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Tayyarzade Ata Bey

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Author(s): Erdoğdu, A. Teyfur
Tayyarzade Ata Bey (Ṭayyār-zāde ʿAṭāʾallah Aḥmad Beg), an Ottoman historian and poet, was born in Istanbul in 1225/1810. He was the son of a palace official, Tayyar (Ṭayyār, d. 1248–9/1833), who was a head lala ( lālā, tutor to young princes). Ata Bey was appointed as a clerk at Tophane (Ṭopkhāne, the state’s main ordnance factory) in 1240/1824. The following year, in 1241/1825, he was assigned to the imperial larder (Kiler-i hassa/kilār-ı khaṣṣa) at the palace, by order of Sultan Mahmud (Maḥmūd) II (r. 1223–55/1808–39). In 1249/1834, …
Date: 2020-02-11