Safranbolulu Izzet Mehmet Pasha

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Izzet Mehmet
The tomb of Izzet Mehmet Pasha
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
In office
19 October 1794 – 30 August 1798
Monarch Selim III
Preceded by Melek Mehmed Pasha (tr)
Succeeded by Kör Yusuf Ziyaüddin Pasha
Ottoman Governor of Egypt
In office
May 1791 – September 1794
Preceded by Ismail Pasha
Succeeded by Kayserili Hacı Salih Pasha
Personal details
Born 1743
Safranbolu, Ottoman Empire
Died 18 September 1812
Manisa, Ottoman Empire
Nationality Ottoman

Safranbolulu Izzet Mehmet Pasha (1743 – 18 September 1812) was a grand vizier of the Ottoman Empire and served from 1794 to 1798.[1]

Izzet Mehmet Pasha was born in Safranbolu (today in Karabük Province, Turkey). His uncle was Kapudan Pasha (grand admiral) Hacı Benli Mustafa Pasha (tr). Izzet Mehmed Pasha came to Istanbul in 1759/60 to work with him.[1] In 1778, he married Halil Hamid Pasha's daughter, becoming his son-in-law.[1]

He then served as the Ottoman governor of Jeddah (1787–1790), Morea (1790–1791),[2] and Egypt (May 1791 – September 1794).[1]

On 19 October 1794, he was appointed grand vizier by sultan Selim III. He was dismissed on 30 August 1798 and exiled to Chios (now a Greek island), and then to Manisa. He died in Manisa on 19 September 1812.[1][3]


Izzet Mehmet commissioned a watchtower in 1797[4] and a mosque in 1798[5] in his hometown of Safranbolu (see İzzet Mehmet Pasha Mosque).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e 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, p. 849 
  2. ^ 'Abd al-Rahman Jabarti; Thomas Philipp; Moshe Perlmann (1994). Abd Al-Rahmann Al-Jabarti's History of Egypt. 2. Franz Steiner Verlag Stuttgart. p. 315. ...the pasha of Morea, Muhammad Pasha, who had been in Jidda the previous year and was known as 'Izzat, was to be governor of Egypt. 
  3. ^ Tualimforum page (in Turkish)
  4. ^ Hürriyet Newspaper
  5. ^ Tourism page (in Turkish)
Political offices
Preceded by
Ismail Pasha
Ottoman Governor of Egypt
May 1791 – September 1794
Succeeded by
Kayserili Hacı Salih Pasha
Preceded by
Melek Mehmed Pasha (tr)
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
19 October 1794 – 30 August 1798
Succeeded by
Kör Yusuf Ziyaeddin Pasha