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any tips or interesting events about history
Posted November 28th, 2009 - 11:06 am by from Algiers, Algeria (Permalink)
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did u know candarlı?
Çandarlı (Chandarly) Halil Pasha was a highly influential Ottoman grand vizier under the Sultans Murat II and, for the first years of his reign, under Mehmet II (from 1439 to 1 June 1453 precisely)

in 1453, one of the first acts committed by the (then fully reigning) Mehmet II immediately after the conquest of İstanbul (Constantinople) was to execute his grand vizier Çandarlı Halil Pasha and confiscate his property. It is interesting to note that the city had been taken on 29 May 1453 and this execution took place on 1 June 1453, suggesting a design conceived by the sultan for a long time.