Saffet Pasha

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Mehmed Esad Saffet Pasha, also known as Saffet Pasha (1814–1883), was an Ottoman statesman, diplomat and reformer, who served as the Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire during the reign of Abdul Hamid II.[1] He was a representative of the Ottoman Empire, alongside Sadullah Pasha at the Congress of Berlin.

Mehmed Esad Saffet
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Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
Personal details
Born1814
Constantinople, Ottoman Empire
Died1883

BiographyEdit

 
The signing of the treaty of San Stefano.

He was born in Constantinople as the son of Mehmed Hulusi Ağa who was from Sürmene. He was Turkish origin.[2]

He was a reformer of education during the Tanzimat period of the Ottoman Empire, as he was one of the co-founders of the prestigious Galatasaray High School. Saffet Pasha also represented the Ottoman Government at the 1876 Constantinople Conference.

See alsoEdit

Political offices
Preceded by Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
May 1878 – October 1878
Succeeded by

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ İsmail Hâmi Danişmend, Osmanlı Devlet Erkânı, Türkiye Yayınevi, İstanbul, 1971 (Turkish)
  2. ^ İsmail Hâmi Danişmend, Osmanlı Devlet Erkânı, Türkiye Yayınevi, İstanbul, 1971 p: 178 (in Turkish)