Sanjak of Bosnia

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Sanjak of Bosnia
Sanjak of the Ottoman Empire
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Map of the Sanjak of Bosnia at its height.
 Siege of Jajce
  Eyalet of Bosnia established
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Flag of the Ottoman Empire.svg Bosansko Krajište
Bosnian Royal Flag of Tvrtko I of Bosnia.svg Kingdom of Bosnia
Eyalet of Bosnia Flag of Independent Bosnia (1878).svg
Today part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro

Sanjak of Bosnia (Turkish : Bosna Sancağı, Serbo-Croatian : Bosanski sandžak / Босански санџак) was one of the sanjaks of the Ottoman Empire established in 1463 when the lands conquered from the Bosnian Kingdom were transformed into a sanjak and Isa-Beg Isaković was appointed its first sanjakbey. [1] In the period between 1463 and 1580 it was part of the Rumelia Eyalet. After the Bosnia Eyalet was established in 1580 the Bosnian Sanjak became its central province. [2] Between 1864 and the Austro-Hungarian occupation of Bosnia in 1878 it was part of the Bosnia Vilayet that succeeded the Eyalet of Bosnia following administrative reforms in 1864 known as the "Vilayet Law". Although Bosnia Vilayet was officially still part of the Ottoman Empire until 1908 the Bosnian Sanjak ceased to exist in 1878.


Banja Luka became the seat of the Sanjak of Bosnia some time prior to 1554, until 1580 when the Bosnia Eyalet was established. Bosnian beylerbeys were seated in Banja Luka until 1639. [3]


Apostolic visitor Peter Masarechi claimed in his 1624 report that the population of Bosnia was 450,000 Muslims, 150,000 Catholics, and 75,000 Orthodox. [4]


List of sanjakbeys of Bosnian Sanjak is the following:[ citation needed ]

  1. Minnetoğlu Mehmed Bey, 1464
  2. Isa-beg Isaković, 7 February 1464 — 1470
  3. Ajaz-beg, 1470—1474
  4. Sinan-beg, 1474
  5. Arnaut Davud-beg, 1474-1475
  6. Bali-beg Malkočević (Turkish: Bali Bey Malkoçoğlu), 1475—1477[ citation needed ]
  7. Ajaz-beg, 1477—1478
  8. Skender Pasha, 1478—1479
  9. Arnaut Davud-beg, 1479—1480
  10. Skender Pasha, 1480—1482
  11. Jahja-beg, 1482—1483
  12. Ajaz-beg, 1483—1484
  13. Mehmed-beg Ishaković, 1484—1485
  14. Sinan-beg, 1485—1490
  15. Hadum Jakub-paša, 1490—1493
  16. Jahja Pasha, 1493—1495
  17. Firuz Bey, 1495—1496 [5]
  18. Skender-paša Mihajlović, 1498—1505
  19. Firuz Bey, 1505—1512
  20. Hadum Sinan-beg Borovinić, 1512—1513
  21. Junuz-beg, 1513 — 14 April 1515
  22. Mustafa-paša Jurišević (Mustafa-paša Skenderpašić), 14 October 1515 — 17 April 1516
  23. Gazi Hasan-beg, 17 April 1516 — 1517
  24. Gazi Mehmed-beg Mihajlović (Turkish: Gazi Mehmed Bey Mihalzade), 1517—1519
  25. Gazi Bali-beg Jahjapašić, 1519 — 15 September 1521
  26. Gazi Husrev-beg, 15 September 1521 — 1525
  27. Gazi Hasan-beg, 1525—1526
  28. Gazi Husrev-beg, 1526—1534
  29. Ulama-paša, 1534—1536
  30. Gazi Husrev-beg, 1536 — 18 June 1541
  31. Ulama-paša, 18 June 1541 — 1547
  32. Sofi Ali-beg, 1547—1549
  33. Muhamed-han Zulkadrić (Turkish: Muhamed Han Zulkadrioğlu), 1549—1550
  34. Hadim Ali-beg 1550—1551
  35. Sofi Mehmed-paša, 1551—1553
  36. Hadim Gazi Ali-paša, 1553
  37. Dugali Malkoč-beg, 1553—1554
  38. Kara Osman-han, 1554—1555
  39. Kara Mustafa-beg Sokolović, 1555—1557
  40. Hamza-beg Biharović, 1557—1561
  41. Hasan-beg Sokolović, 1561—1562
  42. Sinan-beg Boljanić, 1562—1564
  43. Mustafa-beg Sokolović, 1564—1566
  44. Mehmed-beg Sokolović, 1566—1568
  45. Ferhad-beg Desisalić, 1568—25 June 1568
  46. Mehmed-beg Sokolović, 25 June 1568 — 1574
  47. Ferhad-beg Sokolović (Turkish: Ferhad Bey Sokollu), 1574—1580

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  1. Enciclopedia Croatica (in Croatian) (III ed.). Zagreb: Naklada Hrvatskog izdavalačkog bibliografskog zavoda. 1942. p. 157. Archived from the original on 2011-12-05. Retrieved March 15, 2011. Krajišnik Isabeg imenovan je 1463 sandžakbegom novoustrojenog sandžaka Bosna
  2. Omer Ibrahimagić (1998). Constitutional development of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Vijeće Kongresa bošnjačkih intelektualaca. p. 78. Retrieved 23 January 2013. The former Bosnian sanjak became the central sanjak of this ayalet.
  3. Društvo istoričara Bosne i Hercegovine (1952). [Godišnjak: Annuaire]. Бања Лука је постала сједиште босанског санџака нешто прије 1554 и остала то све до 1580 када је основан босански пашалук. У Бањој Луци су столовали и босански беглербези све до године 1639.
  4. Mitja Velikonja (2003). Religious Separation and Political Intolerance in Bosnia-Herzegovina . Texas A&M University Press. pp.  56–. ISBN   978-1-60344-724-9.
  5. Sarajevu 2007, p. 224.