Omar Pasha

1806 - 1871

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Omer Pasha, also known as Omer Pasha Latas (Turkish: Ömer Lütfi Paşa, Serbian: Омер-паша Латас, romanized: Omer-paša Latas; 24 September 1806 – 18 April 1871) was an Ottoman field marshal and governor. Born in Austrian territory to Serbian Orthodox Christian parents, he initially served as an Austrian soldier. When faced with charges of embezzlement, he fled to Ottoman Bosnia in 1823 and converted to Islam; he then joined the Ottoman army, where he quickly rose through the ranks. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Omar Pasha has received more than 283,337 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Omar Pasha is the 358th most popular military personnel (up from 385th in 2019), the 31st most popular biography from Croatia (down from 30th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Croatian Military Personnel.

Omar Pasha was a military commander in the Ottoman Empire and is most famous for his campaigns against the Russian Empire.

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Among military personnels, Omar Pasha ranks 358 out of 2,058Before him are Huang Zhong, Francisco de Miranda, Günther Prien, Maximilian von Spee, Ivan Paskevich, and Jozef Gabčík. After him are Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, Levin August von Bennigsen, Sergei Skripal, Nicolas Chauvin, Tomoyuki Yamashita, and Ban Chao.

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Among people born in 1806, Omar Pasha ranks 10Before him are Benito Juárez, Catherine Labouré, Emilia Plater, Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies, Alexander Karađorđević, Prince of Serbia, and Otto Wilhelm Hermann von Abich. After him are William Webb Ellis, Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Johann Friedrich Franz Burgmüller, Charles Gleyre, and Alphonse Pyramus de Candolle. Among people deceased in 1871, Omar Pasha ranks 9Before him are John Herschel, Augustus De Morgan, Daniel Auber, Michael Thonet, Sigismond Thalberg, and Louise of the Netherlands. After him are Princess Maria Annunciata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Wilhelm von Tegetthoff, Wilhelm Weitling, Alexander Afanasyev, Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, and Anna Atkins.

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In Croatia

Among people born in Croatia, Omar Pasha ranks 31 out of 700Before him are Joanna II of Naples (1373), Alida Valli (1921), Tomislav of Croatia (null), Dubravka Ugrešić (1949), Miroslav Krleža (1893), and Davor Šuker (1968). After him are Stjepan Radić (1871), Marko Marulić (1450), Franz von Suppé (1819), Margaret of Hungary (1242), Stjepan Bobek (1923), and Tomislav Ivić (1933).


Among military personnels born in Croatia, Omar Pasha ranks 3Before him are Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (-63), and Svetozar Boroević (1856). After him are Ante Gotovina (1955), Viktor Pavičić (1898), Momčilo Đujić (1907), Janko Bobetko (1919), Jure Francetić (1912), Archduke Karl Albrecht of Austria (1888), Stjepan Sarkotić (1858), Mile Mrkšić (1947), and Georg von Trapp (1880).