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Sinān Pas̲h̲a, K̲h̲od̲j̲a
(1,834 words)

, the name of two Ottoman dignitaries.

1. The vizier, scholar and prose writer (845-91/1440-86).

Sinān al-Dīn Yūsuf Pas̲h̲a was born probably in 845/1440, in Bursa, the son of K̲h̲i̊ḍr Beg b. Ḳāḍī D̲j̲elāl al-Dīn (d. 863/1459 [q.v.]), the first Ottoman ḳāḍī of Istanbul. Through his mother, a daughter of Mollā Yegān (d. 878/1473), he was also descended from a second ʿulemāʾ family prominent in the early Ottoman period. After initial appointments as müderris in Edirne, he was promoted by Meḥemmed II to a teaching post at the Istanbul ṣaḥn-i themāniye [q.v.], to be held jointly with that of k̲h̲…

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Woodhead, Christine, Babinger, Fr. and Dávid, G., “Sinān Pas̲h̲a, K̲h̲od̲j̲a”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 19 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_1082>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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