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Semiz Ali Pasha was an Ottoman statesman and served as Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire from 1561-1565. He was previously the beylerbey (governor) of Egypt Eyalet. Semiz Ali Pasha was born in Bosnia, and replaced Rüstem Pasha as a Grand Vizier.[1] After palace schooling, he discharged high-level functions along the Ottoman Empire.[1]

His epithet "Semiz" means "fat" in Turkish.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Murvar, Vatro (1989). Nation and Religion in Central Europe and the Western Balkans: The Muslims in Bosna, Hercegovina, and Sandžak : a Sociological Analysis. FSSSN Colloquia and Symposia, University of Wisconsin. p. 34. 
Preceded by
Rüstem Pasha
Grand Vizier
10 July 1561-28 June 1565
Succeeded by
Sokollu Mehmet Pasha

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