Malkoçoğlu Balı Bey

Malkoçoğlu Bali Bey (1495–1548), also known as Malkoç Bey,[1] was an Ottoman military commander and governor, serving Suleiman the Magnificent. The son of Malkoçoğlu Yaya Pasha who had served as Beylerbey of Anatolia and Rumelia and attained the rank of vizier, marrying a daughter of Bayezid II in 1501,[citation needed], most probably Hümaşah Sultan. His younger brother was Malkoçoğlu Mehmet Bey.[citation needed] He distinguished himself at the Battle of Mohács (1526). He then served as the governor (beylerbey) of the Budin Eyalet after 1541.[2][page needed] Balı Bey was the commander of akıncı[3] and gazis.[4]

Malkoçoğlu Bali

Nickname(s)Malkoç Bey
Sanjak of Bosnia
Buda, Budapest, Hungary
Allegiance Ottoman Empire
Battles/warsBattle of Mohács
Spouse(s)Hanzade Hanımsultan

In popular cultureEdit

He was portrayed by Cüneyt Arkın classic movie series in Malkoçoğlu and actor Burak Özçivit in the Muhteşem Yüzyıl (2011–14) series.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Vera Costantini; Markus Koller (31 July 2008). Living in the Ottoman Ecumenical Community: Essays in Honour of Suraiya Faroqhi. BRILL. pp. 151–. ISBN 978-90-474-3318-7.
  2. ^ Bietenholz, P.G.; Deutscher, T.B. (2003). Contemporaries of Erasmus: A Biographical Register of the Renaissance and Reformation. University of Toronto Press. ISBN 9780802085771. Retrieved 2014-10-05.
  3. ^ Mülayim, S.; Matthews, J. H.; Akad, T. (1996). Nevşehir. Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture. ISBN 9789751716828. Retrieved 2014-10-05.
  4. ^ Yürekli 2016.