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Ṣolaḳ-Zāde
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, Meḥmed Hemdemī (?-1068/1658), Ottoman historian and musical composer.

Very little is known about the life and career of Ṣolaḳ-zāde. Described as “old” at the time of his death, he was perhaps born sometime around the year 1000/1592. He died in Istanbul in 1068/1658. His father may have been a retired ṣolaḳ-bas̲h̲i̊ , whose connections gave his son an early entrée into the Ottoman imperial household, with which he remained closely associated. The mak̲h̲las Hemdemī reflected his status as “constant companion” to Murād IV (1623-40) during at least the latter part of t…

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Woodhead, Christine, “Ṣolaḳ-Zāde”, 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_7093>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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