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Edhem Paşa
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Edhem Paşa (1260–1327/1844–1909), an Ottoman military officer and statesmen, who bore the title of Gazi (Ghāzī, lit. “victorious soldier of Islam”; an honorific given to successful generals), was born in Istanbul on 27 Receb (Rajab) 1260/12 August 1844. He started his career in the Ottoman army as a mülazım-ı sani (mülāzım-ı thānī, second lieutenant) in the regiments of the Imperial Guard (sixth company of the first battalion), in Istanbul, after having graduated from the Mekteb-i Erkan-ı Harbiye-i Şahane (Mekteb-i Erkān-ı Ḥarbiyye-i Şāhāne, Imp…

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Çelik, Birten, “Edhem Paşa”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 06 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_26130>
First published online: 2016
First print edition: 9789004305762, 2016, 2016-3

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