3.
...and at the battle of Plochnik in 1387 their united forces had been able to decimate the hitherto ever- victorious troops of Lala §ahin.
| Beylerbey of the Rumelia Eyalet
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