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Sanjak of Bosnia (Turkish: Bosna Sancağı, Serbo-Croatian: Bosanski sandžak) was one of the sanjaks of the Ottoman Empire established in 1463 when the lands conquered from the Bosnian Kingdom were transformed into a sanjak and Isa-Beg Isaković was appointed its first sanjakbey.[1] In the period between 1463 and 1580 it was part of the Rumelia Eyalet. After the Bosnia Eyalet was established in 1580 the Bosnian Sanjak became its central province.[2] Between 1864 and the Austro-Hungarian occupation of Bosnia in 1878 it was part of the Bosnia Vilayet that succeeded the Eyalet of Bosnia following administrative reforms in 1864 known as the "Vilayet Law". Although Bosnia Vilayet was officially still part of the Ottoman Empire until 1908 the Bosnian Sanjak ceased to exist in 1878.

Sanjak of Bosnia
Bosanski sandžak
Sanjak of the Ottoman Empire

 

1463–1878
History
 •  Siege of Jajce 1463
 •  Austro-Hungarian occupation of Bosnia and Herzegovina 1878
Today part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro

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DemographicsEdit

Apostolic visitor Peter Masarechi claimed in his 1624 report that the population of Bosnia (excluding Herzegovina) was 450,000 Muslims, 150,000 Catholics, and 75,000 Orthodox.[3]

AdministrationEdit

List of sanjakbeys of Bosnian Sanjak is the following:[citation needed]

  1. Minnetoğlu Mehmed Bey, 1464
  2. Isa-beg Isaković, 7 February 1464 — 1470
  3. Ajaz-beg, 1470—1474
  4. Sinan-beg, 1474
  5. Arnaut Davud-beg, 1474-1475
  6. Bali-beg Malkočević (Turkish: Bali Bey Malkoçoğlu), 1475—1477[citation needed]
  7. Skender Pasha, 1477—1479
  8. Arnaut Davud-beg, 1479—1480
  9. Skender Pasha, 1480—1482
  10. Jahja-beg, 1482—1483
  11. Ajaz-beg, 1483—1484
  12. Mehmed-beg Ishaković, 1484—1485
  13. Sinan-beg, 1485—1490
  14. Hadum Jakub-paša, 1490—1493
  15. Jahja-paša, 1493—1495
  16. Firuz Bey, 1495—1496[4]
  17. Skender-paša Mihajlović, 1498—1505
  18. Firuz Bey, 1505—1512
  19. Hadum Sinan-beg Borovinić, 1512—1513
  20. Junuz-beg, 1513 — 14 April 1515
  21. Mustafa-paša Jurišević (Mustafa-paša Skenderpašić), 14 October 1515 — 17 April 1516
  22. Gazi Hasan-beg, 17 April 1516 — 1517
  23. Gazi Mehmed-beg Mihajlović (Turkish: Gazi Mehmed Bey Mihalzade), 1517—1519
  24. Gazi Bali-beg Jahjapašić, 1519 — 15 September 1521
  25. Gazi Husrev-beg, 15 September 1521 — 1525
  26. Gazi Hasan-beg, 1525—1526
  27. Gazi Husrev-beg, 1526—1534
  28. Ulama-paša, 1534—1536
  29. Gazi Husrev-beg, 1536 — 18 June 1541
  30. Ulama-paša, 18 June 1541 — 1547
  31. Sofi Ali-beg, 1547—1549
  32. Muhamed-han Zulkadrić (Turkish: Muhamed Han Zulkadrioğlu), 1549—1550
  33. Hadim Ali-beg 1550—1551
  34. Sofi Mehmed-paša, 1551—1553
  35. Hadim Gazi Ali-paša, 1553
  36. Dugali Malkoč-beg, 1553—1554
  37. Kara Osman-han, 1554—1555
  38. Kara Mustafa-beg Sokolović, 1555—1557
  39. Hamza-beg Biharović, 1557—1561
  40. Hasan-beg Sokolović, 1561—1562
  41. Sinan-beg Boljanić, 1562—1564
  42. Mustafa-beg Sokolović, 1564—1566
  43. Mehmed-beg Sokolović, 1566—1568
  44. Ferhad-beg Desisalić, 1568—25 June 1568
  45. Mehmed-beg Sokolović, 25 June 1568 — 1574
  46. Ferhad-beg Sokolović (Turkish: Ferhad Bey Sokollu), 1574—1580

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Enciclopedia Croatica (in Croatian) (III ed.). Zagrem: Naklada Hrvatskog Izdavalačkog Bibliografskog Zavoda. 1942. p. 157. Archived from the original on 2011-12-05. Retrieved March 15, 2011. Krajišnik Isabeg imenovan je 1463 sandžakbegom novoustrojenog sandžaka Bosna
  2. ^ Omer Ibrahimagić (1998). Constitutional development of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Vijeće Kongresa bošnjačkih intelektualaca. p. 78. Retrieved 23 January 2013. The former Bosnian sanjak became the central sanjak of this ayalet.
  3. ^ Mitja Velikonja (2003). Religious Separation and Political Intolerance in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Texas A&M University Press. pp. 56–. ISBN 978-1-60344-724-9.
  4. ^ Sarajevu 2007, p. 224.

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