Ermeni Süleyman Pasha

For other people named Suleiman Pasha, see Suleiman Pasha (disambiguation).
Ermeni Süleyman Pasha
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
In office
August 19, 1655  February 28, 1656
Monarch Mehmed IV
Preceded by Kara Dev Murad Pasha
Succeeded by Gazi Hüseyin Pasha
Personal details
Born 1607
Died February 28, 1687 (aged 7980)
Nationality Ottoman of Armenian ethnicity
Spouse(s) Ayşe Sultan
Nickname(s) Koca

Ermeni Suleyman Pasha (Armenian: Էրմենի Սուլեյման Փաշա) also Koca was an Ottoman statesman of Armenian ethnicity. He was Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire from 19 August 1655 until 28 February 1656.[1]

He attended Enderun school. Served as governor of Sivas then of Erzurum. Married to daughter of Sultan Ibrahim I, Ayşe Sultan. After being demoted from the position of Grand Vizier, he was appointed as the governor of Bosnia then as kaymakam of Istanbul, Özü, then Istanbul and Erzurum again. After this last position he retired and died in Istanbul.[2]


  1. İsmail Hâmi Danişmend, Osmanlı Devlet Erkânı, Türkiye Yayınevi, İstanbul, 1971, p. 40. (Turkish)
  2. Meydan Larousse Büyük Lugât ve Ansiklopedi, 1965
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