Sokollu Mehmed Pasha

1505 - 1579

Sokollu Mehmed Pasha

Sokollu Mehmed Pasha (Ottoman Turkish: سوکلو محمد پاشا‎, Turkish: Sokollu Mehmet Paşa; Bosnian: Mehmed-Paša Sokolović, Serbian Cyrillic: Мехмед-паша Соколовић, Arebica: صوقللو محمد باشا‎ pronounced [měxmet pâʃa sokǒːloʋitɕ]; 1506 – 11 October 1579) was an Ottoman statesman most notable for being the Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire. Born in Ottoman Herzegovina into a Serbian Orthodox Christian family, Mehmed was recruited at an early age as part of the Ottoman devşirme system of recruiting Christian boys to be raised to serve as a janissary. He rose through the ranks of the Ottoman imperial system, eventually holding positions as commander of the imperial guard (1543–1546), High Admiral of the Fleet (1546–1551), Governor-General of Rumelia (1551–1555), Third Vizier (1555–1561), Second Vizier (1561–1565), and as Grand Vizier (1565–1579, for a total of 14 years, three months, 17 days) under three sultans: Suleiman the Magnificent, Selim II, and Murad III. He was assassinated in 1579, ending his near 15-years of service to several Sultans, as sole legal representative in the administration of state affairs.Although Sokullu was Muslim, he remembered his Serbian Orthodox roots and his family. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sokollu Mehmed Pasha has received more than 263,472 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 378th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Sokollu Mehmed Pasha ranks 374 out of 14,801Before him are Barack Obama, Dick Cheney, Aurelian, Alfred Rosenberg, Hu Jintao, and Rüstem Pasha. After him are Idi Amin, Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, Decius, Ay, Philip VI of France, and Gerald Ford.

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Among people born in 1505, Sokollu Mehmed Pasha ranks 1After him are Mary of Hungary, Joachim II Hector, Elector of Brandenburg, Andrea Amati, Jane Boleyn, Viscountess Rochford, Mikołaj Rej, Michel de l'Hôpital, Nikolaus Federmann, Juan de Valdés, Christoph Amberger, and Lambert Lombard. Among people deceased in 1579, Sokollu Mehmed Pasha ranks 1After him are Albert V, Duke of Bavaria, Diego de Landa, Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada, Joseph Nasi, Thomas Gresham, Ferenc Dávid, Juan Fernández Navarrete, Stanislaus Hosius, and John Ogilvie.

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In Bosnia and Herzegovina

Among people born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sokollu Mehmed Pasha ranks 4 out of 182Before him are Gavrilo Princip (1894), Ivo Andrić (1892), and Ratko Mladić (1942). After him are Alija Izetbegović (1925), Ante Pavelić (1889), Emir Kusturica (1954), Goran Bregović (1950), Vladimir Prelog (1906), Prince Marko (1335), Tvrtko I of Bosnia (1338), and Biljana Plavšić (1930).

Among POLITICIANS In Bosnia and Herzegovina

Among politicians born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sokollu Mehmed Pasha ranks 1After him are Alija Izetbegović (1925), Ante Pavelić (1889), Prince Marko (1335), Tvrtko I of Bosnia (1338), Biljana Plavšić (1930), Lala Mustafa Pasha (1500), Valerius Severus (300), Zoran Đinđić (1952), Stephen II, Ban of Bosnia (1292), Vukašin of Serbia (1320), and Ban Kulin (1163).