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List of Aghas of the Janissaries

This is a list of the Aghas of the Janissaries, the commanders of the Janissary corps from the early 16th century to the early 19th century.

Name Tenure
as Agha
Fate Refs
Yakub Agha 1515 unknown [1]
Ferhad Agha 1515-1517 Promoted to beylerbey (governor-general) of Rumelia and vizier [1]
Ayas Mehmed Agha 1517-1519(?) Promoted to beylerbey of Rumelia, eventually served as grand vizier (1536-1539) [1]
Kemal or Kemaleddin Agha 1519 Died in office [1]
Behrem Agha 1519-1520 Promoted to beylerbey of Rumelia [1]
Bali Agha 1521-1523 Executed [1]
Mustafa Agha 1523(?)-1525 Executed [1]
?ücaadin Agha 1525-1526 Died in office [1]
Ismail Agha 1526(?) Promoted to beylerbey [1]
Mehmed Agha 1526(?)-1531 Promoted to beylerbey of Rumelia [1]
Güzelce Rüstem Agha 1531-1533/4 Promoted to beylerbey of Budin [1]
Silahdar Cafer Agha 1533/4-1534 Promoted to beylerbey of Damascus [2]
Mehmed Agha 1534 Promoted to beylerbey of Aleppo [2]
Kara Ahmed Agha 1534-1541 Promoted to beylerbey of Rumelia, eventually served as grand vizier (1553-1555) [2]
Temerrüd Ali Agha 1541 Promoted to beylerbey of Erzurum [2]
Ferhad Agha 1541-1546/7 unknown [2]
Semiz Ali Agha 1546/7-1549 Promoted to beylerbey of Rumelia, eventually served as grand vizier (1561-1565) [2]
Sinan Agha 1549-1553 unknown [2]
Iskender Agha 1553(?)-1554(?) Possibly promoted to beylerbey of Egypt [2]
Pertev Mehmed Agha 1554 unknown [2]
Damad Ferhad Agha 1554-1558 Promoted to beylerbey of Kastamonu [2]
Shamsi Ahmed Agha 1558-1561 Promoted to beylerbey of Rumelia, eventually served as grand vizier (1579-1580) [2]
Hasan Agha 1561-1563 Promoted to beylerbey of Rumelia [2]
Müezzinzade Ali Agha 1563-1566 Promoted to Kapudan Pasha [2]
Cafer Agha 1566-1569 Promoted to governor of Kütahya [3]
Siyavu? Agha 1569-1570 Promoted to beylerbey of Rumelia, eventually served thrice as grand vizier (1582-1584, 1586-1589, 1592-1593) [3]
Mustafa Agha 1570-1575 Died in office [3]
Cafer Agha 1566-1569 Promoted to governor of Kütahya [3]
Calazade Yusuf Sinan Agha 1575-1579 Promoted to governor of Erzurum, eventually served as grand vizier (1596) [3]
Cerrah Mehmed Agha 1579 Promoted to vizier and beylerbey of Rumelia, eventually served as grand vizier (1598-1599) [3]
Damad Ibrahim Agha 1579-1582 Promoted to beylerbey of Rumelia, eventually served thrice as grand vizier (1596, 1596-1597, 1599-1601) [3]
Serdar Ferhad Pasha 1582 Promoted to vizier and beylerbey of Rumelia, eventually served twice as grand vizier (1591-1592, 1595) [3]
Payzen Frenk Yusuf Agha 1582(?)-1584 Promoted to beylerbey of Budin [3]
Mehmed Agha 1584 Promoted to beylerbey of Rumelia [3]
Ayas Pashazade Mustafa Agha 1585 Promoted to beylerbey of Marash [4]
Mara?l? Kara Mehmed Agha 1585 Promoted to vizier and beylerbey of Rumelia [4]
Hürrem Agha 1585{?)-1587 unknown [4]
Halil Agha 1587-1588 Promoted to beylerbey of Rumelia [4]
Halil Agha 1588-1589 Promoted to beylerbey of Rumelia [4]
H?z?r Agha 1589 Promoted to beylerbey of Rumelia [4]
Apostol Mahmud Agha 1589-1590 Promoted to beylerbey of Rumelia [4]
Saatçi Hasan Agha 1590-1591 Promoted to beylerbey and kaymakam [4]
Sat?rç? Mehmed Agha 1591-1592 Promoted to beylerbey of Karaman, eventually served as grand vizier (1604-1606) [4]
Bosnal? Halil Agha 1592 unknown [4]
Mahmud Agha 1592-1594 unknown [4]
Yemi?çi Hasan Agha 1594-1595 1st tenure. Promoted to vizier and beylerbey of Shirvan [4]
Harami Ahmed Agha 1595 Promoted to beylerbey of Bosnia [5]
Güzelce Mahmud Agha 1595 Promoted to belyerbey of Kars and kaymakam [5]
Yemi?çi Hasan Agha 1595-1596 2nd tenure. Promoted to commander of Yerevan, eventually served as grand vizier (1601-1603) [5]
Veli Agha 1596 Promoted to beylerbey of Rumelia [5]
Sar?kç? Mustafa Agha 1596 Promoted to beylerbey of Van [5]
T?rnakç? Hasan Agha 1596-1601 Promoted to vizier and governor of Baghdad [5]
Ali Agha 1601-1603 Dismissed [5]
Deli Ferhad Agha 1603 Promoted to beylerbey of Damascus [5]
Kasim Agha 1603 Promoted to vizier and kaymakam [5]
Türk Koca Ahmed Agha 1603-1604 Promoted to Kapudan Pasha [5]
Nakka? Hasan Agha 1604 Promoted to vizier and beylerbey of Rumelia [6]
Silahdar Hüseyin Agha 1604-1606 Promoted to beylerbey of Aleppo [6]
Maryol Hüseyin Agha 1606-1607 Promoted to beylerbey of Anatolia [6]
Kayserili Halil Agha 1607-1609 Promoted to Kapudan Pasha, eventually served as grand vizier (1616-1619) [6]
Imrahor Ibrahim Agha 1611(?)-1612 Promoted to beylerbey of Yemen [6]
Miralem Ismail Agha 1612-1613(?) Dismissed [6]
Çukadar Ahmed Agha 1613 Promoted to beylerbey of Rumelia [6]
Mustafa Agha 1613 Promoted to beylerbey of Egypt [6]
Ahmed Agha 1613-1615 [6]
Mustafa Agha 1615-1616 Died in office [6]
Sari Hüseyin Agha 1616 Promoted to beylerbey of Damascus [7]
Ohrili Hüseyin Agha 1616 Promoted to beylerbey of Rumelia [7]
Ni?anc? Ahmed Agha 1616 Promoted to beylerbey of Egypt [7]
Ali Agha 1616 Promoted to beylerbey of Bosnia [7]
Hocazade Damadi Mustafa Agha 1616-1618 Promoted to beylerbey of Diyarbekir [7]
Mirahor Ispartali Mustafa Agha 1618-1619 Promoted to beylerbey of Egypt [7]
Bibershami Silahdar Yusuf Agha 1619-1620 Promoted to beylerbey of Aleppo [7]
Ni?deli Softa Mustafa Agha 1620-1621 Promoted to Kapudan Pasha [7]
Deveci Ali Agha 1621-1622 unknown [7]
Kara Ali Agha 1622 Murdered by Janissaries [7]
Deli Dervi? Agha 1622 Promoted to beylerbey of Rumelia [8]
Berber Kara Mustafa Agha 1622 Promoted to vizier and beylerbey of Egypt [8]
Çe?teli Ali Agha 1622-1623 Promoted to beylerbey of Egypt [8]
Bayram Çelebi Agha 1623 Promoted to vizier and beylerbey of Egypt, eventually served as grand vizier (1637-1638) [8]
Hüsrev Agha 1623-1626 Promoted to vizier and beylerbey of Diyarbekir, eventually served as grand vizier (1628-1631) [8]
Ali Agha 1626-1627 Died in office [8]
Demirkaz?k Halil Agha 1627-1628 Promoted to governor of Sivas [8]
Mostarl? Mustafa Agha 1628-1630 Promoted to beylerbey of Damascus [8]
Hac? Eyvad Süleyman Agha 1630-1631 Promoted to vizier and governor of Erzurum [8]
Hasan Halife Agha 1631-1632 Murdered [8]
Köse Mehmed Agha 1632-1634 Executed [8]
Mehmed Agha 1634-1635 Promoted to governor of Karaman [9]
Kemanke? Kara Mustafa Agha 1635 Promoted to Kapudan Pasha, eventually served as grand vizier (1638-1644) [9]
?ahin Agha 1635-1638 Promoted to defterdar [9]
Küçük Hasan Agha 1638 Promoted to governor of Baghdad [9]
Rikabdar B?y?kl? Mustafa Agha 1638-1640 Promoted to beylerbey of Rumelia [9]
Silahdar Siyavu? Agha 1640 Promoted to Kapudan Pasha [9]
Tekeli/Antalyali Mustafa Agha 1640(?)-1642 Promoted to governor of Erzurum [9]
Bekta? Agha 1642-1643 Promoted to governor of Bursa [9]
Hezargradi Voynuk Ahmed Agha 1643-1644 Promoted to beylerbey of Bosnia [9]
Mirahor Salih Agha 1644 Promoted to vizier and chief defterdar, eventually served as grand vizier (1645-1647) [10]
Rikabdar ?aban Agha/Pasha 1644-1645 Promoted to beylerbey of Marash [10]
Musa Agha/Pasha 1645 Promoted to chief defterdar and Kapudan Pasha, eventually served as grand vizier (1647) [10]
Pirinçcizade Ahmed Agha/Pasha 1645-1646 Promoted to governor of Biga [10]
Debba? Mehmed Agha 1646-1647 Promoted to beylerbey of Aleppo [10]
Hamamc? Mehmed Agha 1647 Promoted to vizier [10]
Hamzapa?azade Mehmed Agha/Pasha 1647 Promoted to vizier [10]
Seyyid Emir Mehmed Efendi 1647 Promoted to beylerbey of Egypt [10]
Küçük Çavu? Ahmed Agha 1647-1648 Exiled to Kütahya [10]
Bostanc?ba Ceyazirli Musa Agha 1648 Died in office [10]
Emir Seleci ?erif Mustafa Agha 1648 Promoted to governor of Bolu and chief defterdar [10]
Karagöz Mehmed Agha 1648-1649 Promoted to beylerbey of Egypt and defterdar [10]
Kara Dev Murad Agha 1649 Promoted to Kapudan Pasha [11]
?ahin Agha 1649-1651 Executed [11]
Karahasan Aghazade Hüseyin Agha 1651 Promoted to governor of Kastamonu [11]
Malatyali Rikabdar Süyman Agha 1651-1653 Promoted to governor of Malatya, eventually served as grand vizier (1655-1656) [11]
Gürcü Mustafa Agha/Pasha 1653 Promoted to governor of Kanije [11]
Kenan Agha/Pasha 1653-1655 Promoted to vizier and governor of Kanije [11]
Mirahor Mehmed Agha 1655-1656 Dismissed [11]
Ases Damad? Mehmed Agha 1656 Executed [11]
Çukadar Bo?nak Mahmud Agha 1656 Executed [11]
Çetrefilzade Gürcü Hüseyin Agha/Pasha 1656 Promoted to vizier and beylerbey of Diyarbakir [11]
Sührap Mehmed Agha/Pasha 1656-1657 Promoted to vizier and governor of Sivas [11]
Hoca Ali Agha 1657-1658 Executed [12]
Kundakçizade Kanbur Mustafa Agha 1658-1662 Promoted to vizier and beylerbey of Damascus [12]
Salih Agha 1662-1664 Promoted to beylerbey of Damascus [12]
Mustafa Agha 1664 Died in office while on campaign [12]
Muharrem Agha 1664 Promoted to beylerbey of Anatolia [12]
Çavu?ba ?i?man Ibrahim Agha 1664-1665 Promoted to governor of Belgrade [12]
Arnavuduzun Ibrahim Agha/Pasha 1665-1669 Promoted to kaymakam [12]
Abdi Agha/Pasha 1669 Promoted to vizier [12]
Abdurrahman Agha/Pasha 1669(?)-1674 Promoted to vizier and governor of Baghdad [12]
Kara Hasanzade Mustafa Agha 1674-1678 Promoted to kaymakam [12]
Çelebi Ibrahim Agha/Pasha 1678-1679 Promoted to vizier and governor of Erzurum [12]
Tekdurfa?l? Beki Mustafa Agha/Pasha 1679-1683 1st tenure. Promoted to vizier
Hadji Zülfikar Agha/Pasha 1683-1686 Promoted to dizdar (fortress commandant) of Chios [13]
Çolak Hasan Agha 1686 Retired [13]
Beki Mustafa Pasha 1686-1687 2nd tenure. Promoted to dizdar of Bo?az Hisar fortress, eventually served as grand vizier (1688-1689) [14]
Cadi Yusuf Agha 1687 Promoted to governor of Cidde [13]
Cerrah Mustafa Agha 1687-1688 Promoted to dizdar of Sedd el Bahr fortress [13]
Harputlu Hadji Ali Agha 1688 Executed [13]
Darbakç? Ali agha 1688 Executed [13]
Müezzinzade Hasan Agha/Pasha 1688 Promoted to vizier [13]
Koca Mahmud Agha/Pasha 1688-1689 Promoted to vizier [13]
Ebubekir Agha/Pasha 1689-1690 Promoted to governor of Ni?bolu [13]
Arabac? Kadi Ali Agha 1690-1691 Promoted to vizier and kaymakam, eventually served as grand vizier (1691-1692) [15]
Çiko?lu Mehmed Agha 1691 Died in office [15]
E?inli Mehmed Agha 1691 Executed [15]
Daltaban Mustafa Agha 1691-1692 Promoted to dizdar of Özi fortress, eventually served as grand vizier (1702-1703) [15]
Çelebi Ismail Agha/Pasha 1692-1693 Promoted to beylerbey of Damascus [15]
Gürcü Elhac Abdullah Agha 1693-1694 Promoted to dizdar of Belgrade fortress [15]
Murad Agha/Pasha 1694-1695 Promoted to governor of Izmit [15]
Çelebi Arec Yusuf Agha/Pasha 1695 Promoted to governor of Özi [15]
Deli Baltazade Mahmud Agha 1695-1697 Died in office [15]
Çelebi Ibrahim Agha/Pasha 1697-1698 Promoted to dizdar of Bo?az Hisar fortress [16]
Kürd Ibrahim Agha 1698-1701 Promoted to governor of Mosul [16]
Do?ramac?zade Mehmed Agha 1701-1703 Promoted to vizier and governor of Chania [16]
Dellak Ali Agha 1703 Promoted to dizdar of Belgrade fortress [16]
Arnavud Osman Agha 1703 Promoted to beylerbey of Damascus [16]
Elhac Çalik Ahmed Agha 1703 Executed [16]
Çelebi Mehmed Agha 1703-1704 1st tenure [16]
Bo?nak Hasan Agha 1704 Promoted to governor of Hüdavendigâr (Bursa) [16]
Tortumlu Ibrahim Agha 1704-1705 Retired [16]
Çelebi Mehmed Agha 1705-1706 2nd tenure. Promoted to kaymakam and vizier [17]
Arnavud Osman Agha/Pasha 1706-1707 Died [16]
Balli Mehmed Agha 1707-1708 Promoted to governor of Ni?bolu [18]
Koca Kara Mustafa Agha 1708-1710 1st tenure. Banished to Gelibolu [18]
Gürcü Yusuf Agha/Pasha 1710-1711 Promoted to grand vizier (1711-1712) [18]
Çelebi Mehmed Agha/Pasha 1711-1712 3rd tenure. Promoted to kaymakam [18]
Koca Kara Mustafa Agha 1712-1713 2nd tenure. Banished to Malkara [18]
Arnavud Haci Deli Ebubekir Agha 1713 Promoted to vizier and governor of Kyustendil [18]
Kürd Hasan Agha 1713-1715 Promoted to vizier and governor of Chania [18]
Darbune Ebubekir Agha 1715-1716 Promoted to beylerbey of Erzurum [18]
Bayraktar Zileli Hüseyin Agha/Pasha 1716-1717 Banished to Bihke [18]
Ermeni Mehmed Agha 1717-1718 1st tenure. Banished to Tekfurda [19]
Muhsinzade Abdullah Agha/Pasha 1718-1719 Promoted to defterdar and beylerbey of the Morea [18]
Findikzade Ahmed Agha 1719 Banished to Tekfurda [20]
Ermeni Mehmed Agha 1719-1724 Died [20]
Kethüda Hasan Agha 1724-1730 Banished to Rhodes [20]
Sarrac Kel Mehmed Agha 1730 Dismissed [20]
Muhsinzade Abdullah Agha/Pasha 1730-1731 Promoted to governor of Adana, eventually served as grand vizier (1737) [20]
?ahin Mehmed Agha/Pasha 1731 Promoted to kaymakam and Kapudan Pasha [20]
Köle Gürcü Ismail Agha/Pasha 1731-1732 Promoted to beylerbey of Rumelia [20]
Çelebi Kethüdabeyzade Abdülbaki Agha 1732-1733 Banished to Gelibolu [20]
Altinci Mustafa Agha 1733-1734 Dismissed [20]
Abdullah Agha/Pasha 1734-1738 Died [20]
Deli Seyyid Hasan Agha/Pasha 1738-1743 Promoted to grand vizier (1743-1746) [21]
Erzurumi Yaz?c?zade Elhac Ibrahim Agha 1743-1745 Promoted to vizier and governor of Erzurum [21]
Malatyal? Ibrahim Agha/Pasha 1745-1747 Promoted to governor of Ayd?n [21]
Kelleci Mustafa Agha 1747-1748 1st tenure. Banished to Gelibolu [21]
Hüseyin Agha 1748 Banished to Bursa [21]
Hac? Hasan Agha 1748-1750 Promoted to governor of Khotyn [21]
Kelleci Mustafa Agha 1750 2nd tenure. Banished to Gelibolu [21]
Deli Emir Seyyid Ahmed Agha 1750 Promoted to vizier and governor of Sidon [21]
Darbunezade Seyyid Numan Agha 1750-1751 Banished to Erzurum [21]
Macar Hac? Hasan Agha 1751-1752 Banished to Lemnos, eventually Kapudan Pasha [21]
Sari Mustafa Agha 1752-1755 Promoted to kaymakam [21]
Ah?skal? Mehmed Agha 1755 Banished to Manisa [21]
Dibac?zade Ibrahim Agha/Pasha 1755-1757 Promoted to kaymakam of the grand vizier [21]
Kalafat Mehmed Pasha 1770
Ye?en Mehmed Pasha 1772-1774
?brahim Hilmi Pasha 1804-1806

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Y?ld?z 2018, p. 400.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Y?ld?z 2018, p. 401.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Y?ld?z 2018, p. 402.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Y?ld?z 2018, p. 403.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Y?ld?z 2018, p. 404.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Y?ld?z 2018, p. 405.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Y?ld?z 2018, p. 406.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Y?ld?z 2018, p. 407.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i Y?ld?z 2018, p. 408.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Y?ld?z 2018, p. 409.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Y?ld?z 2018, p. 410.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Y?ld?z 2018, p. 411.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i Y?ld?z 2018, p. 412.
  14. ^ Y?ld?z 2018, pp. 411, 412.
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i Y?ld?z 2018, p. 413.
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Y?ld?z 2018, p. 414.
  17. ^ Y?ld?z 2018, pp. 414, 415.
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Y?ld?z 2018, p. 415.
  19. ^ Y?ld?z 2018, pp. 415, 416.
  20. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Y?ld?z 2018, p. 416.
  21. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Y?ld?z 2018, p. 417.

Sources

  • Y?ld?z, Aysel (2018). "Commanders of the Janissary Army: The Janissary A?as, Their Career and Promotion Patterns". In Georgios Theotokis; Aysel Y?ld?z (eds.). A Military History of the Mediterranean Sea: Aspects of War, Diplomacy, and Military Elites. Leiden and Boston: Brill. pp. 397-462. ISBN 978-90-04-31509-9.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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