Solakzade Mehmed Hemdemi

Solakzade Mehmed (1592–1658), using the pen name Hemdemi, was an Ottoman historian and music composer.[1] He wrote a famous Ottoman history titled Tarih-i Solakzade (History of Solakzade). He seems to have been the son of a Solak, a janissary bowman of the sultan's personal guard, and was born in Constantinople.[2]


  1. ^ Encyclopaedic Historiography of the Muslim World, Nagendra Kr. Singh, Abida Samiuddin, page 920, 2004
  2. ^ First Encyclopaedia of Islam: 1913-1936, M. Th Houtsma, page 482