This name change has significant meaning, since it shaped the identity of a Pasha.

? (1575-?)

He was born to Albanian parents in the Sanjak of Berat in Albania. He would enter into the Sultan’s service as a kitchen boy until he found his station in imperial treasury and the offices of the palace chamberlains. He was considered so difficult to work with, he was conscripted as a cavalry soldier.

Koprulu Mehmed Pasha (?-1661)

Köprülü: (Turkish) after the town he served in.
Mehmed: (Arabic)
Pasha: (Arabic) his title

He would eventually rise the ranks until he became a Pasha.


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