Saffet Pasha

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Mehmed Esad Saffet Pasha

Mehmed Esad Saffet Pasha, also known as Saffet Pasha (1814 – 1883) was an Ottoman statesman and reformer, who served as the Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire during the reign of Abdul Hamid II.[1]


He was born in Constantinople as the son of Mehmed Hulusi Ağa who was from Sürmene.

He was a reformer of education during the Tanzimat period of the Ottoman Empire, as he was one of the co-founders of the prestigious Galatasaray High School. Saffet Pasha also represented the Ottoman Government at the 1876 Constantinople Conference.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mehmed Rushdi Pasha
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
May 1878 – October 1878
Succeeded by
Hayreddin Pasha


  1. ^ İsmail Hâmi Danişmend, Osmanlı Devlet Erkânı, Türkiye Yayınevi, İstanbul, 1971 (Turkish)