Dadian family

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The Dadian family was an Ottoman Armenian family that was famous for their industrial activities within the Ottoman Empire. Besides being prominent factory owners (the family had a monopoly on the empire's gunpowder industry for more than a century), members of the family also served as political advisers. The Dadians were also well acquainted with Ottoman banking.[1]

Ohannes Bey Dadian was the director of the gunpowder factory in 1845.[2]


  1. ^ Turcica: Volumes 39-40. Université de Strasbourg. Institut de turcologie. p. 150.
  2. ^ Tuğlacı, Pars (1990). The role of the Balian family in Ottoman architecture. p. 298.