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Sinān Pas̲h̲a, K̲h̲ādi̊m
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(? - 922/1517), Ottoman Grand Vizier under Selīm I.

Sinān al-Dīn Yūsuf Pas̲h̲a was of Christian, probably Bosnian, origin, recruited into Ottoman service through the dews̲h̲irme [q.v.] system. Promoted from amongst the white eunuchs of the Palace to the rank of vizier, he served as beg of Bosnia, and then in 920/1514, at the beginning of the eastern campaign against S̲h̲āh Ismāʿīl, was appointed beglerbegi [q.v.] of Anatolia. Commanding the right wing of Selīm I’s army at the battle of Čaldiran [q.v.] (August 1514), he played a decisive role in the Ottoman victory and was im…

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Woodhead, Christine, “Sinān Pas̲h̲a, K̲h̲ādi̊m”, 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_7043>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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