Kara Mustafa Pasha

1634 - 1683

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Merzifonlu Kara Mustafa Pasha (Ottoman Turkish: مرزيفونلى قره مصطفى پاشا‎, Turkish: Merzifonlu Kara Mustafa Paşa; "Mustafa Pasha the Courageous of Merzifon"; 1634/1635 – 25 December 1683) was an Ottoman nobleman, military figure and Grand Vizier of Albanian origin, who was a central character in the Ottoman Empire's last attempts at expansion into both Central and Eastern Europe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kara Mustafa Pasha has received more than 374,711 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Kara Mustafa Pasha is the 862nd most popular politician (up from 1,046th in 2019), the 130th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 158th in 2019) and the 73rd most popular Turkish Politician.

Kara Mustafa Pasha was a Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire who was in charge of the Ottoman army during the Siege of Vienna.

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Among politicians, Kara Mustafa Pasha ranks 862 out of 15,710Before him are Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan, Ivan V of Russia, Casimir III the Great, Andronikos II Palaiologos, Antigonus I Monophthalmus, and Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark. After him are Basil I, Roger II of Sicily, Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès, Nikephoros I, Charles I of Hungary, and Frederick VI of Denmark.

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Among people born in 1634, Kara Mustafa Pasha ranks 1After him are Luca Giordano, Mariana of Austria, Madame de La Fayette, Charles Emmanuel II, Duke of Savoy, Nicolaes Maes, Alfonso IV d'Este, Duke of Modena, Kazimierz Łyszczyński, Thomas Kingo, Countess Albertine Agnes of Nassau, John George I, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach, and Pasquier Quesnel. Among people deceased in 1683, Kara Mustafa Pasha ranks 4Before him are Maria Theresa of Spain, Jean-Baptiste Colbert, and Turhan Hatice Sultan. After him are Afonso VI of Portugal, Guarino Guarini, Louis, Count of Vermandois, Maria Francisca of Savoy, Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem, Margravine Hedwig Sophie of Brandenburg, Jacob Stainer, and Juraj Križanić.

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Among people born in Turkey, Kara Mustafa Pasha ranks 130 out of 1,128Before him are Constans II (630), Justinian II (668), Nikephoros II Phokas (912), Julius Nepos (430), Andronikos II Palaiologos (1259), and Gregory of Nyssa (335). After him are Basil I (811), Nikephoros I (760), John VIII Palaiologos (1392), Leo VI the Wise (866), Stefan Dušan (1308), and Michael II (770).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Kara Mustafa Pasha ranks 73Before him are İsmet İnönü (1884), Constans II (630), Justinian II (668), Nikephoros II Phokas (912), Julius Nepos (430), and Andronikos II Palaiologos (1259). After him are Basil I (811), Nikephoros I (760), John VIII Palaiologos (1392), Leo VI the Wise (866), Stefan Dušan (1308), and Michael II (770).