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.


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