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Silāḥdār, Fi̊ndi̊ḳli̊li̊ Meḥmed Ag̲h̲a
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, (1068-1139/1658-1726-7), Ottoman historian.

The palace official Silāḥdār Meḥmed Ag̲h̲a was born on 12 Rabīʿ I 1068/8 December 1658 in the Fi̊ndi̊ḳli̊ district of Istanbul. A protégé of the bas̲h̲ muṣāḥib S̲h̲āhīn Ag̲h̲a, he was educated in the sarāy and entered the palace bostānd̲j̲i̊ [q.v.] corps in 1084/1674. In 1089/1678 he became a zülflü baltad̲j̲i̊ [q.v.] and in 1090/1679, was promoted to the seferli odasi̊ . In this capacity he took part in the 1683 Vienna campaign led by Ḳara Muṣṭafā Pas̲h̲a [q.v.]. In 1099/1688 he entered the k̲h̲āṣṣ oda [q.v.] and was promoted successively to d…

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Woodhead, Christine, “Silāḥdār, Fi̊ndi̊ḳli̊li̊ Meḥmed Ag̲h̲a”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 15 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_7029>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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