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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 Turkish 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 491,278 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Kara Mustafa Pasha is the 857th most popular politician (up from 861st in 2019), the 119th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 130th in 2019) and the 67th 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 857 out of 15,577Before him are Modu Chanyu, Gustav III of Sweden, Wilm Hosenfeld, Islam Karimov, Jozef Tiso, and Aurangzeb. After him are Qaboos bin Said al Said, Farah Pahlavi, Ahmad Shah Massoud, Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, and Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor.

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

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Among people born in Turkey, Kara Mustafa Pasha ranks 119 out of 1,301Before him are Romanos IV Diogenes (1030), Constantine IX Monomachos (1000), Stefan Dušan (1308), Eudoxus of Cnidus (-408), Polycarp (69), and Manuel II Palaiologos (1350). After him are Fethullah Gülen (1941), Marcion of Sinope (85), Michael III (840), Şah Sultan (1509), Andronikos II Palaiologos (1259), and Antinous (111).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Kara Mustafa Pasha ranks 67Before him are Julius Nepos (430), İsmet İnönü (1884), Romanos IV Diogenes (1030), Constantine IX Monomachos (1000), Stefan Dušan (1308), and Manuel II Palaiologos (1350). After him are Michael III (840), Şah Sultan (1509), Andronikos II Palaiologos (1259), Basil II (958), Balbinus (178), and Mausolus (-410).