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Ali Acemi [Esir; ‛Alā’ al-Dīn ‛Alī ibn ‛Abd al-Karīm]locked

(b ?Tabriz; d Istanbul, c. 1537).
  • Howard Crane

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Ottoman architect. His epithets, acemi (Persian) and esir (prisoner), suggest that he was captured in the 1514 campaign against the Safavids of Iran by the Ottoman sultan Selim I (reg 1512–20). He served as chief imperial architect from at least September 1525 until March 1537...

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