Midhat Pasha

1822 - 1883

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Ahmed Shefik Midhat Pasha (Ottoman Turkish: احمد شفيق مدحت پاشا, romanized: Aḥmed Şefīḳ Midḥat Pāşā; 1822 – 26 April 1883) was an Ottoman politician, reformist, and statesman. He was the author of the Constitution of the Ottoman Empire. Midhat was born in Istanbul and educated from a private medrese. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Midhat Pasha has received more than 240,400 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Midhat Pasha is the 2,910th most popular politician (down from 2,398th in 2019), the 286th most popular biography from Türkiye (up from 288th in 2019) and the 147th most popular Politician.

Midhat Pasha was a reformer in the Ottoman Empire. He is most famous for his policies that were meant to modernize the empire.

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Among politicians, Midhat Pasha ranks 2,910 out of 19,576Before him are Adad-nirari III, Abdul Salam Arif, Kuniaki Koiso, Odilo Globočnik, Reynaldo Bignone, and Marie Louise Gonzaga. After him are Fritigern, Neferefre, Abgar V, Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchess of Montpensier, Lazarus Chakwera, and Kaysone Phomvihane.

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Among people born in 1822, Midhat Pasha ranks 19Before him are Francis, Duke of Cádiz, Étienne Lenoir, Sa'id of Egypt, Heinrich Louis d'Arrest, Edmond de Goncourt, and Rosa Bonheur. After him are Adelaide of Austria, Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, Ignacy Łukasiewicz, Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies, Red Cloud, and Juan, Count of Montizón. Among people deceased in 1883, Midhat Pasha ranks 8Before him are Richard Wagner, Édouard Manet, Ivan Turgenev, Gustave Doré, Emir Abdelkader, and Henri, Count of Chambord. After him are Joseph Plateau, Princess Marianne of the Netherlands, Charles II, Duke of Parma, Thomas Mayne Reid, Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and Dayananda Saraswati.

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In Türkiye

Among people born in Türkiye, Midhat Pasha ranks 286 out of 1,347Before him are Dio Chrysostom (40), Ptolemy Philadelphus (-36), Michael IV the Paphlagonian (1010), Thomas the Slav (800), Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu (1948), and Cornelius Castoriadis (1922). After him are Haran (null), Ahmad Khani (1650), Ibn Hawqal (943), Strato of Lampsacus (-335), Bülent Ecevit (1925), and Apollinaris of Ravenna (101).

Among POLITICIANS In Türkiye

Among politicians born in Türkiye, Midhat Pasha ranks 147Before him are Süleyman Çelebi (1377), Aristagoras (-600), Gevherhan Sultan (1605), Ptolemy Philadelphus (-36), Michael IV the Paphlagonian (1010), and Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu (1948). After him are Bülent Ecevit (1925), Latife Uşşaki (1898), Ayşe Sultan (1541), David of Trebizond (1408), Şehzade Mehmed (1605), and Alexander Balas (-150).