Topal Recep Pasha

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Topal
Recep
Pasha
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
In office
10 February 1632 18 May 1632
Monarch Murat IV
Preceded by Hafız Ahmed Pasha
Succeeded by Tabanıyassi Mehmed Pasha
Personal details
Born Sanjak of Bosnia
Died 18 May 1632
Tokat, Turkey
Nationality Ottoman
Spouse(s) Gevherhan Sultan (daughter of Ahmed I)

Topal Recep Pasha ("Recep Pasha "Lame"; died 18 May 1632) was an Ottoman statesman from the Sanjak of Bosnia, [1] as well as Damat ("bridegroom") to the House of Osman. He served as the Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire from 10 February 1632 to 18 May 1632. [2] He was instrumental in lynching the former grand vizier, Hafız Ahmet Pasha. When his brother-in-law Sultan Murad IV realized this, he had Recep Pasha executed on 18 May 1632. [3]

Pasha or Paşa, in older works sometimes anglicized as bashaw, was a higher rank in the Ottoman political and military system, typically granted to governors, generals, dignitaries and others. As an honorary title, Pasha, in one of its various ranks, is similar to a British peerage or knighthood, and was also one of the highest titles in the 20th century Kingdom of Egypt.

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References

  1. İsmail Hâmi Danişmend, Osmanlı Devlet Erkânı, Türkiye Yayınevi, İstanbul, 1971, p. 34. (Turkish)
  2. Sakaoglu, Necdet, (1999) Bu Mülkün Sultanları, İstanbul: Oğlak Yayıncılık ISBN   978-975-329-693-9 pg.240
  3. Ayhan Buz: Osmanlı Sadrazamları, Neden Kitap, İstanbul, 2009, ISBN   978-975-254-278-5 p.92
Political offices
Preceded by
Filibeli Hafız Ahmed Pasha
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
10 February 1632 – 18 May 1632
Succeeded by
Tabanıyassı Mehmed Pasha