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Pargalı İbrahim Pasha

Politician from Turkey

Pargalı İbrahim Pasha Pargali Ibrahim Pasha (Turkish pronunciation: [paɾgaˈlɯ ibɾaːˈhim paˈʃa]) (1493 or 1494–1536), also known as Frenk Ibrahim Pasha (the "Westerner"), Makbul Ibrahim Pasha ("the Favorite"), which later changed into Maktul Ibrahim Pasha ("the Executed") after his execution in the Topkapı Palace, was the first Grand Vizier in the Ottoman Empire appointed by Suleiman the Magnificent (r. 1520 to 1566). In 1523, he replaced Piri Mehmed Pasha, who had been appointed in 1518 by Süleyman's father, the preceding sultan Selim I, and remained in office for 13 years. He attained a level of authority and influence rivalled by only a handful of other Grand Viziers of the Empire, but in 1536 he was executed by the Sultan and his property was confiscated by the State. Ibrahim was born a Christian Greek, near Parga, Epirus, modern Greece. He was the son of a sailor in Parga and as a child he was carried off by pirates and sold as a slave to the Manisa Palace in western Anatolia, where Ottoman crown princes (şehzade) were being educated. There, he was befriended by crown prince Suleiman, who was of the same age. Ibrahim received his education at the Ottoman court and became a polyglot and polymath.  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1493
Place of birth
Parga
Nationality
Turkey
Spouse(s)
Sultana Hatice

Education

Institution From To
Enderun School

Death

Date of death
1536-03-15
Place of death
Istanbul

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