Çandarlı Ibrahim Pasha the Elder

Çandarlı Ibrahim Pasha (died August 15, 1429), sometimes called the Elder, was an Ottoman statesman who served as Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire under Murad II from 1421 to 1429.


9th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
In office
1421 – August 15, 1429
MonarchMurad II
Preceded byBayezid Pasha
Succeeded byKoca Mehmed Nizamüddin Pasha
Personal details
DiedAugust 15, 1429
Edirne, Ottoman Empire

He was the third member of the prominent Çandarlı family to become grand vizier, after his father Çandarlı Halil Pasha the Elder and his brother Çandarlı Ali Pasha. His son, Çandarlı Halil Pasha the Younger and his namesake grandson, Çandarlı Ibrahim Pasha the Younger, also became grand viziers.[1]

He was married to Lady Isfahan Shah Khatun, a direct descendant of Sheikh Edebali. She was the mother of all his children, except the eldest, Halil Pasa.[2] Lady Isfahan Shah Khatun established a Madrasa in Jerusalem, Al-'Uthmaniyya (com), and stipulated that the income from 10 villages in Anatolia should go to its endowment.[3] She was buried at this Madrasa after her death in 1436–37 CE.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ İsmail Hâmi Danişmend, Osmanlı Devlet Erkânı, Türkiye Yayınevi, İstanbul, 1971, p. 9. (Turkish)
  2. ^ Burak, 2013, p. 115
  3. ^ 7 villages close to Gerede, 2 by Hayrabolu, and 1 near Iznik; Burak, 2013, p. 116, note 23 p. 123
  4. ^ Burak, 2013, p. 124


  • Burak, Guy (2013). "Dynasty, Law, and the Imperial provincial Madrasa: the case of Al-Madrasa Al-ʿUthmaniyya in Ottoman Jerusalem". Int. J. Middle East Stud. 45: 111–125. doi:10.1017/S0020743812001286.
Political offices
Preceded by
Bayezid Pasha
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
Succeeded by
Koca Mehmed Nizamüddin Pasha