Benderli Ali Pasha

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Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
In office
23 March 1821 – 30 April 1821
Monarch Mahmud II
Preceded by Seyyid Ali Pasha
Succeeded by Hacı Salih Pasha
Personal details
Died 1821
Cyprus, Eyalet of the Archipelago, Ottoman Empire
Nationality Ottoman

Benderli Ali Pasha was an Ottoman statesman. He was Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire.

He ruled from 23 March 1821 to 30 April 1821 as grand vizier of Sultan Mahmud II[1] He came to Constantinople on 21 April 1821 and was actually only nine days in power.[1]

He was the last grand vizier, and was executed upon a clear order by the Sultan (Mahmud II).

According to Ottoman biography textbook called Sicill-i Osmani, on 12 April 1821[citation needed] he was diminished by Sultan Mahmud and was sent to exile in Rhodes, where he died later. Controversially according to Ottoman annals by royal historian Vak'a-nüvis Ahmet Cevdet Efendi (textbook called Tarih-i Cevdet), he was sent in exile to Cyprus and after his departure royal executors were sent to the island.[citation needed] He was interred at Karacaahmet Cemetery in the Üsküdar district of Istanbul.


  1. ^ a b İsmail Hâmi Danişmend, Osmanlı Devlet Erkânı, Türkiye Yayınevi, İstanbul, 1971, p. 72. (in Turkish)
Preceded by
Seyyid Ali Pasha
Grand Vizier
23 March 1821 – 30 April 1821
Succeeded by
Hacı Salih Pasha
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