Kara Davud Pasha

For other people named Davud Pasha, see Davud Pasha (disambiguation).
This is an Ottoman Turkish style name. Davud is the given name, the title is Pasha, and there is no family name.

Kara Davud Pasha, also known as simply Davud Pasha or as Hain Davud Pasha ("Davud Pasha the Traitor"), was an Ottoman statesman who became briefly Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire in 1622, during the reign of his brother-in-law Mustafa I.[1]

He was born in 1570 in Bosnia Eyalet.

He married a daughter of Mehmed III and "Halime" Sultan in 1604 and was appointed Beylerbey of Rumelia and shortly after vizier.[1]

He became Kapudan Pasha for a brief time during the first reign of Mustafa I (1617-1618).[1]

He was appointed Grand Vizier in May 20 1622 through the influence of Mustafa's mother, his own mother-in-law. He was responsible of the death of Osman II. However he was dismissed in June 13 1622 and executed in 18 January 1623.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 4 Encyclopedia of Islam, vol.2 (1991), p.183
Political offices
Preceded by
Dilaver Pasha
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
20 May 1622 – 13 June 1622
Succeeded by
Mere Hüseyin Pasha
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