Category:Sokollu Mehmet Pasha

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English: Sokollu Mehmet Paşa (born 1506 - died 1579, Istanbul) was an important 16th century Ottoman statesman. He was 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) to three Sultans: Suleiman the Magnificent, Selim II, and Murad III. He was assassinated in 1579, ending a 15-year reign as the de facto ruler of the Ottoman Empire.

Sokollu Mehmed Pasha 
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
Date of birth 1505
Sokolovići, Sokolac
Бајица Ненадић
Date of death 11 October 1579
Cause of death
  • murder
Educated at
  • Enderun School
Position held
  • Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
  • Kapudan Pasha
  • Beylerbey of Rumelia
Native language
  • Sokulluzade Hasan Pasha
  • Esmehan Sultan
Authority control
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