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Giritli Ali Aziz Efendi
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Giritli Ali Aziz Efendi, Giridlı Alı Azız

Date of Birth: Around 1748/9

Place of Birth: Kandiye (Heraklion), Crete

Date of Death: 29 October 1798

Place of Death: Berlin


Ali Aziz was born around 1748/9 in Kandiye, Crete, to a wealthy Ottoman family. After the death of his father, Tahmisçi Mehmed Efendi, the defterdar (chief finance officer) of Crete, Ali Aziz moved to Istanbul and entered the Ottoman bureaucracy. In 1792,…

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Fliter, Irena, “Giritli Ali Aziz Efendi”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <>

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