Koca Mustafa Pasha (died 1512) was an Ottoman statesman. He was grand vizier of the Ottoman Empire from 1511 to 1512.[1] He was Roman (Rum) and probably not a devşirme.[2]

23rd Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
In office
MonarchBayezid II
Preceded byHersekzade Ahmed Pasha
Succeeded byHersekzade Ahmed Pasha
Personal details
Bursa, Ottoman Empire
SpouseKamerşah Sultan
ChildrenHundi Hanımsultan

Life Edit

He started his career as kapıcıbaşı, that is "chief doorkeeper" of the Topkapi Palace: in this office he acted also as Master of Ceremonies at receptions of foreign ambassadors. He married a daughter of Sultan Bayezid II, Kamerşah Sultan, in 1491 and by her he had a daughter, Hundi Hanımsultan. Appointed Grand Vizier near the end of the reign of Bayezid II, he was executed in 1512.[3] In Istanbul he let convert into mosques two ancient Byzantine churches, which were both named after him: respectively Koca Mustafa Pasha and Atik Mustafa Pasha Mosque.[4][5]

References Edit

  1. ^ İsmail Hâmi Danişmend, Osmanlı Devlet Erkânı, Türkiye Yayınevi, İstanbul, 1971, p. 13. (Turkish)
  2. ^ Türkçülük ve Türkçülük mücadeleleri tarihi. 1969. p. 53. 11 - Koca Mustafa Paşa (Rum)
  3. ^ Eyice (1955), p. 92.
  4. ^ Müller-Wiener (1977), p. 173.
  5. ^ Müller-Wiener (1977), p. 83.

Sources Edit

  • Eyice, Semavi (1955). Istanbul. Petite Guide a travers les Monuments Byzantins et Turcs (in French). Istanbul: Istanbul Matbaası.
Political offices
Preceded by Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
Succeeded by