This name change has significant meaning, since it shaped the identity of a Pasha.
He was born to Albanian parents in the Sanjak of Berat in Albania. He would enter into the Sultan’s service as a kitchen boy until he found his station in imperial treasury and the offices of the palace chamberlains. He was considered so difficult to work with, he was conscripted as a cavalry soldier.
Koprulu Mehmed Pasha (?-1661)
He would eventually rise the ranks until he became a Pasha.
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