Sinanüddin Fakih Yusuf Pasha

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Sinanüddin Fakih Yusuf
4th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
In office
1349 – September 1364
Monarch Orhan, Murad I
Preceded by Hacı Pasha
Succeeded by Çandarlı Halil Pasha the Elder
Personal details
Died September 1364

Sinanüddin Fakih Yusuf Pasha was an Ottoman statesman. He was fourth grand vizier of the Ottoman Empire from 1349 to 1364.[1] He served as the last grand vizier of sultan Orhan and the first grand vizier of sultan Murad I.

A 1360 inscription by sultan Orhan mentions Sinanüddin Fakih Yusuf and notes that he was the son of a man named Muslihuddin Musa and the grandson of a man named Mecdüddin İsa. It is also understood from this inscription that he was an Ahi who served as Ottoman bureaucrats.

After his death (and the end of his term), the former kazasker Çandarlı Halil Pasha the Elder became grand vizier, beginning the "Çandarlı era" of the Ottoman Empire, where the prominent Çandarlı family supplied several generations of grand viziers and held great political power.

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  1. ^ İsmail Hâmi Danişmend, Osmanlı Devlet Erkânı, Türkiye Yayınevi, İstanbul, 1971, p. 8. (Turkish)
Political offices
Preceded by
Hacı Pasha
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
Succeeded by
Çandarlı Halil Pasha the Elder